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Iowa Science Teachers Journal

1993

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Iowanet Update, Jack Gerlovich, Paul Joslin Jan 1993

Iowanet Update, Jack Gerlovich, Paul Joslin

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

"How come space is so dark if it is occupied by trillions of stars that are all so bright like our Sun?" asked a Des Moines second grader. His question was answered by three very different people: a physics teacher, a high school physics student and a retired attorney. All gave slightly different answers; the student received a rich and immediate response to a question that could not be answered with local school resources. This student's opportunity was made possible by his school's participation in the IOWANET computer conferencing network. The following article will help teachers understand and appreciate the …


Science Notes - Duracell-Nsta Scholarship Competition, Jonna M. Higgins Jan 1993

Science Notes - Duracell-Nsta Scholarship Competition, Jonna M. Higgins

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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.


Index To Volume 30 Jan 1993

Index To Volume 30

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

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Build-A-Body, Gail B. Wortmann Jan 1993

Build-A-Body, Gail B. Wortmann

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Human anatomy students may be given a creative challenge in cooperative learning by asking them to "Build-A-Body," using only their lab partners as sources for measurements. Allow them as much latitude as possible in design and construction. As a result, they will be more aware of the correct proportioning of the human body and will more fully appreciate the complexity inherent in the human form.


Science Notes - Excellence In Science Teaching Awards, Elizabeth B. Sharpe Jan 1993

Science Notes - Excellence In Science Teaching Awards, Elizabeth B. Sharpe

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The Iowa Academy of Science has announced the recipients of its 1993 Excellence in Science Teaching Awards. The awardees are Richard H. Kruse, Ankeny Senior High School, Biology; Jeffrey B. Hepburn, Dowling High School (West Des Moines), Chemistry; Beverly A. Iverson, Marshalltown Community High School, Earth Science; Barbara A. Ehlers, Wings Park Elementary School (Oelwein), Elementary Science; Michael F. Zeller, Woodward-Granger Community School (Woodward), General/ Multiple Science; Lyn Countryman, Malcolm Price Laboratory School (Cedar Falls), Junior High Science; and Charles R. Gesiriech, Urbandale High School (Des Moines), Physics.


Astronomy Bulletin - The Night Sky: May 15 To October 31, 1993, P. Steven Leiker Jan 1993

Astronomy Bulletin - The Night Sky: May 15 To October 31, 1993, P. Steven Leiker

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Science Notes - Earthwatch Needs Teachers To Work On Summer Environmental Research Projects, Amy L. Wall Jan 1993

Science Notes - Earthwatch Needs Teachers To Work On Summer Environmental Research Projects, Amy L. Wall

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Teachers of all subjects and all levels are invited to work on environmental research projects this summer with Earth watch, a non-profit organization which funds endangered species studies, rain forest surveys, archaeological excavations and resource management projects.


Science Notes - "Herpetoculture In The Classroom" Workshop, Amy L. Wall Jan 1993

Science Notes - "Herpetoculture In The Classroom" Workshop, Amy L. Wall

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Herpetoculture, the keeping and captive propagation of reptiles and amphibians, will be the topic of two workshops designed for K-12 teachers this summer in Rock Springs, Wyoming. The workshops will cover an array of topics focusing on the responsible care and maintenance of reptiles in schools.


Science Notes - Nabt Publishes Dna Safety Guidelines Jan 1993

Science Notes - Nabt Publishes Dna Safety Guidelines

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Working with DNA and Bacteria in Precollege Science Classrooms, a new publication from the National Association of Biology Teachers, will help educators who wish to integrate biotechnology into their classrooms.


Science Notes - The Secret Of Life, Elizabeth B. Sharpe Jan 1993

Science Notes - The Secret Of Life, Elizabeth B. Sharpe

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

An eight-part public television series, The Secret of Life, will begin in fall 1993. Originating from WBGH-TV of Boston, this NOV A series will explore advances in the science of molecular biology. It will show how this "new biology" is transforming agriculture, industry, medicine and our perception of the world.


Science Notes - Nabt Grant Focuses On Student Research Jan 1993

Science Notes - Nabt Grant Focuses On Student Research

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The National Association of Biology Teachers' project, Encouraging High School Student Research in Biology through Teacher-Scientist Partnerships, is accepting applications for nationwide field testing to begin in the fall of 1994. The project is funded by a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation.


Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents Jan 1993

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

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Using Science Fiction To Teach Science Fact Jan 1993

Using Science Fiction To Teach Science Fact

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Naola Van Orden at Sacramento City College in California has her students write science fiction stories to demonstrate their understanding of various scientific concepts. While the assignments made by Van Orden and the responses she received from her students may be too advanced for lower grades, the idea can be used from the elementary level up.


Astronomy Bulletin - The Night Sky: December 13 To February 13, 1993 Jan 1993

Astronomy Bulletin - The Night Sky: December 13 To February 13, 1993

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Science Notes - Ice Offers Science Workshops For Teachers Jan 1993

Science Notes - Ice Offers Science Workshops For Teachers

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Teachers and supervisors from kindergarten through college are invited to take part in programs that will be offered by the Institute for Chemical Education (ICE).


Science Notes - Summer Institutes For Middle Level Science Teachers, Jonna M. Higgins Jan 1993

Science Notes - Summer Institutes For Middle Level Science Teachers, Jonna M. Higgins

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Teachers of grades 5-9 are invited to apply to attend summer institutes at one of four college campuses nationwide. Participants in the APAST/NSTA/NSF program will learn new teaching techniques, increase science content knowledge and develop networks with creative teachers and science educators from across the nation. They will apply the results of education research to their teaching and improve their leadership skills.


Science Notes - Global Systems Science Summer Institutes, Jonna M. Higgins Jan 1993

Science Notes - Global Systems Science Summer Institutes, Jonna M. Higgins

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

High school teachers interested in serving as partners to develop interdisciplinary course materials related to global environmental problems are invited to attend the Global Systems Science Summer Institutes. Participants will also design new teaching techniques. Before attending the institute, accepted teachers will test current materials in their classrooms.


Science Notes - Astronomy And Space Science Education Summer Institutes, Jonna M. Higgins Jan 1993

Science Notes - Astronomy And Space Science Education Summer Institutes, Jonna M. Higgins

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Elementary and middle school science teachers may wish to learn more about the Astronomy and Space Science Education Summer Institutes to be held on June 21-July 12 and July 17-August 5 at the Lawrence Hall of Science of the University of California at Berkeley. The primary focus of the institutes is to serve elementary and middle school teachers who wish to better integrate astronomy and space science content into their curriculum. However, secondary consideration is given to high school instructors who are responsible for training elementary or middle school teachers.


Science Notes - Toyota/Nsta Tapestry Grants, Jonna M. Higgins Jan 1993

Science Notes - Toyota/Nsta Tapestry Grants, Jonna M. Higgins

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Grants allowing teachers to implement innovative environmental and physical science projects are being offered by TAPESTRY (Toyota's Appreciation Program for Excellence to Science Teachers Reaching Youth).


Science Notes - Bonnett Receives Conservation Achievement Award, Jonna M. Higgins Jan 1993

Science Notes - Bonnett Receives Conservation Achievement Award, Jonna M. Higgins

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Barbara Bonnett was recently named a 1993 Conservation Achievement Award winner by the Iowa Wildlife Federation for her work in Conservation Education. Bonnett, a Burlington elementary school teacher, is currently an Associate Director of the Environmental Issues Instruction (eii) program, which builds ecological foundations in order to prepare students to take responsible environmental action.


Science Notes - Grants Available For Physiology Research Jan 1993

Science Notes - Grants Available For Physiology Research

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

The American Physiological Society (APS) is sponsoring a program to provide high school science teachers with experience in physiology research. Each grant supports the involvement of a high school teacher in an ongoing research program at an APS member's laboratory.


Science Notes - The Future Of Eisenhower Funds Jan 1993

Science Notes - The Future Of Eisenhower Funds

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Many local educators may be unaware that passage of the national "GOALS 2000" legislation will have a direct and perhaps dramatic effect on the Dwight D. Eisenhower Mathematics and Science Education Program (IKE), the Department of Education's largest program for professional development. GOALS 2000 will permit the Secretary of Education to waive the regulatory and statutory requirements of the original IKE legislation when a state files an application to implement its statewide planning for education reform.


Science Notes - Excellence In Science And Mathematics Teaching Awards, Jonna M. Higgins Jan 1993

Science Notes - Excellence In Science And Mathematics Teaching Awards, Jonna M. Higgins

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Each year, the Presidential Awards for Excellence recognize teachers who have demonstrated excellence in the fields of science and math education. Award recipients will spend a week in Washington, D.C. next spring as guests of President Clinton. Six Iowa science educators have been selected as 1993 honorees.


Editorial Office & Staff; Officers, Iowa Academy Of Science; Executive Board & Regional Directors, Iowa Science Teachers Section Jan 1993

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 1993

Cover - Front Matter - Table Of Contents

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


A New Perspective For Science Inservice: Problem Solving Demonstration Classrooms, Julie L. Wilson, Edward L. Pizzini Jan 1993

A New Perspective For Science Inservice: Problem Solving Demonstration Classrooms, Julie L. Wilson, Edward L. Pizzini

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

"Project: Problem Solving in the Model Classroom" was begun one year before the Governor's II Conference as a cooperative effort between the University of Iowa and a number of Iowa school districts. The Dwight D. Eisenhower funded program was intended to develop model classrooms that used problem solving with math/science, Science/Technology /Society (STS) or technology as effective classroom practice. The project has become an integration of inservice strategies, demonstration classrooms and reform initiatives that improve science education in Iowa. At the Governor's II Conference, we recognized that future model classrooms could benefit from our experience, specifically our rationale, development of …


Mathematics / Science Demonstration Classrooms In Iowa Jan 1993

Mathematics / Science Demonstration Classrooms In Iowa

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Last fall, about 200 mathematics and science educators participated in the Governor's II Conference on Mathematics and Science Reform. The conference focused on achieving integration of math and science in Iowa by using model classrooms. Five months later, Iowa teachers, administrators and staff continue to develop model classrooms.


Demonstration Classrooms: A Thematic Approach To Science/Mathematics Integration, Carl W. Bollwinkel, Barbara A. Bonnett, Rosalie J. Cochran Jan 1993

Demonstration Classrooms: A Thematic Approach To Science/Mathematics Integration, Carl W. Bollwinkel, Barbara A. Bonnett, Rosalie J. Cochran

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

A fundamental principle of ecology is that "everything is interconnected." This observation holds true in the academic as well as the natural world; if we study an environmental issue in depth, we find that it cannot be resolved by means of any single discipline. Environmental studies transcend all disciplines so as to include the sciences, mathematics, technology, social studies, language arts and the practical and fine arts. The science component, ecology, is itself an integrating rather than a splintering science. It draws together the traditionally separate disciplines of biology, chemistry, physics and earth science. Mathematics provides a tool for quantifying …


Astronomy Bulletin - The Night Sky: April 21 To June 29, 1994, P. Steven Leiker Jan 1993

Astronomy Bulletin - The Night Sky: April 21 To June 29, 1994, P. Steven Leiker

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

No abstract provided.


Model Demonstration Elementary Classrooms In Northeast Iowa: The Luther College Project, Darrel Hoff, Joyce Becker, Nanette Eklund, Wendy Stevens Jan 1993

Model Demonstration Elementary Classrooms In Northeast Iowa: The Luther College Project, Darrel Hoff, Joyce Becker, Nanette Eklund, Wendy Stevens

Iowa Science Teachers Journal

Luther College has a tradition of elementary teacher preparation stretching back to the tum of the century. It was therefore fitting that Luther College receive the only Eisenhower model demonstration program grant given to an Iowa four-year college. Built on outreaches and contacts developed by a teacher enhancement summer workshop held on the Luther Campus in 1993, the new program extends its outreach to the entire Northeast Iowa region.