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Science and Mathematics Education

2002

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Using A Computer Simulation To Teach Science Process Skills To College Biology And Elementary Majors, Aimée T. Lee, Rosalina V. Hairston, Rachel Thames, Tonya Lawrence, Sherry S. Herron Dec 2002

Using A Computer Simulation To Teach Science Process Skills To College Biology And Elementary Majors, Aimée T. Lee, Rosalina V. Hairston, Rachel Thames, Tonya Lawrence, Sherry S. Herron

Faculty Publications

The Lateblight computer simulation (Arneson and Ticknor, 1990) has been implemented in the general biology laboratory and the science methods course for elementary teachers to reinforce the processes of science and to allow the students to engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate the methods of building concepts in science. The students develop testable hypotheses and then use the program to run experiments and collect data. In addition, they research relevant background information and subsequently present their results in a poster during class.


Review Of "Interactive Explorations", Matthew J. Turner, Jose Rios Nov 2002

Review Of "Interactive Explorations", Matthew J. Turner, Jose Rios

Education Publications

No abstract provided.


Red Rock Desert Learning Center & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Oliver Ranch Feasibility Study, Yosemite National Institutes Aug 2002

Red Rock Desert Learning Center & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Oliver Ranch Feasibility Study, Yosemite National Institutes

Oliver Ranch Project

Yosemite National Institutes, a private, non-profit national environmental education leader, has been running successful residential science programs in national parks for 30 years in partnership with the National Park Service. The mission of YNI is to provide educational adventures in nature's classroom to inspire a personal connection to the natural world and responsible actions to sustain it. Early in 2000 in Las Vegas, a new organization, the Outside Las Vegas Foundation (OLVF), was forming. The OLVF is dedicated to preserving the federal public lands surrounding Las Vegas, enriching the experience of its visitors, enhancing the quality of life for ...


The Challenge: The Newsletter Of The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 9, Summer 2002), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor Jul 2002

The Challenge: The Newsletter Of The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 9, Summer 2002), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor

Gifted Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


An Integration Of Chemistry, Biology, And Physics: The Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Gerald R. Van Hecke, Kerry K. Karukstis, Richard C. Haskell, Catherine S. Mcfadden, F Sheldon Wettack Jul 2002

An Integration Of Chemistry, Biology, And Physics: The Interdisciplinary Laboratory, Gerald R. Van Hecke, Kerry K. Karukstis, Richard C. Haskell, Catherine S. Mcfadden, F Sheldon Wettack

All HMC Faculty Publications and Research

As a new venture to integrate research and education, a pilot section of a first-year laboratory sequence known as the Interdisciplinary Laboratory (ID Lab) was introduced on the Harvey Mudd campus during the 1999–2000 academic year and continues to be offered. The ID Lab attempts to bridge laboratory experiences from biology, chemistry, and physics for the first-year student. Taught by a team of faculty from these disciplines, the course seeks both to illustrate commonality of investigative methods and laboratory techniques in these sciences and to introduce discipline-specific principles. Experiments with a chemistry component include the Molecular Weight of Macromolecules ...


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network – Summer 2002 Jul 2002

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network – Summer 2002

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

NESEN Members to Present at NATS Conference By Kylee Anderson

NESEN Website Reviewed and Approved for Classroom Use By Kylee Anderson

New Gallery Program at State Museum By Saundra Wever Frerichs

Earth Science Notes By Duane Mohlman

New Maps By Duane Mohlman

CSD and Water Center Calendar By Charles Flowerday

New Field Guide Explores the History and Geology of Harlan County Dam By Karen Stork

NU Report on Nitrogen Management in Northern Holt County Available By Karen Stork


Creating Successful Calculus Writing Assignments, Kris H. Green Jun 2002

Creating Successful Calculus Writing Assignments, Kris H. Green

Mathematical and Computing Sciences Faculty/Staff Publications

I discuss three different writing assignments that I have used in my calculus courses. These assignments are introduced with a discussion of purpose and audience. Defining these qualities of an assignment will ensure that your writing assignments are more successful. The assignments discussed and explored here represent three different purposes: personal, informational and a blend of the two. The audiences for these assignments are diverse and force the students to incorporate particular modes of writing that demonstrate much of their thinking. Assessment of student learning as a result of these assignments is discussed. A fourth writing assignment is developed from ...


Using Timss To Inform Policy And Practice At The Local Level, Deborah Nelson May 2002

Using Timss To Inform Policy And Practice At The Local Level, Deborah Nelson

CPRE Policy Briefs

The Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS)-1995 and its successor, TIMSS-1999, provide education researchers, policymakers, and practitioners with rich, comparative data designed to help better understand the performance of educational systems. As such, TIMSS is a valuable tool in current efforts to improve mathematics and science instruction and to educate students in the United States to global standards of excellence. What can we learn from this ambitious and unprecedented international effort to provide meaningful, useful data for the reform of mathematics and science instruction? It is important to reflect on this question as we assess the promise and ...


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network – Spring 2002 May 2002

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network – Spring 2002

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

Everything is Connected to Everything Else By Dave Gosselin

WANTED: Presenters for the 2002 NATS Conference By Kylee Anderson

Near-surface Geology of the Platte River Valley Ready on CD By Charles Flowerday

U.S. Consortium of Soil Science Association Web Site Up and Running By Jim Culver and Duane Mohlman

New Web Site and CD of Nebraska Well Drillers Association Archives By Jacki Vogel

New Fault Slides Available Through NESEN By Kylee Anderson


Self Paced Math At Jccc, Steve Wilson Apr 2002

Self Paced Math At Jccc, Steve Wilson

Contributions to the Math Classroom

Independent study is becoming more popular among students, and more schools are creating programs to meet the demand. The self-paced math program at Johnson County Community College had been operational since the mid-1980s, but has experienced fantastic growth beginning in about 2000. This presentation describes the current program from the viewpoints of students, faculty, and managers.


2001-02 Annual Report, Imsa Works For Illinois, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Apr 2002

2001-02 Annual Report, Imsa Works For Illinois, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

Annual Reports

This year is one of great challenges and opportunities for the IMSA community. Despite unprecedented budget cuts and staff reductions, our faculty and staff remain deeply committed to the Academy's convictions, mission and legislative charge to improve mathematics and science education for all Illinois children.


Field Of Dreams: Examples Of Imsa Central And Southern Illinois Graduates, Marti Guarin Apr 2002

Field Of Dreams: Examples Of Imsa Central And Southern Illinois Graduates, Marti Guarin

Examples of Student Diversity

The vignettes and short snapshots in this booklet give the reader just a hint of the richness and diversity of experiences of IMSA alumni from Central and Southern Illinois. Space precludes telling so many other stories, of how horizons broadened as students accepted the opportunities at IMSA.

Thank you to Series Editor Cathy Veal, Vice President for Advancement, whose vision brought these booklets to life. lean Bigger of IMSA's Furnas Information Resource Center (IRC) created the title, design concepts, and the montage. She and Angela Richardson of the IRC gave invaluable ongoing counsel. Many thanks also to Jerre Henriksen ...


Project Excel: Web-Based Scanning Electron Microscopy For K-12 Education, L. Scott Chumbley, Connie P. Hargrave, Kristen P. Constant, Brian Hand, Thomas Andre, E. Ann Thompson Apr 2002

Project Excel: Web-Based Scanning Electron Microscopy For K-12 Education, L. Scott Chumbley, Connie P. Hargrave, Kristen P. Constant, Brian Hand, Thomas Andre, E. Ann Thompson

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Project ExCEL (Extended Classroom for Enhanced Learning) brings the capabilities of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) into classrooms. University and industry personnel, working together, have developed a web-based interface to allow schools to control a modern SEM. The interface allows a user control of the operating parameters of the microscope, stage movement, and chemical analysis. Such total control is not available on any other system. Since Iowa State University (ISU) pioneered the idea of remote SEM for education, researchers have learned that providing teachers access to sophisticated equipment does not ensure that it will be used. Teachers are busy, and structured ...


Reforming Math And Science In Rural Schools, Hobart Harmon, Stephen A. Henderson, Wimberly C. Royster Jan 2002

Reforming Math And Science In Rural Schools, Hobart Harmon, Stephen A. Henderson, Wimberly C. Royster

Mathematics Faculty Publications

What happens when you devote $10 million and five years to improving math and science programs in rural schools in districts in which 30% or more of the students live in poverty? As participants of the ARSI project discovered, it is a long and evolving journey.


Proposal Summary, Kathleen Daviis, Julian Tyson, Morton Sternheim Jan 2002

Proposal Summary, Kathleen Daviis, Julian Tyson, Morton Sternheim

STEM Connections GK12 Project

No abstract provided.


Stemtec Ii (Followon Grant) Proposal, Morton Sternheim, Allan Feldman Jan 2002

Stemtec Ii (Followon Grant) Proposal, Morton Sternheim, Allan Feldman

STEMTEC

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Teacher Education Collaborative (STEMTEC) is an NSF Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation (CETP) funded from August 1997 to July 2002. STEMTEC II is a request for a three-year follow on grant designed to produce a comprehensive summative evaluation and to implement an induction program for new teachers. It is being submitted by the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass).


Annual Report Summary, Morton Sternheim Jan 2002

Annual Report Summary, Morton Sternheim

STEMTEC

No abstract provided.


Stemtec Ii Evaluation Plan -- Fall 2002 To Spring 2005, Joseph B. Berger, Stephen G. Sireci Jan 2002

Stemtec Ii Evaluation Plan -- Fall 2002 To Spring 2005, Joseph B. Berger, Stephen G. Sireci

STEMTEC

No abstract provided.


Stemtec Evaluation Report For Year 5 (Fall 2001/Spring 2002), Joseph B. Berger, Stephen G. Sireci Jan 2002

Stemtec Evaluation Report For Year 5 (Fall 2001/Spring 2002), Joseph B. Berger, Stephen G. Sireci

STEMTEC

No abstract provided.


The Challenge: The Newsletter Of The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 8, Winter 2002), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor Jan 2002

The Challenge: The Newsletter Of The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 8, Winter 2002), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman Editor

Gifted Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


Animal Dissection And Evidence-Based Life-Science And Health-Professions Education, Nathan Nobis Jan 2002

Animal Dissection And Evidence-Based Life-Science And Health-Professions Education, Nathan Nobis

EDUCATION

Balcombe’s (2000, 2001) case for replacing learning methods that require pain, suffering, and death for animals with methods that do not (computer-assisted learning, three-dimensional models, videotapes, and other alternatives) can be seen as motivated by this evidentialist perspective. Balcombe provided a wealth of empirical evidence from educational studies to show that in most contexts animal dissection is not necessary—and even counterproductive—to achieve valid educational goals, especially higher order goals (concept learning and problem solving). He demonstrated that no sound defense of dissection has been given.


Full Project Proposal, Julian Tyson, Kathleen Daviis, Morton Sternheim Jan 2002

Full Project Proposal, Julian Tyson, Kathleen Daviis, Morton Sternheim

STEM Connections GK12 Project

No abstract provided.


Science Teacher Education: A Wonderful Journey Around The World, Nelofer Halai Jan 2002

Science Teacher Education: A Wonderful Journey Around The World, Nelofer Halai

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

No abstract provided.


Culturally Important Issues And Science: A Gender And Science-Interest Investigation, William W. Cobern, Cathleen C. Loving Jan 2002

Culturally Important Issues And Science: A Gender And Science-Interest Investigation, William W. Cobern, Cathleen C. Loving

Scientific Literacy and Cultural Studies Project

Elementary science methods students nearing completion of their preservice teacher preparation are an important source for gauging views about science and its relation to culture. This research investigates gender and science interest as correlates of the valuation of science vis-à-vis nine culturally important categories as measured by the Thinking About Science Survey. Over one thousand male and female students at a large midwestern university took part in this study.


An Investigation Of Preservice Elementary Teachers' Thinking About Science, William W. Cobern, Cathleen C. Loving Jan 2002

An Investigation Of Preservice Elementary Teachers' Thinking About Science, William W. Cobern, Cathleen C. Loving

Scientific Literacy and Cultural Studies Project

It is not common to find media reports on the failures of science education; nor uncommon to hear prestigious scientists publicly lament the rise of anti-science attitudes. Given the position elementary teachers have in influencing children, anti-science sentiment amongst them would be a significant concern. Hence, this article reports an investigation where preservice elementary teachers responded to the Thinking about Science survey instrument. This newly developed instrument addresses the broad relationship of science to nine important areas of society and culture and is intended to reveal the extent of views being consistent with or disagreeing with a commonly held worldview ...


Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network – Winter 2002 Jan 2002

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network – Winter 2002

Nebraska Earth Systems Education Network

Content:

“Everything is Connected to Everything Else.” By Dave Gosselin

NESEN Workshops: Yes or No - Please Reply By March 8, 2002

Update Your NESEN Membership!

Nebraska Completes National Geologic Map Data Base by Duane Mohlman and Ed Pfeifer, CSD

New NESEN Website On-Line by Mark Mesarch, NESEN

Asteroids, Craters and Candy by Saundra Wever Ferichs, Nebraska State Museum

Awesome Aquifer Club, a Groundwater Education Tool by Carla Mansfield, Groundwater Foundation

Groundwater University: Serious Science, Serious Fun! by Carla Mansfield, Groundwater Foundation

Meteorite Crater Not Supported by the Facts by Charles Flowerday, CSD

SNRS Extension Forestry Courses Offered by UNL by ...


Not All Are Created Equal: An Analysis Of The Environmental Programs/ Departments In U.S. Academic Institutions Until March 2002, Aldemaro Romero Jr., Hanne Eastwood Jan 2002

Not All Are Created Equal: An Analysis Of The Environmental Programs/ Departments In U.S. Academic Institutions Until March 2002, Aldemaro Romero Jr., Hanne Eastwood

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Using Authentic Learning To Teach Basic Technology Skills, Steven Burken Jan 2002

Using Authentic Learning To Teach Basic Technology Skills, Steven Burken

Graduate Research Papers

During the past decade, most school districts have been required to write technology plans that have included the goal that students will become technologically literate. Teachers and administrators have been challenged to teach technology skills that will help student solve problems in the work place. What has been commonplace is for schools to offer courses or units in which students acquire skills without applying them to real world problems. This paper takes a look at the literature and research surrounding the use of technology, and the learning of technology skills, in the framework of authentic learning.


Practicing K 12 Teachers In A Graduate Engineering Course, Melinda Gallagher, Lawrence Genalo Jan 2002

Practicing K 12 Teachers In A Graduate Engineering Course, Melinda Gallagher, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

The National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century stated that “Better mathematics and science teaching is therefore grounded, first of all, in improving the quality of teacher preparation and in making continuing professional education available for all teachers 1.”

The "constructivist" paradigm 2,3 asserts that learning occurs through a process in which the student plays an active role in constructing the set of conceptual structures that constitute his or her own knowledge base. Some specific examples of the successful application of technology grounded in constructivist theory are evident in projects in the Carter Lawrence School ...


Authentic Field Ecology Experiences For Teachers, Marion Dresner, Andrew Moldenke Jan 2002

Authentic Field Ecology Experiences For Teachers, Marion Dresner, Andrew Moldenke

Environmental Science and Management Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper will focus on one teacher field research experience situated in the Pacific Northwest