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Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1980

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The Pied-Billed Grebe, Mark R. Ryan Jan 1980

The Pied-Billed Grebe, Mark R. Ryan

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The pied-billed grebe is a common inhabitant of Iowa's remaining prairie ponds and marshes. Pied-bills are small, aquatic birds weighing between 300 and 500 grams. They are strong swimmers, but relatively weak fliers.


Notes From The National Nsta Convention, Robert L. Fisher Jan 1980

Notes From The National Nsta Convention, Robert L. Fisher

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

It was a great pleasure to meet and hear the new executive director of NSTA, Dr. Bill Aldrich. Under his leadership, the NSTA office has been reorganized to meet the needs of the organization.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Mars Map Jan 1980

Mars Map

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The first geologic map of the entire surface of the planet Mars may be obtained for $1.50 from the U.S. Geologic Survey.


Esp: A Laboratory Exercise, Darrell D. Young Jan 1980

Esp: A Laboratory Exercise, Darrell D. Young

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Extrasensory perception (ESP), is defined as that knowledge acquired above and beyond that which is obtained by using the five senses.


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.


Mississippi River Ecology Jan 1980

Mississippi River Ecology

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Luther College is offering a summer studies program on the Mississippi River ecosystem.


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.


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.


Physics Certificate Jan 1980

Physics Certificate

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) will provide free, upon request from any high school physics teacher, one certificate to honor the school's outstanding physics student.


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 …


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.


Seeds Jan 1980

Seeds

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Seeds, published by the New England Wild Flower Society, is an experimental, seasonal newsletter that is free to educators across the country.


Free Newsletter Jan 1980

Free Newsletter

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Chemecology, a monthly newsletter, is published by the Manufacturing Chemists Association.


Workshop Jan 1980

Workshop

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A series of one-week workshops for chemistry teachers, Demonstrations and Student Experiments, will be held during June, July and August, 1980 at Queen's University.


Uni Science Symposium Jan 1980

Uni Science Symposium

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The 1980 UNI Science Symposium will be held Nov. 13-14. The symposium will include speakers on various topics related to science and mathematics.


Filmstrips Jan 1980

Filmstrips

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

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


Free Films Jan 1980

Free Films

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A catalog of free films and filmstrips on solar energy is available from the National Solar Heating and Cooling information Center.


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.


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.


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 …


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.