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1999

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Understanding The Siphon: An Example Of The Development Of Pedagogical Content Knowledge Using Textbooks And The Writings Of Early Scientists, Kevin C. De Berg, Cedric Greive Nov 1999

Understanding The Siphon: An Example Of The Development Of Pedagogical Content Knowledge Using Textbooks And The Writings Of Early Scientists, Kevin C. De Berg, Cedric Greive

Science and Mathematics Papers and Journal Articles

A general explanatory principle for determining whether fluid will flow or will not flow from a siphon is developed and discussed after a consideration of the explanations provided by textbooks and the writings of Blaise Pascal.


Recruitment And Retention Of African American Males In High School Mathematics: Have We Achieved Access To The Success Stairway?, Sheryl Mcglamery, Carol Mitchell Oct 1999

Recruitment And Retention Of African American Males In High School Mathematics: Have We Achieved Access To The Success Stairway?, Sheryl Mcglamery, Carol Mitchell

Teacher Education Faculty Proceedings & Presentations

“Most schools desire that more minorities participate, yet finding a successful formula often proves difficult and elusive.”


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Fall 1999 Oct 1999

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Fall 1999

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

“Everything Is Connected to Everything Else.” by Dave Gosselin, NESEN Director

New and Improved NESEN Web Page by Mark Mesarch

NESEN at NATS 1999

STEDII Weather Is Persistent for Five Years by Mark Mesarch

Virtual Nebraska Update – by Rick Perk

Video Programs Available from the USGS EROS Data Center - by Duane Mohlman

Perilous Beauty--The Hidden Dangers of Mount Rainier – by Duane Mohlman

Earth Science in the Community

New Publication from the Conservation and Survey Division – by Duane Mohlman

1999 NESEN Summer Workshops

Dave Gosselin Receives Catalyst Award


Nova, 1999 Summer, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jul 1999

Nova, 1999 Summer, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Various Documents

Recent IMSA graduate Keith Winstein of Oak Park spent part of his summer doing something quite unconventional for an 18-year-old.

Winstein was the only student in a group of 11 official United States delegates to attend the first World Conference on Science (WCS) in Budapest, Hungary, from June 26 to July 1. The conference brought together 2,500 scientists from 150 countries.


Challenges For Directors Of University Natural Science Museums, Hugh H. Genoways Jul 1999

Challenges For Directors Of University Natural Science Museums, Hugh H. Genoways

Mammalogy Papers: University of Nebraska State Museum

Universities and natural science museums have a long, productive history; however, this has been an uneasy alliance in the United States at least since the 1880s. Decreasing resources and increasing expectations have made the position of all museum directors extremely difficult, but the situation for university natural science museum directors is probably the most complicated among these because they direct museums that are small administrative units within larger university organizations. Some of their challenges include conflict between museum and university missions, governance issues, relationship between director and the university administrator/board member, lack of understanding of museum functions, middle management ...


Use Of Veterinary Records To Teach Laboratory Thinking Skills In Biology, Christopher J. Woolverton Jun 1999

Use Of Veterinary Records To Teach Laboratory Thinking Skills In Biology, Christopher J. Woolverton

Biostatistics, Environmental Health, and Epidemiology Publications

No abstract provided.


Photochemistry And Pinhole Photography: An Interdisciplinary Experiment, Angeliki A. Rigos, Kevin Salemme Jun 1999

Photochemistry And Pinhole Photography: An Interdisciplinary Experiment, Angeliki A. Rigos, Kevin Salemme

Visual & Performing Arts Faculty Publications

This interdisciplinary activity combines chemistry and art through the construction and use of a pinhole camera. We focused on the chemistry of the black and white photographic process as the science component of this activity. The reactions involved are good examples of photochemistry and multiphase chemical reactions, since the light sensitive materials (silver halides) are in the form of a gelatin emulsion of microscopic crystals.


Identification & Quantitation Of Bacteria In Emergency Eyewash Bottles Used In Science Laboratories, Christopher J. Woolverton, Jerry Lillestedt May 1999

Identification & Quantitation Of Bacteria In Emergency Eyewash Bottles Used In Science Laboratories, Christopher J. Woolverton, Jerry Lillestedt

Biostatistics, Environmental Health, and Epidemiology Publications

No abstract provided.


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Spring 1999 May 1999

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Spring 1999

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

Everything is Connected to Everything Else." - Dave Gosselin, NESEN Director

Earth Science in The Community

NESEN Teachers Forum

1999 Summer Workshops – Join us in July!

The T in STEDII - by Mark Mesarch

New Lessons on the Internet - by Mark Mesarch

Climprob for the Net

NATS Needs You

Are You Itching to Win a Trip to Space Camp?


The Nature Of Science: A Perspective From The Philosophy Of Science, Juli T. Eflin, Stuart Glennan, George Reisch Jan 1999

The Nature Of Science: A Perspective From The Philosophy Of Science, Juli T. Eflin, Stuart Glennan, George Reisch

Scholarship and Professional Work - LAS

In a recent article in this journal, Brian Alters (1997) argued that, given the many ways in which the nature of science (NOS) is described and poor student responses to NOS instruments such as Nature of Scientific Knowledge Scale (NSKS), Nature of Science Scale (NOSS), Test on Understanding Science (TOUS), and others, it is time for science educators to reconsider the standard lists of tenets for the NOS. Alters suggested that philosophers of science are authorities on the NOS and that consequently, it would be wise to investigate their views of current NOS tenets. To that end, he conducted a ...


Annual Report, Morton Sternheim Jan 1999

Annual Report, Morton Sternheim

STEMTEC

No abstract provided.


Summary Stemtec Evaluation Report, Morton Sternheim Jan 1999

Summary Stemtec Evaluation Report, Morton Sternheim

STEMTEC

No abstract provided.


1998-99 Annual Report, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Jan 1999

1998-99 Annual Report, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Annual Reports

For far too long, too many educational environments have been schooling environments focused on teacher- delivered and student-received information rather than learning environments focused on teacher- facilitated and student-generated knowledge. This must change. Young people are capable of extraordinary achievements and significant contributions, and it is the responsibility of educators, parents, taxpayers, policymakers and the business community to provide learning environments that make this possible. With your continuing support, IMSA will work continuously, diligently and resolutely to model and help others become such a learning environment.


Elefantastic Bingo: A Bingo Game For Teaching Science Concepts And Vocabulary Associated With Elephants, Audrey C. Rule Jan 1999

Elefantastic Bingo: A Bingo Game For Teaching Science Concepts And Vocabulary Associated With Elephants, Audrey C. Rule

Open Educational Resources

This game allows students to learn new science vocabulary and relevant facts about elephants. This bingo game is a valuable curriculum resource for any teacher who is teaching about elephants or other endangered animals. Directions for play, calling cards (six to a page), and play cards (four to a page), are included.


Crystal Shape Bingo: A Bingo Game For Teaching Recognition Of Three-Dimensional Crystal Shapes And Planar Geometric Shapes Of Crystal Faces, Audrey C. Rule Jan 1999

Crystal Shape Bingo: A Bingo Game For Teaching Recognition Of Three-Dimensional Crystal Shapes And Planar Geometric Shapes Of Crystal Faces, Audrey C. Rule

Open Educational Resources

This document describes a game that provides students with practice in recognizing three dimensional crystal shapes and planar geometric shapes of crystal faces. It contains information on the objective of the game, game preparation, and rules for playing. Play cards are included (four to a page).


Wolf Bingo: A Bingo Game For Teaching Concepts And Vocabulary Associated With Wolves, Audrey C. Rule Jan 1999

Wolf Bingo: A Bingo Game For Teaching Concepts And Vocabulary Associated With Wolves, Audrey C. Rule

Open Educational Resources

This document describes a game that provides students with practice in learning vocabulary and concepts associated with wolves. Directions for play and play cards (four to a page) are included.


The Challenge: The Newsletter Of The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 3, Spring 1999), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Jan 1999

The Challenge: The Newsletter Of The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 3, Spring 1999), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman

Gifted Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


The Challenge: The Newsletter Of The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 4, Winter 1999), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Jan 1999

The Challenge: The Newsletter Of The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 4, Winter 1999), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman

Gifted Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Winter 1999 Jan 1999

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network Newsletter – Winter 1999

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

Everything is Connected to Everything Else - Dave Gosselin, NESEN Director

Encouraging Girls in the Sciences

1999 Summer Workshops - Join us in July!

"Why Did the Chicken Change the Climate ... ?" July 7-8th

"Virtual Nebraska-A New View" July 12-13th

"The 'Dirt' on Soil" July 14-15th

Students and Teachers Exchanging Data, Information and Ideas (STEDII)

NESEN Lending Library

The POSSE's on the Trail

EarthComm Reunion - March 19th & 20th

Earth Science on the Internet

Journey to Planet Earth to Premier on PBS

Now Available from the Earth Science Information Center


Integrating Science And Scripture: The Case Of Robert Boyle, Kevin C. De Berg Jan 1999

Integrating Science And Scripture: The Case Of Robert Boyle, Kevin C. De Berg

Science and Mathematics Papers and Journal Articles

In this paper I will address Boyle's understanding of Scripture and Nature and seek to outline those features of his philosophy, which enable him to integrate religious and scientific activity in a way that was faithful to both Religion and Science. I will depend predominantly or primary source material for this and on a recently published work by Jan Wojcik entitled, "Robert Boyle and the Limits of Reason" (1997). This paper is also significant from the point of view of post-modernism's criticism of Science, which, while making some legitimate criticism of the way Science has fragmented out thinking ...


A Pictorial Approach To Molecular Orbital Bonding In Polymers: Non-Mathematical But Honest, Gordon J. Miller, John G. Verkade Jan 1999

A Pictorial Approach To Molecular Orbital Bonding In Polymers: Non-Mathematical But Honest, Gordon J. Miller, John G. Verkade

Chemistry Publications

The generator orbital (GO) approach is a useful tool for teaching students how to visualize, pictorially, the MO's in a wide assortment of discrete organic, organometallic, metal complex, and cluster molecules possessing a variety of structures. We describe a novel and useful extension of this non-mathematical but honest learning concept to a timely and important class of molecules, namely, polymers. Two examples are treated by our pictorial method: one is s-bonded polyethylene and the other is p-conjugated polyacetylene.


Environmental Studies: Here, There, And Everywhere, Aldemaro Romero Jr. Jan 1999

Environmental Studies: Here, There, And Everywhere, Aldemaro Romero Jr.

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


What Mathematics Do Adults Really Do In Everyday Life?, Maria Northcote, Alistair Mcintosh Jan 1999

What Mathematics Do Adults Really Do In Everyday Life?, Maria Northcote, Alistair Mcintosh

Education Papers and Journal Articles

A description of the Saucer Project at the Edith Cowan University is presented. The project is designed to find out what types of mathematical calculations adults do in their ordinary lives.


Learning And Teaching Mathematics K-7: Book 3, Jack Bana, Brian Farrell, Ron Gleeson, Kevin Jones, Alistair Mcintosh, Paul Swan Jan 1999

Learning And Teaching Mathematics K-7: Book 3, Jack Bana, Brian Farrell, Ron Gleeson, Kevin Jones, Alistair Mcintosh, Paul Swan

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

No abstract provided.


Two Current Approaches To Science In Early Education : The Physical-Knowledge Approach By Kamii And Devries And The Science Education Approach By Diane Dodge, Seon Chun Jan 1999

Two Current Approaches To Science In Early Education : The Physical-Knowledge Approach By Kamii And Devries And The Science Education Approach By Diane Dodge, Seon Chun

Graduate Research Papers

The primary focus of this paper is to review the characteristics of two science approaches to teaching science to children: the physical-knowledge approach by Kamii and De Vries, and the science education approach by Diane Dodge. Similarities and differences between the two approaches are analyzed. The conclusion of this study found that both approaches emphasize children's active role in learning. However, Kamii and DeVries's physical-knowledge approach emphasizes children's logical reasoning development, while Dodge's science education approach places greater emphasis on content and scientific knowledge.


Integrating Technology Into The Science Curriculum : Environmental Studies Grade 5, Lois Diane Enger Jan 1999

Integrating Technology Into The Science Curriculum : Environmental Studies Grade 5, Lois Diane Enger

Graduate Research Papers

The project was developed to illustrate a process for including hands-on use of technology in an environmental education activity. The requirements for an integrated curriculum identified by McRel are incorporated: science, technology, language arts, math, and life skills. Activities included are discussion of the topic, writing and editing a script, digital photography, computer usage including scanning, on-site visiting, and teacher and student evaluation. The on-site visit was conducted at a nature center.

Classroom activities involved planning, research, storyboarding, organizing visual materials, script writing, and creating a computer-generated presentation using mPOWER, a presentation software program. The completed computer presentation was converted ...


A Combined Outcomes Based Materials Curriculum, Lawrence Genalo Jan 1999

A Combined Outcomes Based Materials Curriculum, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Beginning with the 1999 catalog, Iowa State will be moving from two degrees (Metallurgical Engineering and Ceramic Engineering) to a single degree in Materials Engineering (1). Under the new program graduates will be more well-rounded materials engineers, a desired outcome based on input from our Industrial Advisory Council and others. While building this new program from the ground up, desired outcomes (in particular, ABET 2000) were the driving force. Each course, as it was being developed, was looked at in terms of how it helped to meet these outcomes and each course has its own course-specific outcomes. We have developed ...


A Project Based Approach To Doe In Materials, Lawrence Genalo Jan 1999

A Project Based Approach To Doe In Materials, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

At Iowa State University, the Materials Science and Engineering Department teaches a course in the statistics of materials. Approximately one third of this two credit course is devoted to the design of experiments (DOE). A relatively brief introduction to the theory of DOE sets the stage for the inclusion of a software package used to assist materials engineers to design and analyze the results of experiments.

Texts for engineering statistics (1-3) contain chapters dealing with the design of experiments. Literature in materials journals routinely contains references to DOE (4-8). Coupling these texts and recent articles with some practical exposure to ...


Proceedings Of The 24th Annual Conference Of The Western Australian Science Education Association, Mark W. Hacking (Ed.) Jan 1999

Proceedings Of The 24th Annual Conference Of The Western Australian Science Education Association, Mark W. Hacking (Ed.)

ECU Publications Pre. 2011

The Western Australian Science Education Association (WASEA) is an informal group of science educators that meets annually for a conference at one of the Perth universities. The conference is organised by a committee of representatives from the universities and has contributed greatly to collegiality amongst the community of science educators in Perth.