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Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1986

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Science Notes - Opportunities For Teachers Of Exemplary Programs Jan 1986

Science Notes - Opportunities For Teachers Of Exemplary Programs

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Iowa Honors Workshop Program will again offer leadership workshops for science teachers this summer. The participants include recognized science educators such as those associated with programs identified through NSTA's Search for Excellence in Science Education and the Presidential awardees.


Science Notes - Four-Year, Full-Tuition Scholarships For Promising Young Iowa Scientists Jan 1986

Science Notes - Four-Year, Full-Tuition Scholarships For Promising Young Iowa Scientists

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Ten Iowa high school seniors have received four-year, full-tuition scholarships designed for young Iowans interested in careers in science. The ten biotechnology scholarships in agriculture were awarded to students who will enroll in Iowa State University's College of Agriculture to study the basic sciences that undergird biotechnology.


Editorial Office & Staff; Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Officers & Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section Jan 1986

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

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Environmental Education Teacher And Student Needs: A Teacher Survey Identifies Problems, Motivational Factors And Desired Topics For Teacher Workshops And Student Groups: Part One, Gail George Jan 1986

Environmental Education Teacher And Student Needs: A Teacher Survey Identifies Problems, Motivational Factors And Desired Topics For Teacher Workshops And Student Groups: Part One, Gail George

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In order to identify teaching problems and student motivational factors, and to determine which environmental topics of study are perceived to be of greatest importance for grades 4-12, the Iowa Conservation Education Center (CEC) conducted a survey of Iowa science teachers. The results of this survey should be helpful to teachers planning environmental activities or field trips. The information will also aid various organizations in their efforts to improve services for student groups and teacher workshops.


Science Notes - University Of Illinois To Share Use Of Nuclear Reactor Jan 1986

Science Notes - University Of Illinois To Share Use Of Nuclear Reactor

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Students from high schools, community colleges, and non-reactor-owning colleges and universities can be involved in nuclear science projects that require using a reactor through a program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Science Notes - Iverson And Olsen Honored With Presidential Awards, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1986

Science Notes - Iverson And Olsen Honored With Presidential Awards, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The White House recently announced the names of 108 teachers honored with Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching. Iowa teachers Ross L. Iverson (science) from Miller Junior High of Marshalltown and Christopher R. Olsen (mathematics) from Washington Senior High School of Cedar Rapids were among the recipients of this prestigious award.


Science Notes - New Catalog Of Educational Materials On Astronomy Jan 1986

Science Notes - New Catalog Of Educational Materials On Astronomy

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A new Selectory (catalog) of educational materials on astronomy has been published by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The international Society has been a source of nontechnical information about the universe since its founding on the Pacific Coast in 1889.


Science Notes - Course Guides For Model Rocketry Jan 1986

Science Notes - Course Guides For Model Rocketry

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Estes Industries is now offering three course guides for teaching model rocketry. The course guide "Model Rocketry in the Elementary School" was written by Dr. Herbert Simmons of Western Kentucky University.


Science Notes - Free Newsletter On Nuclear Science Jan 1986

Science Notes - Free Newsletter On Nuclear Science

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Re-actions, a free newsletter from the American Nuclear Society, is available to any educator interested in learning and teaching about the peaceful uses of the nuclear sciences.


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1986

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


To Start With Impact, Robert E. Yager Jan 1986

To Start With Impact, Robert E. Yager

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Many science educators and curriculum coordinators are now asking science teachers to plan their courses - perhaps their entire science curricula - around current issues and problems. Such procedures require identifying local concerns, regional problems, national controversies, and global crises to use as unit themes, application focuses and course titles for school science offerings.


An Instruction Unit: Nutrition For Kids, Shirley Chisam Crawford Jan 1986

An Instruction Unit: Nutrition For Kids, Shirley Chisam Crawford

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The true purpose of education and learning is to help people learn to live the most effective, productive and satisfying lives possible. Nutrition should be an integral part of this education and learning.


Student Research - Electromagnetic Field Effects On Succor Creek Desert Shrubs, Sonya Folkman Jan 1986

Student Research - Electromagnetic Field Effects On Succor Creek Desert Shrubs, Sonya Folkman

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

There have been indications that exposure to electromagnetic fields produced by voltage power lines have permanent effects on living organisms. I found studies on electromagnetic field effects on rodents and humans, but there has been little research done with plants. The purpose of my study was to record any measurable effects on desert shrubs in an area of Succor Creek, Oregon, produced by an adjacent 500 KV power line.


Science Notes - Free Materials About Trees, Kerisa L. Chung Jan 1986

Science Notes - Free Materials About Trees, Kerisa L. Chung

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Teachers wishing to develop a unit on trees would be most interested in the booklet "From Tiny Trees" and the "'Trees of the Northeast" coloring book, which are both available at no cost from the International Paper Company.


Science Notes - Nsta's Research Committee Seeks Guidelines For Science Textbooks Jan 1986

Science Notes - Nsta's Research Committee Seeks Guidelines For Science Textbooks

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Concern over the quality of science textbooks in the U.S. has been expressed repeatedly in the last few years. The Criteria for Analysis and Selection of Science Textbooks Project has worked since April 1985 to improve science textbooks and related materials used by teachers and students. Science teachers, administrators, publishers, researchers, and others have joined to focus attention on issues that must be considered to successfully bring about the changes we need.


Science Notes - A Guided Tour Of The Heavens, Kerisa L. Chung Jan 1986

Science Notes - A Guided Tour Of The Heavens, Kerisa L. Chung

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

"The Heavens on Tape," two cassette tapes providing guided tours of the heavens for each of the four seasons have been developed by the nonprofit Astronomical Society of the Pacific.


Editor's Corner - Ticket To Texas, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1986

Editor's Corner - Ticket To Texas, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Although many people love the Iowa weather, some have been encouraged by it to take a ticket to Texas. Those of us who have recently traveled through Texas have met many Iowans there whose ticket to Texas was the Iowa economy. The letter which my colleague shared struck me as being a science teacher's ticket to Texas, courtesy of the Iowa economy, the Iowa legislature and the local school board.


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1986

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Science Notes - Attention! Ias Members Who Teach K-6, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1986

Science Notes - Attention! Ias Members Who Teach K-6, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The new Elementary Science Teaching Section of the Iowa Academy of Science has now been formed with advantages for K-6 teachers who affiliate. These advantages include a news bulletin, special program activities and membership rates.


Science Notes - Invitation To Submit A Presentation Proposal For Ists Fall Conference, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1986

Science Notes - Invitation To Submit A Presentation Proposal For Ists Fall Conference, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

All members of the Iowa Science Teachers Section of the Iowa Academy of Science are invited to offer a proposal to present a paper or workshop at the annual fall conference of the ISTS.


Science Notes - American Agri-Women Sponsor Science Fair Project Competition, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1986

Science Notes - American Agri-Women Sponsor Science Fair Project Competition, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The American Agri-Women, a coalition of farm, ranch and agri-business women, is sponsoring a competition for students interested in industrial agriculture. "Ag in the Classroom" has been designed to encourage junior and senior high school students to choose and complete a science fair project based on the production or use of an industrial crop.


Science Notes - Excellence In Science Teaching Nominations Sought Jan 1986

Science Notes - Excellence In Science Teaching Nominations Sought

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Nominations are currently being requested for the Iowa Academy of Science's annual Excellence in Science Teaching Awards. Six Iowa teachers will be selected to receive the awards which recognize excellence in elementary, junior high and senior high school teaching. One teacher will be selected to receive the award in each of the following areas: biology; chemistry, earth science, physics, elementary science and junior high science.


Science Notes - Duracell Competition Offers Scholarships, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1986

Science Notes - Duracell Competition Offers Scholarships, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Students wishing to compete for $30,000 dollars in scholarships may enter the 1987 Duracell Scholarship Competition.


Science Notes - Teachers Urgently Needed In The Peace Corps Jan 1986

Science Notes - Teachers Urgently Needed In The Peace Corps

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Peace Corps has begun an intensive search for teaching professionals in math, science, vocational, elementary, physical and special education programs in 61 developing countries overseas.


Editor's Corner - Letter To The Editor: Science / Technology / Society, Jeanne Rogis Jan 1986

Editor's Corner - Letter To The Editor: Science / Technology / Society, Jeanne Rogis

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

During the past two years, as I have worked with the University of Iowa's Chautauqua program, I have become concerned that relatively few science teachers have begun to incorporate Science/fechnology/Society (STS) materials into their existing curriculum. Lack of a concrete definition of Science/fechnology/Society has often served to frustrate teachers and disinterest them in using the concept even though they have already used many of the ideas in their teaching. A little creativity can often overcome a lack of "cook-book" rules in setting up an STS project and can produce a very rewarding experience in science education. Much has been written …


Editor's Corner - New Assistant Editor, Carl W. Bollwinkel, Norris M. Durham Jan 1986

Editor's Corner - New Assistant Editor, Carl W. Bollwinkel, Norris M. Durham

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

I am pleased to announce that beginning with this issue of the Iowa Science Teachers Journal we have a new assistant editor for biology. He is Dr. Norris M. Durham of the University of Northern Iowa Department of Sociology and Anthropology. As you read the note he has penned to you below, you will see that his interests are in biological anthropology with a particular medical emphasis. His previous editorial experience will be an asset to ISTJ.


Editorial Office & Staff; Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Officers & Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section Jan 1986

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 1986

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Exercises On The Nature Of Science: The Necessity Of Observation, Roland P. Stout Jan 1986

Exercises On The Nature Of Science: The Necessity Of Observation, Roland P. Stout

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The key to understanding and explaining the physical world around us is observation. The recent study "Vegetation Communities of Ledges State Park, Boone County, Iowa" Johnson-Groh, 1985) is largely observation. On the other extreme, even the most theoretical research done with paper, pencil and computer must be compared with observations of that which it hopes to explain. The first step in doing science, or studying science, is to observe.


Plant Part Puzzles, Kathleen Marvin, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1986

Plant Part Puzzles, Kathleen Marvin, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A primary level lesson based on learning to know major plant parts is included in almost every elementary science textbook series. This lesson not only teaches the names of the organs of higher plants, but also offers an experience in classification using the learning cycle (Rubba, 1984). The plant part puzzles needed for this activity can be prepared easily from materials at hand and stored for reuse.