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Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1976

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What Good Is An Old Spear Point?, Duane C. Anderson Jan 1976

What Good Is An Old Spear Point?, Duane C. Anderson

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Not long ago I came in contact with a young learner named Kelly who was fascinated by Indian artifacts. He had amassed a sizable collection and wanted to find out more about his discoveries--things like how old the items were, what they were used for, and by whom. These and other questions need to be answered, not just for Kelly, but for people of all ages who live in Iowa, for we all have a right to a knowledge of the past.


Iowa Science Teachers Fall Conference, Marshalltown Community College, November 11, 1976 Jan 1976

Iowa Science Teachers Fall Conference, Marshalltown Community College, November 11, 1976

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Iowa Science Teachers Fall Conference, Marshalltown Community College, November 11, 1976.


In This Corner: Career Education, Steven K. Halstead Jan 1976

In This Corner: Career Education, Steven K. Halstead

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Often science educators feel that career education belongs in the Industrial Arts or Vocational Agriculture or Home Economics classroom but not in the Science classroom. Since Sputnik, science educators have been selling their course offerings by talking about the vast technological society in which we live and how the job market needs scientifically literate workers. Too often, however, these same educators view career education only as the production of pre-professional scientists. They seem not to include nurses, laboratory technicians and other applied fields in science vocations.


Puzzles And Piaget, David Mccalley Jan 1976

Puzzles And Piaget, David Mccalley

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Personal experience has shown that student learning problems may often be analyzed intuitively and effectively through personal interviews. However, recent work by Anton Lawson and his colleagues at the University of California at Berkeley has produced a more analytical tool, based on Piagetian Reasoning Theory, to help educators understand how students operate men tally. This tool consists of a series of specially designed puzzles, the response to which, gives clues to understanding the functional basis for students' thought processes.


Behavior Molding, Leon Eisenberg Jan 1976

Behavior Molding, Leon Eisenberg

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The planets will move as they always have whether we adopt a geocentric or heliocentric view of the heavens . . . but, the behavior of man is not independent of the theories of human behavior that men adopt.


Man-Environment-Impact Conference Jan 1976

Man-Environment-Impact Conference

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

There will be an International Conference on Education and the Environment entitled, Man-Environment-Impact, on November 24-27, 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Officers, Editors, Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section; Editorial & Technical Review Boards Jan 1976

Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Officers, Editors, Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section; Editorial & Technical Review Boards

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Outstanding Service Award, Elwood Garlock Jan 1976

Outstanding Service Award, Elwood Garlock

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Iowa Science Teachers Section is proud to announce that Don Murphy, science teacher at Hoover High School of Des Moines, has been selected as the recipient of its Outstanding Service Award for 1975.


Congratulations! Jan 1976

Congratulations!

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Editorial Board of the Iowa Science Teachers Journal wishes to congratulate the six Iowa science educators recognized by the Iowa Academy of Science for their excellence in science teaching: Sandra Waltz (Norwalk); Elwood Garlock (Cedar Rapids); Stanley Whelchel (Waterloo); George Davis (Reinbeck); Gary Jensen (Roland); Glendon Peterson (Le Mars).


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1976

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


A Snow Job, Elwood Garlock Jan 1976

A Snow Job, Elwood Garlock

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Have students measure the temperature of a snow drift at three different levels.


Iowa - Upstep: A Program Overview, Vincent N. Lunetta Jan 1976

Iowa - Upstep: A Program Overview, Vincent N. Lunetta

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Over the past five years the program for science teacher preparation at the University of Iowa has been in the process of gradual evolution. The changes have been stimulated by a grant from the National Science Foundation, by teachers, and by science educators. Many teachers in the state of Iowa have played a major role in the development of the current program. In the current UPSTEP program the professional education sequence has become more thoroughly integrated with the student's total program and incorporates a series of clinical experiences in the schools.


How Much Do You Eat?, F. E. Deatherage Jan 1976

How Much Do You Eat?, F. E. Deatherage

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Per capita consumption in the United States of selected foods and the number of organisms required annually to supply these foods.


Can-On-Can Cannon, Peter H. Sweedy Jan 1976

Can-On-Can Cannon, Peter H. Sweedy

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Having had success using a student constructed catapult last year in my physics classes in demonstrating the principles and mathematics of projectile motion, I was ready to repeat the experience, when a student reminded me of a cannon I made when I was younger.


A Brief Look At Individualized Instruction, James L. Kelly Jan 1976

A Brief Look At Individualized Instruction, James L. Kelly

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

If one examines the terminology that is a part of education today, it becomes evident that the teacher is responsible for more than factual presentations. Accountability, humanism, credibility, and personalization are just a few of the new terms being applied to the teachers working vocabulary. All teachers, including science teachers, are constantly being asked to meet the needs of all their students, not just a selected few. This is especially true now, since nationwide science class enrollments are declining. Individualized instruction is a part of the new terminology and, in a limited amount of space, it is also the topic …


Kites, Sondra Waltz Jan 1976

Kites, Sondra Waltz

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

When the first March winds begin to blow, few can resist the thought of kites soaring high in the sky. Why not join students in this interest and help them learn about aerodynamics, the history of flight, the history of kites, and how and why kites fly?


The Des Moines River Study, Gary Downs, Paul Joslin Jan 1976

The Des Moines River Study, Gary Downs, Paul Joslin

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Des Moines River Study was a cooperative project involving the Department of Public Instruction, the Drake University Science Education Department, and science teachers and selected students in eighteen schools along the Des Moines River from Estherville to Knoxville. The year-long study began in November, 1974 and ended in October, 1975.


Third Northeast Iowa Science And Engineering Fair Jan 1976

Third Northeast Iowa Science And Engineering Fair

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Upper Iowa College will be host to the Northeast Iowa Science and Engineering Fair on March 26th and 27th.


Hawkeye Science Fair Jan 1976

Hawkeye Science Fair

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Hawkeye Science Fair will be held April 2-3, 1976 in the Veterans Auditorium in Des Moines.


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1976

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Quickies Jan 1976

Quickies

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Joe Moore of the ISTJ Reviewing Board and Science Consultant for the Muscatine-Scott County School System has suggested that the ISTJ devote a portion of the journal to brief notes concerning ideas that facilitate classroom science instruction. We will give the suggestion a try.


Career Opportunities Await Qualified Students, Gerald H. Krockover Jan 1976

Career Opportunities Await Qualified Students, Gerald H. Krockover

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Even though we like to equate a college education with a good job, we are finding that while this was once true, it is not true for the graduates of the mid l 970's. In 1973, for example, 18 percent of the graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences at one Big Ten university who did not go on to graduate school were still unemployed six months after graduation and almost as many were working as secretaries, clerks, laborers, factory workers, and janitors. Ten years ago fewer than 500,000 bachelor's degrees were awarded in the United States and there …


Keeping Up With The Sun, David R. Duncan, Bonnie H. Litwiller Jan 1976

Keeping Up With The Sun, David R. Duncan, Bonnie H. Litwiller

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

While flying from Minneapolis to a convention on the west coast we observed that it was becoming dark outside even though we took off in daylight and were flying west toward the sun. We asked ourselves the question, "How fast should we be flying to 'keep up with the sun'?"


How About A Science Summer? Jan 1976

How About A Science Summer?

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A unique program of study will be offered at Coe College in the summer of 1976 for high ability high school science students wishing to explore human responses and adaptations to the environment.


Dragonfly Migration Jan 1976

Dragonfly Migration

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Migration of birds in the spring and fall is a well known phenomenon. However, migration of insects is not as well known except for a few spectacular examples such as that of the Monarch butterfly. Actually, quite a number of insects migrate and one easily observed migrant is the large Green Darner dragonfly (Anax junius).


Eastern Iowa Science Fair Jan 1976

Eastern Iowa Science Fair

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Eastern Iowa Science Fair will be held March 27 and 28, 1976.


In Defense Of Ambiguity, Eugene C. Bovee Jan 1976

In Defense Of Ambiguity, Eugene C. Bovee

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

If I recall correctly, one of the first adjectives I learned as a freshman in college was ambiguous. I do not remember looking it up in any dictionary when I learned it after the first mid-term tests. It was then enough for me to learn that if a professor's test-questions were deemed "ambiguous," I could excuse my failure to answer test-questions accurately and blame the professor for having hidden from me what I should have learned and understood. In my years since, as a professor, I find that the freshmen and upper classmen and even graduate students are still sophomoric …


Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Officers, Editors, Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section; Editorial & Technical Review Boards Jan 1976

Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Officers, Editors, Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section; Editorial & Technical Review Boards

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1976

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


The Computer In High School Science Instruction, James J. Hungerford, Richard L. Carter Jan 1976

The Computer In High School Science Instruction, James J. Hungerford, Richard L. Carter

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Computers appear to have a useful function in futuristic science classrooms. Urquhart states, "computers have a promising future as an instructional tool in biology." The purpose for utilizing computers as supplements to standard educational media is to simulate complex situations or demonstrate complex concepts that would be impractical to duplicate in classrooms due to time consuming computations, expense, or lack of equipment.