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Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1990

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Instructional Outcomes Change With Sts, Robert E. Yager Jan 1990

Instructional Outcomes Change With Sts, Robert E. Yager

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Ideas and approaches central to Science/Technology/Society (STS) have been introduced via the Chautauqua program in classrooms of nearly 1,000 Iowa teachers of grades 4 through 9 since 1985-86. Assessment of the results of STS instruction has been central to the effort supported by the National Science Teachers Association, the Iowa Utility Association, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the University of Iowa. Some of the emerging results demonstrate the advantages of an STS focus for school science.


Astronomy Resources, Thomas Hockey Jan 1990

Astronomy Resources, Thomas Hockey

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Understanding why an orbiting satellite neither travels in a straight line away from the body about which it is revolving, nor falls inward toward it, is an important concept in both astronomy and physics. Demonstrating an orbit in a classroom is made difficult by the Earth's gravity. The Earth's gravity can be used, along with simple kitchenware, to create a model of a planetary or satellite orbit.


Science Notes - Statement Of The Position Of The Iowa Academy Of Science On The Issue Of Animal Rights Jan 1990

Science Notes - Statement Of The Position Of The Iowa Academy Of Science On The Issue Of Animal Rights

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Iowa Academy of Science strongly opposes the attempts, made in the guise of "animal rights," to abolish the use of animals as scientific research and teaching subjects. Significant success in life science research has been due, in large, to the use of experimental animals. The rationale for such use lies in the fact that their organ systems, metabolic pathways and genetics have counterparts in humans. Therefore, the information gained from such research has been of enormous value to the welfare of humans and other animals.


Astronomy Bulletin - The 1990 Summer Sky, P. Steven Leiker Jan 1990

Astronomy Bulletin - The 1990 Summer Sky, P. Steven Leiker

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Science Notes - High Temperature Conductor Information, Francis Peterson Jan 1990

Science Notes - High Temperature Conductor Information, Francis Peterson

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A 15-page booklet titled "Making High-Temperature Superconductors" is available free of charge from Colorado Futurescience, Inc., a company which also sells kits of the chemicals required for the project and simple accessories.


Science Notes - New Ists Officers Elected, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1990

Science Notes - New Ists Officers Elected, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Iowa Science Teachers Section recently held elections for the offices of president-elect and secretary. Jim Kubichek and Sharon J. Fisher were selected for these respective positions in a voting process that included over 200 ISTS members.


Science Notes - Learning Styles Conference, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1990

Science Notes - Learning Styles Conference, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A conference on teaching and learning styles of students pre-school through grade eight will be held October 5-7, 1990, at the Iowa Conservation Education Center in Guthrie Center. "Teaching and Learning Styles: Environmental Literacy for the '90's" will offer teachers the opportunity to spend a weekend learning new ways to meet the educational challenges presented by today's higher academic standards, economic problems and diverse student groups.


Science Notes - Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary Reopening, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1990

Science Notes - Hunt Hill Audubon Sanctuary Reopening, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The facilities at Hunt Hill (located in northwestern Wisconsin) will reopen this summer with several new programs. Donated to the National Audubon Society in 1954, Hunt Hill has been closed for four years due to budget restrictions.


Editor's Corner - Quality Teachers = Quality Pupils, James J. Hungerford Jan 1990

Editor's Corner - Quality Teachers = Quality Pupils, James J. Hungerford

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Effective teaching has always been a difficult task. But a hard job done well has always been satisfying regardless of one's management style. Management and evaluation styles may change, but effective teaching has always been proven by having all of the students doing high-quality work.


Science Notes - National Institute Of General Medical Sciences Offers The Structures Of Life, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1990

Science Notes - National Institute Of General Medical Sciences Offers The Structures Of Life, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences has made available its publication titled The Structures of Life: Discovering the Molecular Shapes that Determine Health or Disease.


Editorial Office & Staff; Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Executive Board & Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section Jan 1990

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

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Science Notes Policy Jan 1990

Science Notes Policy

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1990

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Recycling Paper To Save Landfills And Trees, William H. Gilbert Jan 1990

Recycling Paper To Save Landfills And Trees, William H. Gilbert

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

While some groups want to save tropical rain forests or marshy wetlands, other conservation-minded groups are interested in judiciously using sanitary landfills, or at least lengthening their lifetime by recycling paper (Hovelson, 1989). The Rolling Hills Audubon Society (RHAS), centered in Indianola (Warren County), sponsored two newspaper collections during 1989 in hopes of raising funds and reducing waste paper going to the South Central Iowa Sanitary Landfill located east of Winterset and south of Highway 92 in Madison County.


Bug Zoo, Martha Voyles, Deborah Charnetski Jan 1990

Bug Zoo, Martha Voyles, Deborah Charnetski

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

We envisioned a conversation something like this taking place at the dinner table of one of our students who had read a chapter on animal habitats that day in school. This imaginary conversation was the impetus for the idea of a classroom "bug zoo." Our goal was to supplement the school district's curriculum with activities that emphasized science process skills and promoted the enjoyment of science and scientific activity. Because we felt that the skills necessary for reading nonfiction are a critical aspect of science instruction, we were committed to using our district's text. We hoped our project would help …


Courting A Prairie??, Arnold H. Webster Jan 1990

Courting A Prairie??, Arnold H. Webster

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Astronomy Bulletin - The 1991 Winter Sky, P. Steven Leiker Jan 1990

Astronomy Bulletin - The 1991 Winter Sky, P. Steven Leiker

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Women And Minorities In Technical Courses In Iowa, Myrna Whigham Jan 1990

Women And Minorities In Technical Courses In Iowa, Myrna Whigham

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Recent national reports indicate that math and science education is in a crisis in the United States (Changing America, 1988 and Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering, 1988). Concern has been expressed by many national groups that we must attract and keep more young people in the pipeline to meet future needs for scientists and engineers. Because the need for scientists is projected to increase by 45 percent, for engineers 32 percent and for technicians 36 percent, but the population of 18-24 year olds entering the labor force is expected to decline, the U.S. must attract more women and …


Science Notes - Cochran Recipient Of Conservation Achievement Award, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1990

Science Notes - Cochran Recipient Of Conservation Achievement Award, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Rosalie Cochran was recently named one of the recipients of the Iowa Wildlife Federation's 1990 Conservation Achievement Awards. A life and earth science teacher at Fairfield Middle School in Fairfield, Iowa, she was honored for her contributions to conservation at the annual Iowa Wildlife Federation Awards Banquet in October.


Science Notes - National Energy Education Development Project, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1990

Science Notes - National Energy Education Development Project, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

This year marks the tenth anniversary of the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project. Launched by a Congressional Resolution in 1980, the project was designed to introduce or enhance energy education programs in all American schools.


Science Notes - Fact Sheets Available From The Connecticut Sea Grant Program, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1990

Science Notes - Fact Sheets Available From The Connecticut Sea Grant Program, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Informational fact sheets are available free of charge from the Connecticut Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program.


Science Notes - Iowa Junior Science And Humanities Symposium, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1990

Science Notes - Iowa Junior Science And Humanities Symposium, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The University of Iowa (Iowa City) will host the Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium on February 15-16, 1991. This year the symposium will emphasize the importance of science and society.


Science Notes - Water Education Packet Offered, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1990

Science Notes - Water Education Packet Offered, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The American Water Works is offering its water education curriculum packet free-of-charge to interested educators.


Science Notes - Interdisciplinary Course Example Available, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1990

Science Notes - Interdisciplinary Course Example Available, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Two teachers at Colchester High School in Colchester, Vermont, have made available their example of a successful, team-taught, inter- disciplinary high school course titled "Science and Society.”


Science Notes - Scientific American Sponsors Series On Pbs, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1990

Science Notes - Scientific American Sponsors Series On Pbs, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Scientific American magazine recently began production of a new five-part science-related series for public television. "Scientific American Frontiers," underwritten by GTE corporation, airs on PBS once a month from October through February. Exact dates vary each month.


Science Notes - Peregrine Falcon Booklet Available, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1990

Science Notes - Peregrine Falcon Booklet Available, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has released an education kit/booklet titled "Recovering Our Heritage--Peregrine Falcons."


Editor's Corner - Responsible Actions, Carl W. Bollwinkel Jan 1990

Editor's Corner - Responsible Actions, Carl W. Bollwinkel

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In these times of expressed concern about our environment, the ancient truth, "Actions speak louder than words," is worth serious thought. Most newspapers and news magazines carry a few columns of words about the environment. This journal is no exception.


The Need For Creativity In The Science Classroom, Lowell Wiele Jan 1990

The Need For Creativity In The Science Classroom, Lowell Wiele

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

To recognize the need for creativity in the classroom as one of the growing concerns in the educational community today is not difficult. When the various teaching methods in science are evaluated, the highly pronounced need for more creativity in science instruction is evident. Few teachers, it seems, experiment actively with teaching techniques and curriculum materials. Most find what works for them and stick with it, and, often, this means teaching science as a lecture course (with some group discussion and a few laboratory experiences). Beginning teachers tend to imitate the persons they considered to have been their best teachers. …


Technology Available To Iowa Teachers Through Area Education Agencies, Jack A. Gerlovich, Paul Joslin Jan 1990

Technology Available To Iowa Teachers Through Area Education Agencies, Jack A. Gerlovich, Paul Joslin

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Recently, we have, as a nation, come to realize the vital need for technology literacy among our citizens if we are to cope in a global society. Iowa educational leaders are striving to gain a competitive edge m this area. Working for this edge, the Iowa Department of Education has hired a technology consultant, and guides are being refined to help educators address the topic in their curricula. Standards have been adopted by the State Board of Education relative to telecommunications in Iowa classrooms.


No Harpoons, Unless . . ., Arnold H. Webster Jan 1990

No Harpoons, Unless . . ., Arnold H. Webster

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.