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Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1992

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Science Notes - Article Submission Requirements Jan 1992

Science Notes - Article Submission Requirements

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

In an attempt to standardize the format for all articles, the Iowa Science Teachers Journal has established a set of author's guidelines.


Science Calendar Jan 1992

Science Calendar

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


An Inexpensive Indicator For Acids And Baths, Susan Christensen, Yvonne Smith Jan 1992

An Inexpensive Indicator For Acids And Baths, Susan Christensen, Yvonne Smith

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Is your shampoo acidic, neutral or basic? Put more simply: what is the pH level of your shampoo? Have you ever wished to find the correct answer to that question? If so, you can repeat the experiment that we did to find the pH, not only of your shampoo, but of many other things as well.

This project was completed for GB 303, Field and Lab Biology for Elementary Teachers, at Emporia State University. While looking through a book on teaching science to elementary children (Schmidt and Rockcastle 1982), one of us developed the idea of using red cabbage juice …


Science Notes - Excellence In Science And Mathematics Teaching Awards, Amy L. Wall Jan 1992

Science Notes - Excellence In Science And Mathematics Teaching Awards, Amy L. Wall

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The 1992 Iowa finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching have been announced. These individuals were nominated by colleagues on the basis of their teaching performance, experience, education and related professional activities.


Science Notes - Nsf Sponsors Anthropology Summer Program, Paul D. Jones Jan 1992

Science Notes - Nsf Sponsors Anthropology Summer Program, Paul D. Jones

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Are you interested in an NSF-sponsored anthropology summer program in Nebraska combining one week in the classroom with 11 days of intensive field study? If you are, "Trek of the Mammoth" could be for you. Classroom study takes place at Chadron State College, while the high plains of Wyoming, Nebraska and South Dakota provide the setting for field study.


Astronomy Bulletin - The 1992 Summer Sky, P. Steven Leiker Jan 1992

Astronomy Bulletin - The 1992 Summer Sky, P. Steven Leiker

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


The Mystery Of The Paha: Constructive Landforms Of Northeast Iowa, Georgia Quirk Jan 1992

The Mystery Of The Paha: Constructive Landforms Of Northeast Iowa, Georgia Quirk

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Paha are distinctive landforms of Iowa which could provide the focus for a fascinating earth science instructional unit and even a field trip opportunity for teachers in the northeast part of Iowa. Slides, transparencies and text for a 15-minute introduction are available from the author.


Science Notes - National Mole Day Foundation Offers Information Jan 1992

Science Notes - National Mole Day Foundation Offers Information

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Each year, the National Mole Day Foundation, designed to promote awareness of and enthusiasm for chemistry, organizes volunteers to collect, collate and distribute ideas that can be used to celebrate "Mole Day."


Astronomy Resources - Taking A Meteor Shower, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1992

Astronomy Resources - Taking A Meteor Shower, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The summer months are often the most popular for skygazing. Mild weather combined with a host of appealing astronomical events tends to attract both amateur and professional astronomers to look skyward. One of the more brilliant and "flashy" events to observe is a meteor shower. As children, many of us remember watching a "falling" star shoot across the sky. Little did we know that what we were actually observing was a piece of space debris known as a' 'meteor.'' Meteors may appear at any time and from any direction, but most of the visible meteors viewed each year are parts …


Science Notes - Mammal Slide Library Offers Correction, Jonna M. Higgins Jan 1992

Science Notes - Mammal Slide Library Offers Correction, Jonna M. Higgins

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The American Society of Mammalogists wishes to correct information previously published in journals other than the Iowa Science Teachers Journal.


Science Notes - Environmental Issues Instruction (Eii) Workshops, Stephanie A. Althof Jan 1992

Science Notes - Environmental Issues Instruction (Eii) Workshops, Stephanie A. Althof

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A Resource Enhancement and Protection Act (REAP) grant has been awarded for the 1992-93 continuation of eii. The program, designed to teach responsible environmental action, is appropriate for elementary and junior and senior high school students in all disciplines.


Editor's Corner - The Other Two-Thirds Jan 1992

Editor's Corner - The Other Two-Thirds

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

As the decade of the nineties rolls on, it is becoming apparent that the "fad" for this era in our lifetime is environmental awareness. Nowhere is that awareness more evident than in the hundreds of tons of materials that are recycled by Americans each year. Unfortunately, recycling is only one-third of the effort necessary in the material reclamation equation. To be truly effective in our efforts to clean up solid waste and ease the burden on natural resources, we must remember the other two-thirds of the equation.


Editorial Office & Staff; Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Executive Board & Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section Jan 1992

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

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1992

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Science Notes - "Excellence In Polymer Education" Award, Amy L. Wall Jan 1992

Science Notes - "Excellence In Polymer Education" Award, Amy L. Wall

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

To recognize the efforts of secondary and junior high school chemistry teachers who help students meet the challenges and responsibilities of living in a technological age, the Polymer Education Committee (POLYED) of the American Chemical Society sponsors the "Award for Excellence in Polymer


Science Notes - Toshiba/Nsta Exploravision Awards, Amy L. Wall Jan 1992

Science Notes - Toshiba/Nsta Exploravision Awards, Amy L. Wall

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The National Science Teachers Association is offering the first annual Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards program for students in grades K-12.


Science Notes - Duracell Nsta Scholarship Competition, Amy L. Wall Jan 1992

Science Notes - Duracell Nsta Scholarship Competition, Amy L. Wall

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Students wishing to compete for $30,000 in scholarships may enter the 1993 Duracell NSTA Scholarship Competition. Sponsored by Duracell U.S.A. and administered by the National Science Teachers Association, the competition offers students in grades nine through twelve have an opportunity to win up to $10,000 in college scholarships.


Science Notes - The Consumers' Handbook On Reducing Solid Waste, Amy L. Wall Jan 1992

Science Notes - The Consumers' Handbook On Reducing Solid Waste, Amy L. Wall

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The Consumer's Handbook on Reducing Solid Waste provides tips for reducing the amount of trash discarded, reusing containers and products, recycling packaging and paper and responding to growing concerns about waste disposal. The Handbook also has a two-page listing of other publications dealing with recycling.


Science Notes - Science Workshops For Teachers Jan 1992

Science Notes - Science Workshops For Teachers

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A variety of workshops for teachers of all grade levels will be offered by the Institute for Chemical Education (ICE).


Science Calendar Jan 1992

Science Calendar

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Science Notes - Office Of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Offers New Curriculum, Elizabeth B. Sharpe Jan 1992

Science Notes - Office Of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management Offers New Curriculum, Elizabeth B. Sharpe

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

To meet the need for citizen awareness of the impact of nuclear waste on science and society, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Civilian Radioactive Waste Management (DOF/OCRWM) has developed a four-unit resource curriculum. This curriculum, Science, Society and America's Nuclear Waste, is available to educators without charge.


Adding Fizz To Your Science Classroom, Andrea L. Skrukrud, Angela B. Sharpe, Wendy M. Stevens Jan 1992

Adding Fizz To Your Science Classroom, Andrea L. Skrukrud, Angela B. Sharpe, Wendy M. Stevens

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Have you found that your science classes just skip from unit to unit? Do you want to get away from science lessons that stress vocabulary and memorization of facts? Are you pondering how to get your students more involved in science? These were some of the questions we thought about when we designed hands-on experiences in science for upper elementary students. According to the National Research Council in Fulfilling the Promise, Biology Education in the Nation's Schools, future curriculum goals for both elementary and secondary science teaching will emphasize hands-on exploration by the students, the development of skills in observation, …


Science Notes - Standardized Tests Negatively Impact Classroom Instruction Jan 1992

Science Notes - Standardized Tests Negatively Impact Classroom Instruction

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Researchers from Boston College recently completed a three year, 1 million-dollar study sponsored by the National Science Foundation. They confirmed the belief that most standardized and textbook tests emphasize low-level thinking and knowledge and that they exert a profound, mostly negative effect on classroom instruction.


Science Notes - Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award, Amy L. Wall Jan 1992

Science Notes - Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award, Amy L. Wall

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Sherman Lundy, Burlington High School, has been recognized by the Central Section of the National Association of Geology Teachers as its 1992 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher. Lundy has taught earth science at Burlington for 23 years. He also serves as a field geologist for Basic Materials Corporation in Waterloo.


Science Notes - Relationships In Physical Science Text Book Available Jan 1992

Science Notes - Relationships In Physical Science Text Book Available

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Project RAMPS (Relationships and Mathematics in Physical Science) has developed Relationships in Physical Science, a textbook based on the idea that mathematics and laboratory activities should be an integral part of science education. The mathematical exercises included in the text are intended to help students gain a better understanding of the scientific concepts they are studying. Most of the materials necessary for the activities are already in the classroom or can be obtained from a supermarket.


Science Notes - Iowa Space Grant Consortium Jan 1992

Science Notes - Iowa Space Grant Consortium

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Opportunities to participate in space-related projects and to receive assistance in learning more about space through grants and summer programs are now available for Iowa teachers and students. The Iowa Space Grant Consortium was established three years ago as part of NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship program. Its primary goal is to foster in Iowans an expanded interest in space and space-related fields.


Science Notes - Molecular Biology Enrichment For Youth, Elizabeth B. Sharpe Jan 1992

Science Notes - Molecular Biology Enrichment For Youth, Elizabeth B. Sharpe

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Molecular Biology Enrichment For Youth, a laboratory science program for students entering eighth or ninth grade, will be held June 19 through July 17, 1993, at Iowa State University.


Science Notes - Program For Women In Science And Engineering, Amy L. Wall Jan 1992

Science Notes - Program For Women In Science And Engineering, Amy L. Wall

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

As a part of its Program for Women in Science and Engineering (PWSE), Iowa State University will host career conferences entitled ''Taking the Road Less Traveled." This program is for junior and senior high girls in Iowa. The 1993 conference for grades 9-12 will be on Thursday, March 25, and the conference for grades 6-9 will be on Saturday, April 17.


Science Notes - Scholarship Opportunity For High School Seniors, Amy L. Wall Jan 1992

Science Notes - Scholarship Opportunity For High School Seniors, Amy L. Wall

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

University of Northern Iowa four-year scholarships in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, industrial technology, mathematics and physics will be available to 1994 high school graduates.


Science Notes - Summer Workshop For High School Biology Teachers, Amy L. Wall Jan 1992

Science Notes - Summer Workshop For High School Biology Teachers, Amy L. Wall

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The biological sciences faculty at Iowa State University will sponsor its first annual summer workshop for Iowa high school biology teachers. 'The workshop, funded by a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, will provide opportunities for high school biology teachers and university faculty to work together to develop and exchange new technical and educational tools for use in high school laboratories and research projects.