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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.


A Study Of Certification For The Middle Grade Mathematics Teacher, James E. Thompson Nov 2002

A Study Of Certification For The Middle Grade Mathematics Teacher, James E. Thompson

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study is to determine differences and similarities among elementary and secondary certified teachers' beliefs about state certification for the middle grades mathematics teacher.

A mail-in survey was conducted among teachers at forty-eight public schools serving middle grade students in Camden County. A fourteen-item questionnaire obtained opinions from teachers teaching in the middle grades. Teachers responded to items about state certification and individual requirements for obtaining certification.

The data was analyzed, and percents calculated. Teachers did not believe that elementary certification programs adequately prepared individuals to teach middle grades mathematics. The underlying perception is that neither of ...


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.


The Aeronautics Education, Research, And Industry Alliance (Aerial) 2002 Report, Brent D. Bowen, Mary M. Fink, Jocelyn S. Nickerson, Uno Aviation Institute Nov 2002

The Aeronautics Education, Research, And Industry Alliance (Aerial) 2002 Report, Brent D. Bowen, Mary M. Fink, Jocelyn S. Nickerson, Uno Aviation Institute

Faculty Books and Monographs

UNOAI Report 02-7

The NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium (NSGC) & EPSCoR programs at the University I of Nebraska at Omaha are involved in a variety of innovative research activities. Such research is supported through the Aeronautics Education, Research, and Industry Alliance (AERIAL) and collaborative seed funds. AERIAL is a comprehensive, mulch-faceted, five year NASA EPSCoR initiative that contributes substantially to the strategic research and technology priorities of NASA while intensifying Nebraska’s rapidly growing aeronautics research and development endeavors.

AERIAL includes three major collaborative research teams (CRTs) whose nexus is a common focus in aeronautics research. Each CRT - Small Aircraft ...


Application Of Steaming Video And Flash Animation For Teaching Analytical Chemistry, Mark Anderson Oct 2002

Application Of Steaming Video And Flash Animation For Teaching Analytical Chemistry, Mark Anderson

Mark R. Anderson

No abstract is currently available.


Developing And Implementing An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Symposium At A Small Liberal Arts College, Philip J. Nyhus, F R. Cole, D H. Firmage, E H. Yeterian Aug 2002

Developing And Implementing An Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Symposium At A Small Liberal Arts College, Philip J. Nyhus, F R. Cole, D H. Firmage, E H. Yeterian

Philip J. Nyhus

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 ...


A Study Of Expert Problem-Solving In Qualitative Organic Analysis Using A Computer Simulation, Keith A. Schramm Aug 2002

A Study Of Expert Problem-Solving In Qualitative Organic Analysis Using A Computer Simulation, Keith A. Schramm

Dissertations

A qualitative case study of eight doctoral level organic chemists from academia (6) and industry (2) solved eleven qualitative organic analysis problems using the Identification of Organic Compounds* software computer simulation. Think-aloud protocols were analyzed for content knowledge and strategic knowledge to account for expert performance. Each of the eleven qualitative organic analysis problems included a variety of functional groups and structures and was solved in a computer-simulated environment to allow for extensive problem-solving by the experts and to evaluate the simulation’s ability to model the problem-solving environment The data provided consisted of the typical instrumentation available to university ...


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 ...


An Examination Of Gender Differences In Today's Mathematics Classrooms: Exploring Single-Gender Mathematics Classrooms, Celeste E. Dunlap Jun 2002

An Examination Of Gender Differences In Today's Mathematics Classrooms: Exploring Single-Gender Mathematics Classrooms, Celeste E. Dunlap

Master of Education Research Theses

Much research identifies a gender gap in mathematics, and some research points to single-gender math classrooms as a solution to the math gender divide. The author conducted a seven week study in which she divided fifty fifth grade students into singlegender mathematics classes. She wanted to examine if single-gender math classes affected the math achievement and attitudes of her female students. Upon completion of the study the author found there was no statistical significance in the girls’ achievement between a single-gender classroom and a coeducational classroom. There was a significant difference in the girls’ perceptions as to how they best ...


Marcy's Dots: A Problem On National Test Revisited, Patricia Baggett, Andrzej Ehrenfeucht Jun 2002

Marcy's Dots: A Problem On National Test Revisited, Patricia Baggett, Andrzej Ehrenfeucht

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


When Is A Math Problem Really "Real"?, Michael E. Goldberg Jun 2002

When Is A Math Problem Really "Real"?, Michael E. Goldberg

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Book Review: The Teaching Gap By James W. Stigler And James Hiebert, Michael L. Brown Jun 2002

Book Review: The Teaching Gap By James W. Stigler And James Hiebert, Michael L. Brown

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Divisibility: A Problem Solving Approach Through Generalizing And Specializing, Rina Zazkis Jun 2002

Divisibility: A Problem Solving Approach Through Generalizing And Specializing, Rina Zazkis

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

This paper describes a divisibility rule for any prime number as an engaging problem-solving activity for preservice secondary school mathematics teachers.


Comments On Zal Usiskin's Article In The Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal For May, 2001, Robert Stein Jun 2002

Comments On Zal Usiskin's Article In The Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal For May, 2001, Robert Stein

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Humanizing Mathematics: The Humanistic Impression In The Course For Mathematics Teaching, Ada Katsap Jun 2002

Humanizing Mathematics: The Humanistic Impression In The Course For Mathematics Teaching, Ada Katsap

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Pat's Prologues: Introductions To The First Two Airings Of Math Medley, A Radio Talk Show, Patricia Clark Kenschaft Jun 2002

Pat's Prologues: Introductions To The First Two Airings Of Math Medley, A Radio Talk Show, Patricia Clark Kenschaft

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Portfolio Assessment In Liberal Arts Mathematics, Mike Kenyon Jun 2002

Portfolio Assessment In Liberal Arts Mathematics, Mike Kenyon

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

This paper describes my efforts to incorporate problem-solving portfolios into my liberal arts mathematics course. I begin with a description of the components of the portfolios and the factors I consider in evaluating them. I then address some of the more significant obstacles I have encountered as well as what I consider to be among the major benefits. A selection from one student’s portfolio is appended.


"Magic In A Box", Lacie Juris Jun 2002

"Magic In A Box", Lacie Juris

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Teaching As Though Students Mattered: A Biography Of Alvin White As Told To Sandra Keith, Alvin White, Sandra Z. Keith Jun 2002

Teaching As Though Students Mattered: A Biography Of Alvin White As Told To Sandra Keith, Alvin White, Sandra Z. Keith

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Humanistic Mathematics: Personal Evolution And Excavations, Stephen I. Brown Jun 2002

Humanistic Mathematics: Personal Evolution And Excavations, Stephen I. Brown

Humanistic Mathematics Network Journal

No abstract provided.


Classroom Questioning Strategies As Indicators Of Inquiry Based Science Instruction, Linda Hale Goossen Jun 2002

Classroom Questioning Strategies As Indicators Of Inquiry Based Science Instruction, Linda Hale Goossen

Dissertations

Inquiry teaching often rests upon the assumption that through the use of questioning and response strategies, teachers can stimulate students to actively construct knowledge. Based on this hypothesis, middle-school science lessons were observed and questioning and response strategies were identified that are related to inquiry-based instruction.

Twenty-four science lessons were observed, videotaped, and ranked by inquiry characteristics other than questioning strategy. The video and audio portions of the recordings were analyzed to determine the student and teacher’s questioning and response strategies in each classroom. These strategies were then compared to teaching style, along a continuum from traditional to inquiry ...


When Human Life Begins, Susan K.P. Das May 2002

When Human Life Begins, Susan K.P. Das

Theses and Dissertations

The moment attributed to the beginning of human life is debated not only in religious and political communities, but within the scientific community as well. Particular attention is given to this issue as advances in science make it possible to manipulate the embryo and fetus at early stages of development. This study explores these issues as they are revealed in the literature. In particular, examination of the stages of human development associated with this issue and the correlation between these stages and their influence on ethical concerns in current scientific technologies such as abortion, cloning, and embryonic stem cell experimentation.


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


A Survey Of Students' Attitudes On The Implementation Of An Integrated High School Mathematics Program, Lori Ann Austin May 2002

A Survey Of Students' Attitudes On The Implementation Of An Integrated High School Mathematics Program, Lori Ann Austin

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine if there is a significant difference in the attitudes of general education students toward their math education before and after the implementation of an integrated mathematics program.

The study population was comprised of students enrolled in ninth grade general education classes at Williamstown High School in Williamstown, NJ. The sample consisted of ninety-six students.

A survey was administered to students to examine their attitudes toward general math class. After a four-week implementation of the Interactive Mathematics Program, the survey was administered a second time. T-tests and an ANOVA were performed to determine ...


The Awareness And Use Of Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculums In Secondary Schools Of Southern New Jersey, Nancy D. Ciandella Apr 2002

The Awareness And Use Of Standards-Based Mathematics Curriculums In Secondary Schools Of Southern New Jersey, Nancy D. Ciandella

Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the knowledge and usage of specific standards-based mathematics curriculums in the southern New Jersey area.

A three-part survey was developed and sent to department chairpersons in 135 secondary schools in eight southern New Jersey counties. Part one of the survey determined the population characteristics and participant information. Part two was utilized to determine currently used mathematics curriculums. In part three, mathematical philosophy was determined from responses to Likert scale questions. An analysis of the survey included tallies of currently used curriculums, knowledge of standards-based mathematics programs, and a correlation of mathematical philosophies ...