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Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1984

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Science Notes - Workshop Presented In Conjunction With Ists Conference Jan 1984

Science Notes - Workshop Presented In Conjunction With Ists Conference

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Cooperation between four Iowa universities fostered a unique elementary science workshop held in conjunction with the Iowa Science Teachers Section of the Iowa Academy of Science fall conference.


The Word Processor: A Tool Towards Improving Every High School Research Project, George E. O'Brien Jan 1984

The Word Processor: A Tool Towards Improving Every High School Research Project, George E. O'Brien

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Two important education phenomena are happening concurrently across the state of Iowa. First, it should be no surprise that the number of computers and computer science course offerings in high school is steadily increasing while the number of microcomputers in students' homes is also becoming greater. These factors have led to an overall increase in the number of high school students interacting with computers across the state. Second, feedback received from a variety of sources including state and regional science teachers' meetings, talented and gifted conferences (TAG), student science fair and symposia competitions and high school in-service visitations by Area …


The Learning Cycle Inquiry Strategy, Peter A. Rubba Jan 1984

The Learning Cycle Inquiry Strategy, Peter A. Rubba

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In Carbondale, Illinois, Ms. Walters' 31 seventh graders enter the science classroom to find an array of materials and equipment on the tables. At each table are a balance, metric scale, graduated cylinder, and six cubical solids and six spherical solids; two of each solid type are made of aluminum, two of plastic, and two of steel; one of each pair of solids is larger than the other.


Science Notes - Book News : From Rift To Drift: Iowa's Story In Stone Jan 1984

Science Notes - Book News : From Rift To Drift: Iowa's Story In Stone

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Jack Clayton Troeger, earth science instructor and syndicated Iowa columnist, is the author of From Rift to Drift: Iowa's Story in Stone which was recently published by Iowa State University Press.


A Primary View Of Science Education, Marjorie A. Switz Jan 1984

A Primary View Of Science Education, Marjorie A. Switz

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The primary teacher has a fundamental task in science education. The responsibility today is greater than ever to perform the science education task carefully, with specific curriculum goals clearly and sequentially mapped out. Primary teachers work with very impressionable material - young students. They lay the foundation of formal learning. No structure is sound or lasting if it has a weak or unsound foundation. The same is true of the education of young students and their introduction to organized science processes and knowledge. The foundation must be laid with care and strength of purpose. Primary teachers have the fascinating task …


The Feeding Behavior Of The Giant Waterbug, Stephen W. Ziser Jan 1984

The Feeding Behavior Of The Giant Waterbug, Stephen W. Ziser

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Ethology, the study of animal behavior; is a branch of biology too often overlooked in beginning biology courses. This is unfortunate since studying the behavior of living animals not only captures the interest and imagination of students more easily than other kinds of laboratory exercises but can also help to develop the skills of observation and description so fundamental to the art of science.


Science Notes - Nsta Adopts Standards For The Preparation And Certification Of Secondary School Science Teachers Jan 1984

Science Notes - Nsta Adopts Standards For The Preparation And Certification Of Secondary School Science Teachers

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In July, the NSTA Board of Directors adopted a statement of "Recommended Standards for the Preparation and Certification of Secondary School Teachers of Science." The document was built upon the work of the NSTA teacher education committee, which developed similar statements for the elementary, middle school, and junior high two years ago. Writing and designing of the final document was accomplished by William C. Ritz and Kenneth R. Mechling, NSTA directors of teacher education; Ronald Cleminson, AETS president; and Bettye Sue Tubertini, teacher education committee member.


Science Notes - New Astronomy Newsletter, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1984

Science Notes - New Astronomy Newsletter, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Universe in the Classroom is a newsletter on teaching astronomy sponsored by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and the American Astronomical Society. The newsletter is written for teachers, librarians, youth group leaders and others interested in conveying the excitement of astronomy to young people. The first issue contains information and a listing of resources for the study of Halley's Comet which in Feb. 1986 will pass close enough to the earth to be observed.


Index To Volume 21 Jan 1984

Index To Volume 21

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

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Editorial Office & Staff; Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Officers & Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section Jan 1984

Editorial Office & Staff; Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Officers & Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Spring Flowers Crossword Puzzle, D. Louis Finsand, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1984

Spring Flowers Crossword Puzzle, D. Louis Finsand, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The clues for this crossword puzzle are all common names of spring wild flowers. In order to complete the puzzle it will be necessary to use part of the scientific name of the spring flower.


Science Notes - Observatory News Jan 1984

Science Notes - Observatory News

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Through a monthly newsletter, McDonald Observatory News, the McDonald Observatory of the University of Texas at Austin tries to keep those interested in astronomy abreast of the latest scientific developments, as well as providing helpful skywatching information for the amateur astronomer.


Rock And Mineral Collecting In Iowa, Joseph H. Brown Jan 1984

Rock And Mineral Collecting In Iowa, Joseph H. Brown

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The enthusiastic collector of rocks and minerals enjoys and practices a most interesting hobby. Nature has provided a free source of materials in many different localities, and the Midwest is no exception to this bounty. Success in finding a rare rock or mineral is limited only by the skill and perseverance of the collector. The natural beauty of many mineral, rock, and fossil specimens makes finding them a stirring experience. The value and rarity of these examples of nature's wealth makes the search for them a stimulating and profitable adventure.


Science Notes - Book News : Geology Of Iowa: Over Two Billion Years Of Change Jan 1984

Science Notes - Book News : Geology Of Iowa: Over Two Billion Years Of Change

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In Geology of Iowa: Over Two Billion Years of Change, author Wayne I. Anderson presents a chronological account of the rock formations that underlie the farmland and cities of Iowa. Recently published by the Iowa State University Press, Geology of Iowa begins with a description of the geologic setting of the state in the Stable Interior; a region of generally flat-lying sedimentary rocks that show little deformation. Anderson comments, "At any one location in Iowa, the rocks typically appear to be horizontal - as flat as a pancake."


Science Calendar Jan 1984

Science Calendar

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

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Spring Flowers Crossword Puzzle Answers Jan 1984

Spring Flowers Crossword Puzzle Answers

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Letter To The Editor - More Support For Saturday Classes, Edward M. Vaughan Jan 1984

Letter To The Editor - More Support For Saturday Classes, Edward M. Vaughan

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The letter from Richard Wilson in the Winter '83- 84 ISTJ not only gives me an opportunity to endorse the scheduling of science/math classes on Saturdays and during the evenings with part-time teachers but also as another ex-math/science teacher, to voice opinions in several other aspects of teaching. In the '50's at St. Ambrose College we initiated Saturday Science Seminars for secondary school students which were highly successful.


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1984

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

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Wet Or Dry, Paul Joslin Jan 1984

Wet Or Dry, Paul Joslin

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

What does wet mean? Here are some questions for you and your students.


Science Notes - Awards Presented At Ists Fall Conference, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1984

Science Notes - Awards Presented At Ists Fall Conference, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Awards were presented to several of Iowa's outstanding science educators at the meeting of ISTS in Ames on November 1. Special recognition was given to Dr. Clifford McCollum, retiring Dean of the College of Natural Sciences of the University of Northern Iowa, for his many years of outstanding service to science and science educators of Iowa. The-Iowa Science Teachers Outstanding Service Award for 1984 was presented to Dean Hartman. Dean has served for the past 13 years as science consultant at Grant Wood Area Education Agency in Cedar Rapids. Ken Hartman was presented the Iowa Presidential Science Teachers Award for …


Mathematics And Science Education Pays Off, Jack A. Gerlovich Jan 1984

Mathematics And Science Education Pays Off, Jack A. Gerlovich

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

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Many states have implemented legislation in an effort to improve science and mathematics education in our nation's schools. Last year; the Iowa General Assembly enacted House File #532. The bill established several innovative state programs designed to encourage greater emphasis in the study of mathematics and science. Three of these programs were to be administered by the Iowa College Aid Commission, and had direct influence on K-12 science courses, teachers, and prospective teachers.


Science Notes - Nasa Workshops Jan 1984

Science Notes - Nasa Workshops

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

This past summer, 200 selected science and mathematics teachers participated in NASA Educational Workshops for Mathematics and Science Teachers (NEWMAST).


Science Notes - Biochemistry Computer Disks, James L. Kelly Jan 1984

Science Notes - Biochemistry Computer Disks, James L. Kelly

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Bio-Learning Systems of Jericho, New York, has developed and released a series of computer learning disks related to biochemistry.


Science Calendar Jan 1984

Science Calendar

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

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Demonstration Model Of An Organic Catalyst, Dennis Sievers Jan 1984

Demonstration Model Of An Organic Catalyst, Dennis Sievers

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Introductory high school biology courses generally include a discussion of enzymes. Enzymes, commonly defined as biological catalysts, speed up biochemical reactions and are involved in nearly every biochemical process that occurs in a living organism. Many texts currently being used provide diagrams of enzyme action and a discussion of the "lock and key fit" of enzyme and substrate. Laboratory manuals accompanying these texts frequently indicate the usefulness of the chewed cracker experiment to demonstrate the presence and ·action of salivary amylase. Though this experiment uses an enzyme, it does not always accomplish the desired result - to enable the students …


Writing And Elementary Science: A Winning Combination, Bonnie Knutson Jan 1984

Writing And Elementary Science: A Winning Combination, Bonnie Knutson

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Most educators today believe that writing has a significant place in the curriculum. More importantly; many teachers agree that writing instruction should be a school-wide effort. In one study; 80 percent of the English teachers, 60 percent of the social studies teachers and 60 percent of the science teachers agreed that it was a responsibility that should be shared by both English and content area teachers (Tighe and Koziol, 1982).


Science Notes - Book News : Fundamentals In Laboratory Microbiology Jan 1984

Science Notes - Book News : Fundamentals In Laboratory Microbiology

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Fundamentals in Laboratory Microbiology, published by the Iowa State University Press, is a self-paced laboratory approach to introductory microbiology that assumes no prior knowledge of biology on the part of the student. Classical methods are stressed, with an emphasis on the natural relationships between organisms and their environment.


The Stars In April Jan 1984

The Stars In April

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

This sky chart is a monthly feature of McDonald Observatory News, published by the University of Texas at Austin.


Science Notes - Audubon Ecology Camps And Workshops, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1984

Science Notes - Audubon Ecology Camps And Workshops, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A brochure is available which describes the summer programs at Audubon's four summer camps in Wisconsin, Maine, Connecticut and Wyoming.


Science Notes - Lantz Summer Awards For Graduate Study In The Sciences Jan 1984

Science Notes - Lantz Summer Awards For Graduate Study In The Sciences

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The College of Natural Sciences of the University of Northern Iowa announces the availability of financial awards to pay tuition costs of graduate study during Summer Session 1985 in the fields of biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, science, and science education.