Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1980

Articles 1 - 30 of 78

Full-Text Articles in Education

Istj, Religion And Politics: An Editor's View, A. C. Haman Jan 1980

Istj, Religion And Politics: An Editor's View, A. C. Haman

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

During the past year, the Iowa Science Teachers Journal has been criticized (and in one instance politically threatened) for not publishing sectarian interpretations of natural phenomena which conflict with widely accepted scientific theory. It is a policy of the journal not to publish sectarian or political views concerning natural phenomena. The purpose of this editorial is to provide clarification of the journal's role in reporting advances in science and science teaching to the public and parochial schools of the state.


Chemsmiles Jan 1980

Chemsmiles

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A brightly-colored collection of slogans on seven different shirts, and 20 stickers for introductory chemistry are now available.


Science-Related Social Issues Survey, Timothy M. Cooney, Jeffrey Blaga Jan 1980

Science-Related Social Issues Survey, Timothy M. Cooney, Jeffrey Blaga

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

During the past several years, many science-related social issues have been of concern to the people of Iowa. Abortion has been an issue. Protests have been made against the Duane Arnold Energy Center nuclear generating plant. Evolution and creationism were debated in the state legislature. In addition, arsenic and nitrates have been found in some municipal water supplies. Other technological issues, such as soil conservation and gasohol, have been making headlines. These societal concerns are often of interest to students in our schools. Important and, as of yet, unanswered questions have been posed about how educators will deal with these …


An Alternate Field Trip Vehicle, Gary G. Anderson Jan 1980

An Alternate Field Trip Vehicle, Gary G. Anderson

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In situations where-institutional vehicles or public transportation facilities are not available or financially feasible for student field trips, leased recreational vehicles from private sources offer an economical and efficient means of transporting a few or as many as 15 to 20 persons per vehicle.


Human Genetic Materials Jan 1980

Human Genetic Materials

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

To request information on a catalog of sources on Informational and Educational Materials on Human Genetics and Genetic Diseases, write the National Clearinghouse for Human Genetic Diseases.


Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Editorial Staff ; Officers & Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section; Advisory & Technical Review Boards Jan 1980

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

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Beyond The Metre (Part Ii), Richard S. Thompkins, Vincent N. Lunetta Jan 1980

Beyond The Metre (Part Ii), Richard S. Thompkins, Vincent N. Lunetta

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

This article is the second in a series discussing the wide spectrum of metric units. The first article dealt with some general aspects of the International System of Units (SI) and then went on to consider the metre, square metre, cubic metre and second. This article describes the SI unit of mass, and how units for velocity and acceleration are built using physical laws.


Teaching A Success Story, James Hungerford Jan 1980

Teaching A Success Story, James Hungerford

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In a recent article in the Phi Delta Kappan, it was suggested that educators may be doing a better job of teaching than ever before.


Black Contributors Jan 1980

Black Contributors

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Profiles of the lives and achievements of 24 outstanding black scientists, engineers and inventors appear in Black Contributors to Science and Energy Technology.


New Career Options For Young Women Jan 1980

New Career Options For Young Women

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Help is on the way for young women in science. A new booklet for educators and community people who want to encourage young women to consider scientific careers is available from the Math/Science Network.


The Earth's Magnetic Field, Robert S. Carmichael Jan 1980

The Earth's Magnetic Field, Robert S. Carmichael

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In the year 1600, the Englishman William Gilbert published "De Magnete", one of the first true scientific treatises. He had studied, with a compass needle, the dip and pattern of the magnetic field around a sphere of lodestone magnetite (the mineral Fe304). Further, he deduced that the Earth had a similar field, and was therefore like a giant magnet.


Teaching Creation And Evolution In Iowa Schools, Jack Gerlovich Jan 1980

Teaching Creation And Evolution In Iowa Schools, Jack Gerlovich

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In February, 1977 a bill (H.F. 154) was introduced in the Iowa House of Representatives that read as follows: "If a public school district offers courses which teach pupils about the origin of humankind and which include scientific theories relating to origin, instruction shall include consideration of the creation theory as supported by modern sciences."' In May 1977 the Urbandale School District made a written appeal to the Iowa Department of Public Instruction to consult with experts in the science community to determine if the evidence used to support the creationist theory was credible and should be made available to …


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1980

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


A Tip About Controversy, James Hungerford Jan 1980

A Tip About Controversy, James Hungerford

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Under certain circumstances, scientific theory may conflict with the existing views of the community in which you teach. Such controversy, if handled properly, may serve as a vehicle for stimulating learning and understanding. Such issues, handled improperly, often result in chaos for everyone involved. As a professional educator, the responsibility for "if' and "how" controversial issues are faced in the classroom is yours.


Information About Black Holes Jan 1980

Information About Black Holes

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Because of the enormous public interest in black holes, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific has recorded a two-minute taped message about these intriguing cosmic objects.


Borrowing Moon Rocks Jan 1980

Borrowing Moon Rocks

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Samples of the Moon's surface (rocks brought back by Apollo mission astronauts) may be borrowed for classroom use from NASA at no charge.


Delivery And Content Matched In New Energy Course, Ervin Poduska, Bill Rosberg, Larry Bean Jan 1980

Delivery And Content Matched In New Energy Course, Ervin Poduska, Bill Rosberg, Larry Bean

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

"Practice what you preach." This is the philosophy of a new course and new delivery system at Kirkwood Community College. The course is entitled, "Energy Today" and is designed to look at concepts, problems and alternatives in the energy picture.


Geology Is: A Geosciences Program For High School Students, Rion D. Turley Jan 1980

Geology Is: A Geosciences Program For High School Students, Rion D. Turley

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Project "Geology Is" arose out of a desire to fill an apparent gap in science education at the secondary level. It was noted that, over the years, the traditional secondary science sequence of biology, chemistry, and physics has several very weak aspects.


Nutrition Jan 1980

Nutrition

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A new science curriculum from Dairy Council, Inc., K-6 Nutrition Program: Food . . . Your Choice, is being expanded for use in grades 7-10.


Eye Safety Jan 1980

Eye Safety

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Any teacher making a request on school stationery can receive a free sample of splash goggles.


Need For Greater Concern For Nutrition In Science Programs, Robert E. Yager Jan 1980

Need For Greater Concern For Nutrition In Science Programs, Robert E. Yager

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Effective teaching of basic nutrition is a major deficiency in the schools of our nation. Although nutrition is one of approximately a dozen central themes generally recognized as comprising biology, it is an area which tended to be de-emphasized during the 1960's and early 70's. Nutrition was usually too applied in nature to be a major focus within the NSF curricula which were organized around the conceptual themes which characterize and unify the various disciplines of science. One of the first changes in the development of the so-called "new courses" of the 1960's was the elimination of any applications of …


It's A Gas Jan 1980

It's A Gas

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Conoco has 500 speakers at locations in the U.S. available to speak to high school science classes on energy.


Filmstrips Jan 1980

Filmstrips

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

For schools interested in creationism, new filmstrips are available for both the primary and secondary level.


Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Editorial Staff ; Officers & Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section; Advisory & Technical Review Boards Jan 1980

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

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Five Home Study Courses Jan 1980

Five Home Study Courses

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Five science-oriented courses will be offered by ISU and/or SUI beginning in September.


Cancer Facts, James Hungerford Jan 1980

Cancer Facts, James Hungerford

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Did you know that the total, age-adjusted cancer death rate for U.S. women is on the decline? That the total cancer death rate for U.S. men (excluding the death rates associated with smoking) is on the decline?


The Maligned And Misunderstood North American Badger, Richard Lampe Jan 1980

The Maligned And Misunderstood North American Badger, Richard Lampe

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The common though highly elusive North American badger is seldom seen and often misunderstood. When badgers are encountered by man, the experience is frequently startling to both parties. Impressions based on such limited and stress-filled information are biased. For example, it is widely believed that this member of the family Mustelidae (which also includes skunks, otters and weasels) is vicious, mean and aggressive. However, personal experience with badgers gained from studies over the past 10 years indicates that, although quite capable of defending themselves, badgers are shy, secretive and good bluffers.


Ragweed Jan 1980

Ragweed

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Aqueous extracts from the leaf of giant ragweed reduce growth in sorghum seedlings and reduce germination in sorghum and radish seeds.


Evaluation Of Affective Behaviors Of High School Science Students, Gary E. Downs Jan 1980

Evaluation Of Affective Behaviors Of High School Science Students, Gary E. Downs

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

American education has been in a constant state of change during the last half-century. Some of the changes in science education are being questioned by the critics. Some of the criticism has come about because of the emphasis on subject matter content and very little emphasis, if any at all, on values. Science education must be part of the movement to a more humanistic education for young people. One method that teachers can use to help determine the direction of science education is to try and teach for and measure the affective behavior of their students. This paper is a …


Congratulations Jan 1980

Congratulations

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Iowa Science Teachers Journal congratulates Floyd Sturtevant of Ames High School for being selected as the recipient of the 1981 American Chemical Society (ACS) Midwest Regional High School Teaching Award and the 1981 ACS James Bryant Grant Award in High School Chemistry Teaching.