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Ellerton, Sharon; Carmona, Naydu; Tsimounis, Areti – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2016
There is an urgent need to increase K-12 science knowledge and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) preparedness for college. State and national data suggest a strong correlation between student performance in STEM subjects and student socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity. Queensborough Community College (QCC) is situated…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Honors Curriculum, Service Learning
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King, Barbara – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2015
This study examines the within-field persistence rates of physical science/engineering (PS/E) students compared with those of students in life science, business, social science, education, and humanities. The data are drawn from a nationally representative sample of college matriculates and include students' high school and college transcript…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Career Choice, Academic Records
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Herreid, Clyde Freeman; Schiller, Nancy A.; Herreid, Ky F.; Wright, Carolyn B. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
This article discusses the results of a survey that was posted for those who regularly peruse the website of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science (NCCSTS). Faculty members were asked about their use of case studies and videos in their General Biology classrooms. The results are enlightening because General Biology is arguably the…
Descriptors: Surveys, Science Instruction, Case Studies, Video Technology
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Lukes, Laura A. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2014
Dual-enrollment (DE) science courses offer a way to strengthen the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics pipeline between high school and college. These courses offer high school students the opportunity to experience college science in a more supported environment, allowing them to adjust to the different academic and social demands…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Program Implementation, High School Students, Secondary School Science
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Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
To supplement the summer reading of National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) members, the NSTA Committee on Research in Science Education suggested a list of science education research articles that were published in the journals of NSTA's affiliates in 2012. These articles covered a variety of topics that include learning about…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Summer Programs, Reading Materials, Science Teachers
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Kaser, Joyce S.; Dougherty, Michael J.; Bourexis, Patricia S. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
Funding agencies and the science education community at large have pursued strategies for increasing K-12 outreach by scientists and for improving instructional practices in higher education classrooms. However, the simultaneous achievement of both goals is generally not a target for single projects or even single programs. A 4-year project…
Descriptors: Science Course Improvement Projects, Partnerships in Education, Genetics, Secondary School Science
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Mabrouk, Patricia Ann – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
High school and undergraduate research students were surveyed over the 10-week period of their summer research programs to investigate their understanding of key concepts in science ethics and whether their understanding changed over the course of their summer research experiences. Most of the students appeared to understand the issues relevant to…
Descriptors: Investigations, High School Students, Undergraduate Students, Ethics
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Bennett, Jake; Fry, Jason; Timme, Nicholas; Maltese, Adam – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2012
This paper presents details about a summer instructional program created by physics graduate students who sought a chance to help students from the local community and to gain greater experience teaching science and math. The students initiated, designed, and conducted the program, which gave the instructors their first chance to independently…
Descriptors: Physics, High School Students, Calculus, Graduate Students
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Stavrianeas, Stasinos; Stewart, Mark – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
Students of exercise science are well positioned to facilitate a shift of the nation's attitude on health care from disease treatment to disease prevention. This report chronicles our efforts toward transforming the exercise physiology core course from a lecture-based, instructor-centered class to a student-centered environment in which…
Descriptors: Student Research, Core Curriculum, Exercise, Athletics
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Phillips, Karen E. S.; Grose-Fifer, Jilliam – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
In this study, the authors describe a Performance Enhanced Interactive Learning (PEIL) workshop model as a supplement for organic chemistry instruction. This workshop model differs from many others in that it includes public presentations by students and other whole-class-discussion components that have not been thoroughly investigated in the…
Descriptors: Organic Chemistry, Workshops, Biochemistry, Teaching Methods
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Bland, Mark W.; Moore, Randy – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
To assess current trends of evolution instruction in high schools of the mid-South, we invited Arkansas high school biology teachers from across the state to respond to a survey designed to address this issue. We also asked students enrolled in a freshman-level, nonmajors biology course at a midsize public Arkansas university to recall their…
Descriptors: Evolution, High Schools, Creationism, Biology
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Quitadamo, Ian J.; Kurtz, Martha J.; Cornell, Caitlyn Nicole; Griffith, Lindsay; Hancock, Julie; Egbert, Brandi – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2011
Chemistry students appear to bring significantly higher critical-thinking skill to their nonmajors course than do biology students. Knowing student preconceptions and thinking ability is essential to learning growth and effective teaching. Of the factors investigated, ethnicity and high school physics had the largest impact on critical-thinking…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
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Price, Rebecca M.; Rosypal, Alexa C.; Kern, Britt; Powell, Traci – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
This paper describes a one-and-a-half day Distinguished Scholar Symposium during which undergraduate underrepresented minorities (URMs) from nearby schools visit the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) to learn about advanced degree programs in the biological sciences. The symposium created an environment that inspired URMs to…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), Science Programs, Community Colleges, Biological Sciences
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Krufka, Alison; Evarts, Susan; Wilson, Chester – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2007
The case presented in this article is an exploration of the process of natural selection using white clover ("Trifolium repens") as an example. In general, two forms of white clover can be found around the world in various habitats. One type has plain green leaves and the other type produces cyanide as a defense against herbivores and…
Descriptors: Evolution, Case Studies, Plants (Botany), High Schools
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Mena-Werth, Jose – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2005
In 1925, Williams Jennings Bryan, a former congressman from Nebraska and a former Secretary of State under Woodrow Wilson, spent two agonizing weeks defending his religious faith that cost him his life a month after. Bryan was a prosecutor of high school teacher John Scopes, who had violated Tennessee state law by teaching the theory of evolution.…
Descriptors: Evolution, Religion, Secondary School Teachers, Court Litigation
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