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Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1972

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How Much Bang For The Buck?: Teaching Computer Systems Faces A Test Jan 1972

How Much Bang For The Buck?: Teaching Computer Systems Faces A Test

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A National Science Foundation release featuring PLATO, for Programmed Logic Applied to Teaching Operations. PLATO is now nearing the end of more than a decade of research and development at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Cleaner Air Ahead? Jan 1972

Cleaner Air Ahead?

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Ruckelshaus has announced that a prototype engine developed by EPA and the U.S. Army has met EPA's 1976 emission standards in initial tests. EPA, the Army, Ford Motor Co. and Texaco, Inc. have been working on the project for the past two years as part of President Nixon's program to develop a virtually pollution free automobile engine.


The Only True Multi-Medium Is The Human Being, Milbert Krohn Jan 1972

The Only True Multi-Medium Is The Human Being, Milbert Krohn

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

I would like to react to the present mood of our culture by paraphrasing a statement from Lewis Mumford's great book, The Myth of the Machine. "What is needed in education today is a multi-medium for teaching so varied, so many sided, so flexible, so responsive to human need, that it can serve every human purpose .... " And then he says, "The only true multi-medium remains the human organism itself."


Cover - Ias & Ists Officers, Directors And Chairpersons - Ist Journal Information - Table Of Contents Jan 1972

Cover - Ias & Ists Officers, Directors And Chairpersons - Ist Journal Information - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Science Education In The Elementary School: A Modern In-Service Offering, James P. Hale Jan 1972

Science Education In The Elementary School: A Modern In-Service Offering, James P. Hale

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In the past two years at The University of Iowa, we have developed an offering in science education for in-service elementary teachers which provides the elementary school teacher with both an empathy for science and some security with the process-oriented technique.


Rebuilding A Tornado To See What Makes It Tick Jan 1972

Rebuilding A Tornado To See What Makes It Tick

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Hurricanes can be studied from airplanes flown through them and from instruments located in their paths. But even if a meteorologist or engineer could predict the narrow path of a tornado, any instruments he might place in its path would be swept away by the force of the storm.


Science Educators Media Exchange Service Jan 1972

Science Educators Media Exchange Service

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Educators interested in exchanging 35mm slides, tapes or learning packets can list their contributions in a free quarterly publication of Science Educators Media Exchange Service.


New Titles In Nsta How-To-Do-It Series Jan 1972

New Titles In Nsta How-To-Do-It Series

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A list of new titles in the NSTA How-to-Do-it Series.


Biological Specialty Teaching Materials Jan 1972

Biological Specialty Teaching Materials

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Teaching materials for biotechnicians will be developed for the American Institute of Biological Sciences Project BIOTECH during 1972-73, with emphasis to be placed on the following topic areas.


New Guidelines For Advanced Science Education Program Jan 1972

New Guidelines For Advanced Science Education Program

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Developing alternative approaches to doctoral-level degrees in science is a goal of the National Science Foundation's Advanced Science Education program. This objective is contained in new guidelines for the program released today by the Foundation.


Do Birds Have A Built-In Magnetic Direction Finder? Jan 1972

Do Birds Have A Built-In Magnetic Direction Finder?

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

How do birds find their way south in the fall? Some may have a built-in magnetic compass to help them find the way. At least there is an upsurge of scientific interest lately in the possibility that birds can orient themselves for their seasonal migrations by using the earth's magnetic field as a navigation aid.


Hunting Ddt In Small Birds: Migratory Fowl Could Be A Link Between Pesticides And Hawks, Falcons Jan 1972

Hunting Ddt In Small Birds: Migratory Fowl Could Be A Link Between Pesticides And Hawks, Falcons

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Migratory birds-vireos, buntings, warblers, catbirds, olive-backed thrushes and others-appear to be a way-station on the route of persistent pesticides up through the environment.


Back Cover Jan 1972

Back Cover

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


The American Museum Of Natural History Release: Mummy X-Rays Give Medical Histories Of Egyptian Pharaohs Jan 1972

The American Museum Of Natural History Release: Mummy X-Rays Give Medical Histories Of Egyptian Pharaohs

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

By X-raying mummies, a professor of dentistry at the University of Michigan and an egyptologist from the Metropolitan Museum of Art have discovered that the royal rulers of ancient Egypt were prone to many of the same diseases and afflictions that plague modern man.


University Of Wisconsin News Jan 1972

University Of Wisconsin News

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A fetus with a genetic disorder can now be detected in time for the mother to decide whether or not she wants to bear the child, claims Dr. Gloria Sarto of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


What Did You Teach Today?, Marguerite Beecher, Willard Beecher Jan 1972

What Did You Teach Today?, Marguerite Beecher, Willard Beecher

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

An excerpt from Parents on the Run, by Marguerite and Willard Beecher.


So You Want To Be An Outstanding Teacher!, Barton Philipps Jan 1972

So You Want To Be An Outstanding Teacher!, Barton Philipps

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Great teachers are great because of the long vacations, short working day, easy work (if you call it work), and good pay. WHAT? Who said that? Truly GREAT teachers rarely take a vacation and work overtime without pay, to guide the students in learning situations. And as for the pay, the garbage collectors in many areas make more than the teachers.


Nsta To Interpret Naep Science Findings - A First Jan 1972

Nsta To Interpret Naep Science Findings - A First

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The first in-depth interpretation of National Assessment findings is being carried out by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA). A representative study team of scientists and science educators will attempt to answer the question: “NAEP findings in Science: what do they mean?”


In-Service Institute In Environmental Science At Uni Jan 1972

In-Service Institute In Environmental Science At Uni

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A course entitled "Environmental Applications of Physics" will be offered at the University of Northern Iowa during the 1973 spring semester under a grant from the National Science Foundation.


A Not-So-Obvious Solution To The Black Beetle Puzzle Jan 1972

A Not-So-Obvious Solution To The Black Beetle Puzzle

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

True or false: Most desert animals whose life styles keep them out and around during the day are light in color because, as scientists know, light coloration reflects heat and desert animals would naturally evolve in that direction?


Ecosources Bibliography Jan 1972

Ecosources Bibliography

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

This bibliography is compiled on a monthly basis and is primarily intended for teachers teaching environmental topics.


Group Independent Study: A Unique Approach To Undergraduate Research, James E. Privett Jan 1972

Group Independent Study: A Unique Approach To Undergraduate Research, James E. Privett

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Briar Cliff College has a program of independent study in the student's major field during the junior and senior years. In the past the program was used for library research projects and independent laboratory projects. In all cases the projects were truly independent, that is, separate projects for different students with no interconnections between projects. The investigator felt that it would be advantageous if all of the senior chemistry majors and some of the junior chemistry majors who felt ready for the experience would work on the same general research project but with each student studying just one aspect of …


Bird Believed Extinct Is Sighted In Hawaii Jan 1972

Bird Believed Extinct Is Sighted In Hawaii

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Kauai O'o, a bird believed extinct since 1964, was located deep in Hawaii's Alakai Swamp by a biologist with the Fish and Wildlife Service's endangered species program, who found a nesting pair with two young.


Seeking The Meaning Of The Missing Bones Jan 1972

Seeking The Meaning Of The Missing Bones

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

What a scientist doesn't find at an archeological dig can be just as important as what he does find, if he can figure out what is missing and why. The search for just such missing evidence and its meaning has set University of New Mexico archeologist Lewis R. Binford roaming Alaska's Brooks Range, interviewing Nunamiut Eskimos and exploring ancient Eskimo dwelling sites there.


Inexpensive Materials Jan 1972

Inexpensive Materials

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A multicolored map from the National Earthquake Information Center shows which areas of the world can be considered earthquake prone.


Project Assist: A Status Report, Robert E. Yager Jan 1972

Project Assist: A Status Report, Robert E. Yager

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Project ASSIST (Alternatives for Schools of the Seventies for Improvement of Science Teaching) is a concept for statewide improvement of science education in Iowa. Science is broadly conceived to include mathematics, physical sciences, biological sciences, behavioral sciences, and social sciences. Cooperation among the various agencies and persons involved with education is central to the Project ASSIST concept.


New Istj Format, Robert E. Yeager Jan 1972

New Istj Format, Robert E. Yeager

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The financial problems of the Iowa Academy of Science caused the Board of Directors to approve a budget for 1972-73 which decreased the support for the Iowa Science Teachers' Journal by nearly two-thirds. As a result of this austerity program it was necessary to alter the format, size and printing for Volume 9, No. 4 of the Journal. Several alternatives were considered before the ISTJ editorial board recommended a new format to the IAS Publication Committee. This issue represents the recommended and approved format which will characterize the next three issues of Volume 10 as well.


Given: The Chance, Claire Marie Patik Jan 1972

Given: The Chance, Claire Marie Patik

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

This paper presents some practical suggestions for motivating the "educationally uninvolved" student on the one hand, and challenging the intellectually gifted student on the other. Teacher-planned, but student-oriented and directed, three courses geared to the pace of the individual student, are described. The net result of two of these courses as approached the past two years, is a reason- able degree of success leading to a strong acceptance on the part of the author of the basic philosophy of "Schools Without Failure.“ The third is a new plan to be introduced in the author's school in the fall of 1971.


K-12 Science Education In Iowa: Did You Know That . . ., Lynn W. Glass Jan 1972

K-12 Science Education In Iowa: Did You Know That . . ., Lynn W. Glass

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The State is divided into 15 geographical areas for the improvement of education in Iowa schools. Each area has a local board of education and the authority to levy taxes. The total K-12 enrollment ranges from a low of 16,876 in Area XIV to a high of 136,719 in Area XI. In general, these 15 areas are of approximately the same geographical size.


National Science Foundation News: Nsf Expands Studies Of National Science Computer Network Jan 1972

National Science Foundation News: Nsf Expands Studies Of National Science Computer Network

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A National Science Computer Network that would link scientists, engineers, and educators at both small colleges and major universities, non-profit organizations, government, and in industry, with advanced computer resources is being studied by the National Science Foundation.