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Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1985

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Science Calendar Jan 1985

Science Calendar

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

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Science Notes - Earth Science Field Program For Teachers June 15 - July 9, Kerisa L. Chung Jan 1985

Science Notes - Earth Science Field Program For Teachers June 15 - July 9, Kerisa L. Chung

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

This program is designed for twenty teachers (elementary, middle or senior high). No previous courses in earth science are required. The staff will pay particular attention to the individual science experiences of the students so that those having little training in geology will feel comfortable working with those who may be at a different level of understanding.


Science Notes - Halley's Comet Teaching Resources Jan 1985

Science Notes - Halley's Comet Teaching Resources

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The first issue of The Universe in the Classroom lists the following as good resources for teaching about Halley's Comet.


Science Notes - The Sixth Annual Thomas Edison / Max Mcgraw Scholarship Program Jan 1985

Science Notes - The Sixth Annual Thomas Edison / Max Mcgraw Scholarship Program

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Thomas Alva Edison Foundation and the Max McGraw Foundation are co-sponsoring a scholarship program open to all high school students with an interest in science and engineering.


Teaching Disabilities, Suzanne Kelly Jan 1985

Teaching Disabilities, Suzanne Kelly

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Educational pendulums are forever "swinging." During the past several years and to the present, the "swinging" seems to have been and currently is in the direction of student needs - with energy focused on individualized instruction, self-pacing, mainstreaming, pull-out programs, talented and gifted opportunities, and learning disabilities awareness.


Science Notes - Halley's Comet Information Packet, Kerisa L. Chung Jan 1985

Science Notes - Halley's Comet Information Packet, Kerisa L. Chung

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A nontechnical information packet about the return of Halley's Comet in 1985 and 1986 is available from the nonprofit Astronomical Society of the Pacific.


Changes In Science Enrollments And Graduation Requirements In Iowa Public High Schools, 1973-1983, Jack A. Gerlovich Jan 1985

Changes In Science Enrollments And Graduation Requirements In Iowa Public High Schools, 1973-1983, Jack A. Gerlovich

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In recent years, public education has received stringent criticism for its performance in producing students who have a very low level of competency in some subjects (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983). The media and various professional organizations have conceded that students in the United States have, in recent years, performed poorly in science when compared with students from other developed nations (Jacobson and Doran, 1985). Alleged reasons for poor performance on the part of U.S. students include shortage of qualified teachers, apathetic or negative public attitude toward schools, changing sociological and educational roles of the parent and ~ …


Science Notes - Search For Excellence In Science Education 1985-1986, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1985

Science Notes - Search For Excellence In Science Education 1985-1986, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The 1985-86 Search for Excellence in Science Education is seeking programs for state and national recognition.


Editorial Office & Staff; Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Officers & Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section Jan 1985

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

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

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How To Make A Simple Motor . . . That Works!, Mark Guy Jan 1985

How To Make A Simple Motor . . . That Works!, Mark Guy

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Take a spin with this homemade motor. Using readily available materials, students can truly get a feel for the link between electricity and magnetism with this lively gadget. The following motor design grew out of experimentation with various models described in popular science reference materials. Favorable characteristics of these models have been combined with several of the author's original features to increase motor durability and reliability.


The Attitudes Of The Public Toward Science And Science Education, Robert E. Yager Jan 1985

The Attitudes Of The Public Toward Science And Science Education, Robert E. Yager

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

At the mid-point of the 1980's, science has once again risen in public esteem a point parallel to that which existed in the mid 1950's. David Yankelovich (1984) has recently presented data regarding changes in public attitudes toward science. This positive perception of science has continued to improve during the last fi years, as evidenced by follow-up studies at the University of Iowa.


Science Notes - Limiting Reactants, Erwin Richter Jan 1985

Science Notes - Limiting Reactants, Erwin Richter

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The concept of a limiting reactant in chemical reactions is one that may difficult for students to learn. The concept is an important one as all chemical reactions have a limiting reactant.


Science Calendar Jan 1985

Science Calendar

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Advertisement; Editorial Office & Staff; Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Officers & Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section Jan 1985

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

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1985

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Science Notes - What's The Outlook For This Summer, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1985

Science Notes - What's The Outlook For This Summer, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Outlook training workshops will be offered during each of the four weeks in June 1986. Outlook is an environment education enrichment program developed in Iowa for grades K-12.


Science Notes - New Course In Natural History At Iowa Lakeside Laboratory Jan 1985

Science Notes - New Course In Natural History At Iowa Lakeside Laboratory

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

During the summer of 1986, a course in natural history, developed and first taught at the 1985 summer session, will be offered at Iowa Lakeside Laboratory. The course focuses upon the major habitat types in Iowa: prairies, woodlands and wetlands. The objective of the course is to familiarize students with important species, community structure and function, and sampling techniques in each habitat. An experimental component asks students to carry out a research project. The course is taught by Dr. Paul Christiansen, Cornell College, and Dr. Richard Lampe, Buena Vista College, with help from Jean Prior from the Iowa Geological Survey.


Science Notes - National Youth World Of Water Awards, Kerisa L. Chung Jan 1985

Science Notes - National Youth World Of Water Awards, Kerisa L. Chung

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The National Marine Educators Association (NMEA), a professional organization of educators representing all levels and disciplines of education, in conjunction with the Marine Technology Society, announces the third annual National Youth World of Water Awards.


Science Notes - Teaching For Thinking: Creativity In The Classroom Jan 1985

Science Notes - Teaching For Thinking: Creativity In The Classroom

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Teaching for Thinking: Creativity in the Classroom is a new video series in teaching/professional development designed to help teachers produce more creative student thinking. This new series from the Agency for Instructional Technology, which both explores theory and investigates classroom practice, is aimed at middle-school and high-school teachers of all subjects. Each of the twelve 30-minute programs features an interview with a guest expert and several visits to actual classrooms where master teachers employ specific creativity-enhancing techniques.


Science Notes - Focus On Excellence Series, Kerisa L. Chung Jan 1985

Science Notes - Focus On Excellence Series, Kerisa L. Chung

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The results of the National Science Teachers Association Search for Excellence in Science Education are found in the Focus on Excellence Series. The series identifies and evaluates exemplary science programs, and includes criteria for excellent programs and suggestions for improving science in your school.


Science Notes - Astronomy Resource Guide Available Jan 1985

Science Notes - Astronomy Resource Guide Available

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A guide to instructional materials for teaching astronomy has been published by the Astronomy Education Materials Network. The 1985 Astronomy Education Materials Resource Guide is available for $7.50 (includes shipping, handling and postage).


Editor's Corner - Letter To The Editor: Image Versus Reality, James J. Hungerford Jan 1985

Editor's Corner - Letter To The Editor: Image Versus Reality, James J. Hungerford

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

When reading a recent issue of the Kappan, I came across an article which made such significant points that I would like to call them to the attention of Iowa science teachers. Evidence indicates many political and community leaders subscribe to images of reality that have little to do with the available evidence about the nature of public education.


Editor's Corner - Biology Assistant-Editor Position Still Open, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1985

Editor's Corner - Biology Assistant-Editor Position Still Open, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The search for an assistant editor for biology continues. Our past assistant biology editor has moved to Texas.


The Cancer Scholarship Program: An Iowan Tradition, George E. O'Brien, Edward L. Pizzini Jan 1985

The Cancer Scholarship Program: An Iowan Tradition, George E. O'Brien, Edward L. Pizzini

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Many highly able and motivated students in science have interest in research. Student participation in the total science process, including data collection, recording, reporting, experimental interpretation, synthesis and even publication, can provide the ultimate means of activating science potential. A cooperative effort between the American Cancer Society (ACS) - Iowa Division and The University of Iowa has provided this type of experience, as a facet of the Research Participation Program. For the past 12 years, 100 students who have completed grade 10, 11, or 12, representing 50 Iowa communities, have received financial support from the ACS to participate in the …


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1985

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


End-Stage Renal Disease (Esrd) And The Prospects For A Machine Free Life, Robert W. Hanson Jan 1985

End-Stage Renal Disease (Esrd) And The Prospects For A Machine Free Life, Robert W. Hanson

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is the term used by nephrologists describe cases of renal failure that have progressed to the point where continued viability depends on a substitution for kidney function. A generation ago ESRD was a terminal condition because there was no substitute for kidney function. Survival time depended on factors such as age -the presence of complicating diseases such as diabetes. Today, dialysis technologies are available that promise many additional years for ESRD patients. Kidney transplants have become fairly common but are preceded by some form of dialysis or followed by some form of dialysis in the event …


Science Notes - A Program For Teaching Issue Investigation Jan 1985

Science Notes - A Program For Teaching Issue Investigation

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A set of modules designed to teach the investigation and evaluation of science related social issues has just been published by Stipes Publishing Company. This middle and junior high school program was written by a curriculum development team composed of two middle school/junior high instructors, a resource specialist, and three science/ environmental educators.


Science Notes - Science Educators Express Concern Over Weaker Certification Requirements, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1985

Science Notes - Science Educators Express Concern Over Weaker Certification Requirements, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Education Committee of the Iowa Academy of Science, the Executive Committee of the Iowa Science Teachers Section, and the Iowa Council Science Supervisors met recently to review the proposed revisions in rules fi teacher education and certification. They expressed concern about a number changes that are being planned in the area of science certification.


Science Notes - Book News : "The Comet Handbook", Darrel Hoff Jan 1985

Science Notes - Book News : "The Comet Handbook", Darrel Hoff

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The return of Halley's Comet is already generating public interest, and writers and producers of Halley memorabilia are gearing up. Written material is basically divided into articles in popular journals, handbooks for viewing the comet, and more definitive works such as Calder's The Comet is Coming.


Science Notes - Comet Halley Returns, A Teacher's Guide 1985-86 Jan 1985

Science Notes - Comet Halley Returns, A Teacher's Guide 1985-86

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Comet Halley Returns, A Teachers' Guide, 1985-1986, EP-197, is an aid for elementary and secondary school teachers.