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The Challenge Of Environmental Protection, Jennifer Mattei Jan 2005

The Challenge Of Environmental Protection, Jennifer Mattei

Biology Faculty Publications

Connecticut is in the midst of a demographic transition to a period of lower population growth. These demographic changes will help check the pressures exerted on the state's natural resources by population growth. Water, air, soil, energy sources, food, fisheries, forests, and biodiversity are common pool resources upon which we depend in ways that transcend political boundaries. Those governing Connecticut should help turn the state into a model of how to manage natural resources by halting forest fragmentation, reducing pollution, and promoting environmental science education.


Fraction Models That Promote Understanding For Elementary Students, Lynette Hull Jan 2005

Fraction Models That Promote Understanding For Elementary Students, Lynette Hull

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study examined the use of the set, area, and linear models of fraction representation to enhance elementary students' conceptual understanding of fractions. Students' preferences regarding the set, area, and linear models of fractions during independent work was also investigated. This study took place in a 5th grade class consisting of 21 students in a suburban public elementary school. Students participated in classroom activities which required them to use manipulatives to represent fractions using the set, area, and linear models. Students also had experiences using the models to investigate equivalent fractions, compare fractions, and perform operations. Students maintained journals throughout ...


An Effective Science Education Program Can Be A Deterrent To The Drop Out Of Hispanic Females, Sally Anne Field Jan 2005

An Effective Science Education Program Can Be A Deterrent To The Drop Out Of Hispanic Females, Sally Anne Field

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to look at parallel factors between the Hispanic female dropout rate and possible resiliency methods such as retention through inquiry based science education. This type of educational program might provide insight into the many educational possibilities that are open to Hispanic females.


Concept Attainment In Mathematics Within Content-Based Instruction For Secondary English As A Second Language, Kwang-Sug Lee Jan 2005

Concept Attainment In Mathematics Within Content-Based Instruction For Secondary English As A Second Language, Kwang-Sug Lee

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to provide a useful model, the Concept Attainment Model in Mathematics, which implicates the concept attainment teaching method based on adjunct content-based instruction by using visuals and manipulatives in order to help ESL students be successful for both substantive content areas.


A Model For Instructional Integration For Science And English-Language Development, Patricia Diane Andreano Jan 2005

A Model For Instructional Integration For Science And English-Language Development, Patricia Diane Andreano

Theses Digitization Project

This project recommends a professional development model for the integration of language arts and science skills to improve the literacy and scientific proficiency of elementary students, specifically English language learners. The goal is to prepare students to score well on the fluency aspects of the advanced levels of the California English Language Development Test (CELDT).


The Effects Of Journal Writing On Student Attitudes And Performance In Problem Solving, Christine Quinones Jan 2005

The Effects Of Journal Writing On Student Attitudes And Performance In Problem Solving, Christine Quinones

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study summarizes research conducted in a second grade classroom at a rural elementary school in the fall of 2004. This study investigated the practice of using writing activities in mathematics to improve student attitudes and performance in problem solving. The classroom teacher supplemented traditional mathematics instruction with daily problem solving activities and affective journal writing. Students were asked to complete daily problem solving prompts and write about their problem-solving solutions. Attitude data was collected using a pre and post attitude survey as well as affective journal writing assignments. Performance data was collected using a performance based problem-solving rubric. Results ...


Integrating Journal Writing With Inquiry Based Science Instruction In A Second Grade Classroom, Lauren Zissman Jan 2005

Integrating Journal Writing With Inquiry Based Science Instruction In A Second Grade Classroom, Lauren Zissman

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This action research study investigated the effects of using science journals to promote science writing and to investigate changes in student attitudes in a second grade inquiry-based science class. This was an action research study in which qualitative and quantitative data was collected. The data was collected using science journals, pre and post inventories, field notes, teacher observations, videotaped science inquiry lessons, and surveys. The students demonstrated a true fondness for journal writing and expressed interest in continued use. After concluding this action research study, I better understand the benefits of utilizing journal writing to enhance my teaching of the ...


Cover - Table Of Contents Jan 2005

Cover - Table Of Contents

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


Front Matter Jan 2005

Front Matter

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


The Moths Of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge: A Preliminary Assessment, Michelle N. Lewis, Renae M. Steichen, Keith S. Summerville Jan 2005

The Moths Of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge: A Preliminary Assessment, Michelle N. Lewis, Renae M. Steichen, Keith S. Summerville

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

North American prairie systems are believed to have supported substantial insect biodiversity. Loss of prairie and oak savanna habitats, however, has been severe in many Midwestern states, including Iowa. An unanswered question facing land managers interested in restoring tallgrass prairies to the Iowan landscape is the degree to which restored habitats contain native insect species that are dependent upon prairie habitat. This study reports data from a preliminary survey of the moths of Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge, a 2,292-ha prairie and oak savanna restoration site in central Iowa. We identified and cataloged a total of 426 species of ...


Editorial Board & Iowa Academy Of Science Officers And Directors Jan 2005

Editorial Board & Iowa Academy Of Science Officers And Directors

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


Back Cover Jan 2005

Back Cover

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

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Letter To The Editor - Conservation Of Freshwater Mussels In Iowa, K. Elizabeth Poole Jan 2005

Letter To The Editor - Conservation Of Freshwater Mussels In Iowa, K. Elizabeth Poole

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

Freshwater mussels occur in a variety of aquatic ecosystems worldwide but nowhere is mussel species richness as high as is reported in North America. With nearly 300 recorded species in the U.S., mussels are key components of freshwater biodiversity playing a vital role in benthic communities. Ecologically important in biological processing and nutrient cycling, mussels are also an important food item for a variety of mammals including mink, otter, and raccoon. In addition to ecological importance, freshwater mussels have been economically important in the production of cultured pearls.


Threatened By Industry, Saved By Science: Mussel Propagation At The Fairport Biological Laboratory, James Pritchard Jan 2005

Threatened By Industry, Saved By Science: Mussel Propagation At The Fairport Biological Laboratory, James Pritchard

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

During the 1890s, people on the Mississippi River exploited mussel populations to support a thriving button industry. Within a brief time, they noticed significant declines in mussel populations, and called on the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries to save the resource. This paper discusses mussel propagation studies, techniques, and activities carried on in association with the Fairport Biological Laboratory (Iowa) from about 1908 to 1932. While scientists developed sophisticated techniques and had success in mussel propagation, changing habitat conditions in the river (caused mainly by pollution and dam construction) meant limited success in rescuing mussel stocks, while the introduction of ...


Aspects Of An Interior Stream Clam Midden From 1915 At Quasqueton, Buchanan County Iowa, Dennis W. Schlicht Jan 2005

Aspects Of An Interior Stream Clam Midden From 1915 At Quasqueton, Buchanan County Iowa, Dennis W. Schlicht

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

During clam surveys on the Wapsipinicon River in 1991 buried clams were observed in a bank of the river at Quasqueton, Buchanan County, Iowa. An interview with the landowner revealed that the clams were from a 1915 local clamming operation. Excavation and examination of many of the clams reveal interesting differences in species composition and size, when compared to more recent specimens from the river. Observations on the midden were recorded, species determinations were made and measurements were taken. Comparisons are made to two other modern surface surveys on the river. Differences were observed in both species composition and shell ...


Editorial Board & Iowa Academy Of Science Officers And Directors Jan 2005

Editorial Board & Iowa Academy Of Science Officers And Directors

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


Back Cover Jan 2005

Back Cover

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS

No abstract provided.


Using Web-Based Material To Support Secondary Science Curriculum, Ghadeer Filimban Jan 2005

Using Web-Based Material To Support Secondary Science Curriculum, Ghadeer Filimban

Graduate Research Papers

Web-based materials have introduced a new way of supporting students' learning and teachers' knowledge of the secondary science curriculum. However it is difficult to know which materials to use and how to use them. This review discussed some of the methods for teaching science, web-based materials that support these methods, how the Internet can add to teachers' knowledge, and some negative effects of using this technology. This review shows how teachers can integrate web-based materials into their teaching strategies, and can help teachers who have integrated them to be aware of the negatives of using the Internet in the classroom ...


Cmst Summer Institute Interactive Physics Lab Guide, Steve Whitman Jan 2005

Cmst Summer Institute Interactive Physics Lab Guide, Steve Whitman

Lesson Plans

98 page Interactive Physics Lab Guide including labs on:

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EQUIPMENT

Hooke's Law

springs

Cons of Energy: IP Sim: stopping d vs V,m,g

IP

Range of a Projectile

CPO: marble launchers

Newton's Second Law

CPO: cars & ramps

Atwood Machine

Atwood Pulleys

Circular Motion Dynamics

Circular Motion Apparatus

Conservation of Energy: Rollercoasters

CPO: Rollercoaster

Planetary Motion: Kepler's 1st & 2nd Laws

Computer Lab

Planetary Motion: Kepler's 3rd Law

Computer Lab

Ballistic Pendulum

PowerAide Bottle Ballistic Pendulum

Conservation of Momentum: 1D Collisions

Air Track

SHM Kinematics: Bunjie Jumper

Spring - Mass System

Electrostatics: Coulomb's Law

Coulomb's ...


The Relationship Between Third And Fourth Grade Everyday Mathematics Assessments And Performance On The New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge In Fourth Grade (Njask/4), Mariann T. Helfant Jan 2005

The Relationship Between Third And Fourth Grade Everyday Mathematics Assessments And Performance On The New Jersey Assessment Of Skills And Knowledge In Fourth Grade (Njask/4), Mariann T. Helfant

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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The Effects Of Inclusion On Mathematics Achievement Of General Education Students In Middle School, Shirley Brewton Jan 2005

The Effects Of Inclusion On Mathematics Achievement Of General Education Students In Middle School, Shirley Brewton

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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The Effects Of An Intervention To Increase Liberal Arts Mathematics And Science Majors' Knowledge Of And Attitudinal Favorability Toward The Teaching Profession, Carolyn Klemballa Jan 2005

The Effects Of An Intervention To Increase Liberal Arts Mathematics And Science Majors' Knowledge Of And Attitudinal Favorability Toward The Teaching Profession, Carolyn Klemballa

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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English Language Learners In The Integrated Middle School Science Classroom, Julie A. Fee Jan 2005

English Language Learners In The Integrated Middle School Science Classroom, Julie A. Fee

Graduate Research Papers

This paper will answer three questions relating to limited English-proficiency students. First, what historical changes have occurred to improve education for the LEP student? Second, what information do teachers with adolescent LEP students, especially students who have recently immigrated, need in order to run a happy and successful class? Last, what strategies and philosophies should be used to help ESL students compete academically with their American born classmates?


Journal Of Mathematics And Science: Collaborative Explorations Jan 2005

Journal Of Mathematics And Science: Collaborative Explorations

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.


Contents Jan 2005

Contents

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.


Title Page, Coordinating Editor's Remarks, Introductions To Each Part Jan 2005

Title Page, Coordinating Editor's Remarks, Introductions To Each Part

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.


Mathematics Specialists Definition Jan 2005

Mathematics Specialists Definition

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.


Executive Summary – Building The Case: Mathematics Specialists Jan 2005

Executive Summary – Building The Case: Mathematics Specialists

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.


Hopewell, Virginia: How Do You "Hook" Elementary Teachers Into Enjoying And Seeing The Beauty Of Mathematics?, Y. Smith-Jones Jan 2005

Hopewell, Virginia: How Do You "Hook" Elementary Teachers Into Enjoying And Seeing The Beauty Of Mathematics?, Y. Smith-Jones

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.


Mathematics Specialists In Norfolk Public Schools, D. Walston Jan 2005

Mathematics Specialists In Norfolk Public Schools, D. Walston

Journal of Mathematics and Science: Collaborative Explorations

No abstract provided.