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Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1987

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Science Notes - Chemistry Project Booklet Out Of Print, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1987

Science Notes - Chemistry Project Booklet Out Of Print, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The booklet entitled, "A Chemistry Project from Start to Finish," which was announced in the winter issue of 1ST] as available from the American Chemical Society, is now out of print.


Science Notes - Free Materials About Laboratory Safety, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1987

Science Notes - Free Materials About Laboratory Safety, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Laboratory Safety Workshop at Curry College (Milton, Massachusetts) has released its "Selected Laboratory Safety Bibliography." Included in the listing are the following free materials.


Exercises On The Nature Of Science: Indirect Observations, Roland P. Stout Jan 1987

Exercises On The Nature Of Science: Indirect Observations, Roland P. Stout

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

An earlier ISTJ article (Stout, 1986) presented several methods for demonstrating the importance of observation in scientific inquiry. The blue bottle demonstration described there illustrates the use of indirect observations in science. The demonstration described here carries the concept of indirect observation further. It can stand alone, or be integrated with the blue bottle demonstration for a more complete discussion of the nature of science.


Science Notes - University Of Rochester To Hold Biotechnology Institute Jan 1987

Science Notes - University Of Rochester To Hold Biotechnology Institute

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Rochester (New York) will offer eight different courses during its summer Biotechnology Institute. Designed to introduce pre-college educators to the field of biotechnology, the institute consists of a series of intensive, one-week graduate courses taught by university faculty. Foci of the studies include social and ethical issues in biotechnology, laboratory training, bringing biotechnology to the secondary classroom and employing special models to present biology as an investigative, problem-solving discipline.


Science Notes - Living Lightly Jan 1987

Science Notes - Living Lightly

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A set of inexpensive environmental education curriculum guides is available from Schlitz Audubon Center. "Living Lightly in the City" was inspired by urban children and written for use with students in both suburban and urban communities.


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1987

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


A Shared Responsibility, Lynn W. Glass Jan 1987

A Shared Responsibility, Lynn W. Glass

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Last summer several leaders in business, government and education recognized the importance of quality science and mathematics for Iowans. Further they recognized that, to quote Ernest Boyer, "In many high schools in America, mediocrity and excellence walk hand in hand." They felt confident that Boyer's observation also was true for K-12 science and mathematics in Iowa. The planning committee for the Iowa Alliance for Science began its work with two thoughts in mind: (1) the importance of science and mathematics and (2) the recognition of excellence presently in our schools. Borrowing the 4-H club motto, "To make the best better," …


Research Opportunities For Teachers, Donald J. Perschau Jan 1987

Research Opportunities For Teachers, Donald J. Perschau

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Somewhere during undergraduate days, all students encounter a fork in the science education road. One way leads to teaching, along a path festooned with education, psychology and "general" courses. This road leads into a people oriented, less specialized and very demanding form of science activity. The other fork in that road leads toward specialization and the "publish or perish" life of a university or industrial scientist. College students who take this other fork become non-teaching scientists, researchers, authors and those who are invited to speak at symposia. They lead a different sort of professional life.


Student Research - Inhibition Of Microorganisms By Citrus Peel Oils, Patrick Teague Jan 1987

Student Research - Inhibition Of Microorganisms By Citrus Peel Oils, Patrick Teague

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Oils of citrus peels contain a chemical which has exhibited insecticide properties. Citrus oils might also have natural antibiotic or antifungicide properties which could prove beneficial to mankind. The purpose of this project was to analyze the possible inhibition of microorganisms by oils of citrus peels. Five citrus fruit peels were tested for bacterial or fungal inhibition on Escherichia coli, Bacillus cereus and Aspergillus niger. Oils of lemon peel showed an inhibition zone on the A. niger in the first trial. In the second experiment, all of the citrus peel oils showed an inhibition zone on the A. …


Science Notes - Soil Conservation Society Of America Releases New Educational Booklet On Plants, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1987

Science Notes - Soil Conservation Society Of America Releases New Educational Booklet On Plants, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Soil Conservation Society of America has added an information-packed cartoon booklet titled "Plants: Improving Our Environment, " to its series of conservation education units.


Science Notes - Conservation Computer Courseware Available From Soil Conservation Society Of America Jan 1987

Science Notes - Conservation Computer Courseware Available From Soil Conservation Society Of America

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Soil Conservation Society of America is now distributing "Farm and Food Bytes: Soil and Water Conservation," a microcomputer courseware designed for use by students in the fourth grade and above. The versatile courseware is published by Agri-Education, Inc. with the support of an educational grant from Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc.


Science Notes - Iowa Teacher 1987 Recipient Of Ohaus-Nsta Award, Kerisa L. Chung Jan 1987

Science Notes - Iowa Teacher 1987 Recipient Of Ohaus-Nsta Award, Kerisa L. Chung

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Suzanne Kelly, a 5th and 6th grade teacher at Meeker Elementary School, Ames, Iowa, is the 1987 recipient of a $1,000 cash award from the Ohaus-NSTA Awards Program.


Science Notes - Junior Engineering Technical Society Offers Information, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1987

Science Notes - Junior Engineering Technical Society Offers Information, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Junior Engineering Technical Society GETS) has made available a packet of brochures concerning the field of engineering. The packet includes information specifically on engineering teams, engineering activities, post-secondary requirements for careers in engineering, women's roles in engineering and a list of guidance publications from the National Engineering Council for Guidance.


Editor's Corner - "Gretch", Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1987

Editor's Corner - "Gretch", Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

"Gretch" may be considered a material or an experience. The relationship between the material and the experience may have something in common with the relationship of matter and energy, although the creator of "Gretch" need not operate in the same intellectual sphere as Einstein. Currently, the original creator of "Gretch" is not known, and the name "Gretch" (which will be used temporarily until the original name is found) was formed by the author's blending of his source of information about the stuff and the nature of it. Correspondence identifying the original creator of "Gretch" will be gratefully acknowledged! Rumors abound, …


Science Calendar Jan 1987

Science Calendar

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Editorial Office & Staff; Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Officers & Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section Jan 1987

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

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Two Position Openings For Istj Assistant Editors Jan 1987

Two Position Openings For Istj Assistant Editors

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1987

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Historical Science: Stephen Jay Gould At The Nsta, Paul E. Rider Sr. Jan 1987

Historical Science: Stephen Jay Gould At The Nsta, Paul E. Rider Sr.

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Stephen Jay Gould, the Alexander Agassiz Professor of Zoology at Harvard University, recently spoke at a meeting of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) in Washington, D.C. An eloquent spokesperson for the earth sciences, Gould holds a degree in paleontology from Columbia University. The American Geological Institute has made a video tape of his talk available for purchase. This article, a review of the tape, is for the benefit of science teachers who may wish to buy a copy.


Plantportation, Carl W. Bollwinkel, Joann Silka Jan 1987

Plantportation, Carl W. Bollwinkel, Joann Silka

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The question "How do plants get to the places where they are growing?" leads to a study of plant anatomy and the interaction of plants, people and the environment. The topic as presented here is appropriate for study in the intermediate and middle school grades but can be adapted for both lower grades and high school study. It is suggested that the activity be taught as a learning cycle. "Plantportation" is best taught in the autumn when an abundance of seeds is available.


Science Teacher Competency Test, Ken Spengler Jan 1987

Science Teacher Competency Test, Ken Spengler

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In recent years the nation has shown renewed interest in the quality of its schools. Although concern has been devoted to all phases of education, it is agreed that the skill of the teacher is the key ingredient. Some states have implemented testing programs to weed out incompetents. As yet, little attention has been paid to the specific needs of science teachers. The following competency test is submitted in an effort to remedy this shortcoming. Experienced teachers will be familiar with these situations and will have no trouble selecting the correct answers. A new teacher is not ready for the …


Science Notes - Elementary Science Teaching Section Presentations At 100th Session Of Iowa Academy Of Science, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1987

Science Notes - Elementary Science Teaching Section Presentations At 100th Session Of Iowa Academy Of Science, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Elementary Science Teaching Section will participate in the 100th Session of the Iowa Academy of Science meeting in Ames on April 21-23, 1988. Elementary Science Teaching Section members (including all those who wish to join this new section) are encouraged to make presentations.


Science Notes - Call For Abstracts Jan 1987

Science Notes - Call For Abstracts

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Abstracts are currently being accepted for paper presentations at the Iowa Science Teachers Section of the Iowa Academy of Science. The meeting will be held on the Iowa State University campus in Ames on April 21-23 with Science Teacher Section presentations being given on Saturday, April 23.


Science Notes - Walton Honored With Presidential Award, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1987

Science Notes - Walton Honored With Presidential Award, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Sandra J. Walton was selected as the Iowa recipient of the 1987 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching. Walton, who currently teaches in Dubuque, was one of 54 teachers from around the United States selected to be recognized as excellent in the field.


Science Notes - Peggy Steffen Receives Iowa Science Teachers Award, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1987

Science Notes - Peggy Steffen Receives Iowa Science Teachers Award, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Secondary teacher Peggy Steffen was recently presented with the Iowa Science Teachers Outstanding Service Award for 1987.


Science Notes - Iowa Science Teachers Section Honors Excellence In Science, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1987

Science Notes - Iowa Science Teachers Section Honors Excellence In Science, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Seven Iowa science teachers and two schools were recently honored for their achievements in science at the Iowa Science Teachers Section Fall Conference. Receiving the Excellence in Science Teaching Awards for 1987 were Lynn Altemeier of Des Moines Junior High School), Candace Kilburg of Center Point (Elementary Science), Mary Frances Feddersen of Sioux City (Chemistry), Peter Harold Sweedy of Bettendorf (Physics), Gary L. Garton of Iowa City (Biology) and H. John Verdon of Waverly (Earth Science).


Science Notes - School Science And Mathematics Offers Technology Issue, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1987

Science Notes - School Science And Mathematics Offers Technology Issue, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A special issue on technology has been prepared by the editors of the School Science and Mathematics Journal. Articles in the issue include information regarding technological developments, educational technology, problem solving, software and the implications of new technology for College Board testing programs.


Science Notes - Ias Excellence In Science Teaching Award Nominations, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1987

Science Notes - Ias Excellence In Science Teaching Award Nominations, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Iowa Academy of Science is currently accepting nominations for its Excellence in Science Teaching Awards. Each year, Iowa teachers are chosen to receive the award in six categories: biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, elementary science and junior high science.


Science Notes - Book Of Astronomical Poems Available, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1987

Science Notes - Book Of Astronomical Poems Available, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Great Lakes Planetarium Association (GLPA) recently released a booklet entitled Astronomical Poems. Containing 277 astronomical poems, jingles and proverbs, the booklet includes a table of contents, author index, index of titles and index of first lines.


Science Notes - Space Science Student Involvement Program, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1987

Science Notes - Space Science Student Involvement Program, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The National Science Teachers Association, in conjunction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is again sponsoring Science Student Involvement Program competitions. SSIP provides students with an opportunity to design experiments which are relevant to aerospace science.