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Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1974

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Field Trips And Pond Water Studies, Richard Pope Jan 1974

Field Trips And Pond Water Studies, Richard Pope

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

One of the activities that the students enjoy a great deal is the study of pond water, both before and after our trip. To the student whose curiosity is stirred by the study of nature, the pond offers an unusual and interesting experience.


What's A Kohoutek?, David Hurd Jan 1974

What's A Kohoutek?, David Hurd

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

It was discovered in March of 1973 by Lubos Kohoutek, a German astronomer working at the Hamburg Observatory. The discovery images, on photographic plates taken during an asteroid search, did not indicate the impressive qualities of this travelling space iceberg. It was after 4 weeks of observation that the orbit of this new comet was calculated. The orbit turned out to classify Comet Kohoutek as a member of the "sun-grazers."


The Dead River Jan 1974

The Dead River

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Dead River is a simulation game of river restoration, specifically designed for classroom and for community action groups.


National Association Of Geology Teachers Jan 1974

National Association Of Geology Teachers

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

First Announcement of the Annual Meeting of the Central Section of the National Association of Geology Teachers, April 26-28, 1974 at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.


Outstanding Service Award, Kenneth E. Frazier Jan 1974

Outstanding Service Award, Kenneth E. Frazier

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Iowa Science Teacher's Section is proud to announce that Mr. David L. Fagle, Marshalltown, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Outstanding Service Award.


Open Letter From The President, Kenneth E. Frazier Jan 1974

Open Letter From The President, Kenneth E. Frazier

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Regional Directors for the 1973-74 school year have been appointed and are listed on the inside front cover for your convenience. Please contact them about programs they will offer during the coming months.


Actual Teaching Assignments Call For Broader Pre-Service Training For Chemistry-Physics Teachers, Robert W. Hanson Jan 1974

Actual Teaching Assignments Call For Broader Pre-Service Training For Chemistry-Physics Teachers, Robert W. Hanson

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Full-time physics teachers are rare in Iowa's high schools-information on record with the Iowa Department of Public Instruction indicates that there are only eleven in the entire state. Full-time chemistry teachers are not much more common-the records show that there are 33 in Iowa. The most common combination involving physics includes chemistry, with 62.5 percent of all physics teachers teaching chemistry and 52.5 percent of all chemistry teachers teaching physics. Most of the 240 teachers who teach both subjects teach a third subject as well. Tables 1 and 2 show the numbers of teaching combinations that include chemistry or physics …


News And Notes, Gary E. Downs Jan 1974

News And Notes, Gary E. Downs

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

I would like to share with you a few of the activities I have been involved in throughout this academic year.


Iowa Science And Humanities Symposium: An Educational Vehicle, Edward L. Pizzini, Charles Philp Jan 1974

Iowa Science And Humanities Symposium: An Educational Vehicle, Edward L. Pizzini, Charles Philp

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

On March 21, approximately 225 secondary students and their teachers will gather at The University of Iowa for the twelfth annual Iowa Science and Humanities Symposium. The theme for the three-day symposium is "Research in the Service of Man." The annual event is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Iowa Academy of Science, and is sponsored by the U.S. Army Research Office.


Comment: Remember The Humanity In Science Instruction, James J. Hungerford Jan 1974

Comment: Remember The Humanity In Science Instruction, James J. Hungerford

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

There go the "alphabet sciences" and here come the "pace sciences." PACE, Personalized Adventures in Chemistry Education; PABE, Personalized Adventures in Biological Education; PAPE, Personalized Adventures in Physics Education; PAESE, Personalized Adventures in Earth Science Education.


Ists Meeting, Don E. Murphy Jan 1974

Ists Meeting, Don E. Murphy

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The 86th session of the Iowa Academy of Science will take place at Upper Iowa College, Fayette, on April 19-20, 1974.


Science Articulation K-12, Gary E. Downs Jan 1974

Science Articulation K-12, Gary E. Downs

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

I think it is important that we know what I am going to discuss; therefore I feel I should define articulation. Definition of Articulation - the action or manner of jointing or interrelating; the state of being jointed or systematically interrelated into a whole; interrelation of different levels of education (as elementary education, secondary education, and higher education) for ensuring continuous advancement of learning. Using this definition I would now like to take a look at our educational structure.


Candidates For Nsta Office Jan 1974

Candidates For Nsta Office

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

One of our neighbors, Darrell Goar, has been nominated for president of NSTA.


Collegiate Programs For Secondary Students: Meeting The Needs Of The Talented, Edward L. Pizzini, Charles Philp Jan 1974

Collegiate Programs For Secondary Students: Meeting The Needs Of The Talented, Edward L. Pizzini, Charles Philp

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The concept "meeting the needs of the individual student" has been paid lip service for years within educational circles. Whether this has in fact been carried out to any appreciable extent is still open to question. Since the inception of the Secondary Science Training Programs (SSTP) by the National Science Foundation in 1959, hundreds of colleges and universities have sponsored special science programs for high-ability students. However, the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare stated in November, 1973, that fewer than four percent of this country's talented secondary students were being exposed to programs commensurate with their needs (Williams, 1973). …


Take Time, Suzanne Kelly Jan 1974

Take Time, Suzanne Kelly

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

For several years the plea has been to individualize experiences in the classroom. Techniques in room structures (pods, movable walls, learning centers) and in teaching methods (contracts, team-teaching, open classroom concepts) attempted to set the stage for such individualization. Classrooms with permanent rows and every child on every page in every textbook on every day became known as traditional and were highly frowned upon by many educators. Teachers wanted to meet the needs of each child but were not necessarily skilled to do so.


Eastern Iowa Science Fair - Cedar Rapids Jan 1974

Eastern Iowa Science Fair - Cedar Rapids

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

We of the Eastern Iowa Science Fair Board invite you to participate in the 1974 Science Fair. The dates of this year's fair are April 6 and 7.


Free Teaching Materials Jan 1974

Free Teaching Materials

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Single copies of the following publications will be sent free to teachers upon request for a specific title.


Milbert Krohn Memorial Jan 1974

Milbert Krohn Memorial

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Members of the Spirit Lake Community School faculty are spearheading a drive to provide a memorial scholarship in memory of longtime Spirit Lake High School science teacher, Milbert Krohn.


Cover - Iowa Science Teachers Section Officers & Regional Directors - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1974

Cover - Iowa Science Teachers Section Officers & Regional Directors - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


To Dye Or Not To Dye, A. C. Haman Jan 1974

To Dye Or Not To Dye, A. C. Haman

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In the beginning there was water and rock, but as plant life evolved, the globe became more colorful. Cool greens gradually enveloped the earth as successive waves of mosses, ferns, conifers and angiosperms conquered the land. In addition new pigments evolved providing artistic man with new mood-creating dyes with which to color his existence. Primitive man utilized dyes to color his skin to frighten his enemies and increase his prestige. Greek ladies, dissatisfied with the color of their hair, used buckthorn, Rhamnus, to stain their hair yellow and add to their charms. European aristocrats of the Middle Ages, traveling …


Information About The National Youth Science Camp Jan 1974

Information About The National Youth Science Camp

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In 1963 the state of West Virginia founded the National Youth Science Camp and the governor of that state invited each of the other governors to nominate two senior boys as delegates, all expenses paid by the state of West Virginia. This year both delegates and the alternates are being selected on behalf of Governor Ray from the Hawkeye Science Fair.


Model Rocketry - An Excellent Teaching Aid, Edward L. Pizzini Jan 1974

Model Rocketry - An Excellent Teaching Aid, Edward L. Pizzini

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

As unlikely as it may seem, hobbies can serve as a powerful aid in the teaching of science. They not only provide concrete examples but capitalize on the student's interest. Model rocketry activities are an excellent example of such "high involvement" learning hobbies.


Scholarship Winners - Hawkeye Science Fair - 1974 Jan 1974

Scholarship Winners - Hawkeye Science Fair - 1974

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

First place winner in the biological sciences category was Dean Loven, Senior High School, Newton, for "A Study of the Ehrlich Ascites Carcinoma in CF -1 Mice."

First place winner in the physical sciences category was Randy Stalzer, Garrigan High School, Algona, for "The CO2 Laser."

Second place winner in biological science, Patricia Strautman, Kuemper High School, Carroll.

Second place winner in physical science, Marc Johnson, Community High School, St. Ansgar.

Third place winner in biological science was Diane M. Rusley, Community High School, Lake Mills.

Third place winner in physical science, Tim Hanusa, Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluffs.


National Science Teachers Association Jan 1974

National Science Teachers Association

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

NSTA to hold three area conventions in fall: Memphis, Denver, and Washington, D. C., take your pick of three fine places to visit this fall and take advantage of the professional opportunity of being part of a National Science Teachers Association convention. Upwards of 2,000 teachers from the southern, western, and eastern areas of the country are expected to attend these three meetings which will include a wide range of sessions, workshops, field trips and tours geared to science and science education.


The K-12 Science Carnival Is For You! Jan 1974

The K-12 Science Carnival Is For You!

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Sponsored by Iowa Science Teachers Section Iowa Academy of Science and Iowa State Education Association.


Piaget And Science Teaching, Frederick P. De Luca Jan 1974

Piaget And Science Teaching, Frederick P. De Luca

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Piaget's life is as interesting as his theory of intellectual development He was born in France in 1896, published his first article at the age of 11, completed his Ph.D. degree in biology at the age of 21, and subsequently devoted his efforts to study, research and teaching in the psychology of intellectual development. Initially he was interested in exploring the idea that intellectual development resulted from adaptation of the individual to his environment, a concept involving a combination of biology and psychology. As his research progressed, however, he found it necessary to incorporate ideas from the disciplines of formal …


A Unique Elementary Science Teacher Education Program, S. Cecilia Kuennen Jan 1974

A Unique Elementary Science Teacher Education Program, S. Cecilia Kuennen

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Within the past decade exciting new science programs have become available and have been introduced into the elementary schools. At the same time important changes are taking place in pre-service science education programs on the college level to ensure long-range success in the use of these new curricula. Briar Cliff College, Sioux City, Iowa, has successfully implemented an innovative pilot program which may well be adopted by other teacher education centers throughout the country. The strength of the program lies in the cooperative effort between the college and the elementary school system.


Student Programs In Retrospect, Brian J. Awbrey Jan 1974

Student Programs In Retrospect, Brian J. Awbrey

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Science may often be considered a discipline of absolutes and systematized knowledge, but science education in Iowa need not be so. To the young and enthusiastic Iowa student scientist there are a number of educational opportunities available that are exciting and relevant, as well as several which take place outside of the classroom. These extracurricular opportunities are designed to allow the secondary science student to realize a few of his educational aspirations while interacting directly with other professionals and student scientists from the state. Since I have been involved personally with some of the unique Iowa science educational opportunities as …


Open Letter From The President, Ken Frazier Jan 1974

Open Letter From The President, Ken Frazier

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Over the past several years I have watched with special interest our appeal for increased membership from the ranks of our elementary teachers of the state. This appeal has been answered with increased numbers of elementary teachers taking active roles in the various science activities sponsored in whole or in part by the Iowa Science Teachers Section of the Iowa Academy.


Biology - Its People And Its Papers Jan 1974

Biology - Its People And Its Papers

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

This new NSTA book, by Howard B. Baumel and J. Joel Berger, is tailored to students. It includes 39 landmark papers in biology.