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Shaw, Edward L.; And Others – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984

Presents a lesson plan format which enables teachers to incorporate simulations into their classroom activities. Particular attention is given to planning for the interactions students should have while engaged with the simulation. Includes cognitive and affective results obtained from trials of the format with elementary/middle school students…

Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Educational Research, Elementary School Science, Intermediate Grades

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Porter, Ronald; Lehman, Jeffrey – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984

Describes 17 situations in physics which require students to write computer programs to solve. All the projects are general in nature and require students to have a thorough conceptual understanding of the content to apply the algorithm needed to solve the specific type of problem illustrated. (JN)

Descriptors: High Schools, Microcomputers, Physics, Problem Solving

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Levin, Sidney – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984

Presents the listing (TRS-80) for a computer program which derives the relativistic equation (employing as a model the concept of a moving clock which emits photons at regular intervals) and calculates transformations of time, mass, and length with increasing velocities (Einstein-Lorentz transformations). (JN)

Descriptors: College Science, Computer Software, High Schools, Higher Education

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Baird, William E., Abst. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984

Presented are abstracts of 10 papers presented at the 1984 National Educational Computing Conference. Paper topics deal with science teaching using microcomputers, exploring mathematical concepts with LOGO, a chemistry problem-solving program, interactive computer graphics in mathematics, an educational game to teach science/mathematics, learning…

Descriptors: Algebra, Chemistry, Computer Graphics, Computer Simulation

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Powers, Michael H. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984

Outlines a problem-solving method for beginning chemistry students that utilizes specific, concrete steps as well as computer-assisted tutorials. The method involves an approach referred to as the Factor-Unit Method coupled with a graphical "road map" which allows students to trace problems from start to finish. (JN)

Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Assisted Instruction, High Schools, Problem Solving

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Saltinski, Ronald – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984

Examines various types of software useful in teaching about nuclear energy. Includes a list of 11 software resources (including program name, source and cost, system requirements, and brief comments about the program). (JN)

Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Environmental Education, Microcomputers

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Blurton, Craig – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1984

Discusses how instruction in computer literacy will fit into the present school curriculum (particularly science) and the nature of an adequate scope and sequence for this subject area. A model K-12 computer literacy curriculum is presented with a corresponding scope and sequence chart. (JN)

Descriptors: Computer Literacy, Computer Science Education, Curriculum Design, Elementary School Curriculum

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Joshi, Bhairav D. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1985

Describes an interactive, screen-oriented, BASIC computer program for an IBM PC microcomputer with graphics capability. The program (which uses about 34K RAM and utilizes a menu format) represents a general method for calculating thermodynamic properties of chemical reactions from thermal data for reactants and products. (JN)

Descriptors: Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, College Science, Computer Software

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Winders, Ann; Yates, Bill – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990

Discussed is the integration of microcomputers into the science laboratory curriculum. The approach provides an exposure to important aspects of computer technology while preserving concrete experiences provided by hands-on laboratories. (CW)

Descriptors: Biology, Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education, Experiential Learning

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Smaldino, Sharon; Thompson, Cathy – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990

Proposed are the use of implementation strategies available to teachers through the application of Robert Gagne's nine instructional events. The application of computer technology in science education is discussed. (CW)

Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Learning Strategies

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Fox, John N.; Eddy, Jerry K. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990

This paper describes how computers were employed by workshop participants, the commercial materials used, some of the experiments performed using computer interfaces, and the effect of computer interfacing on the science laboratory. Increased student interest through the study of open-ended experiments is discussed. (CW)

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education, Inservice Teacher Education

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Rayner-Canham, Geoffrey W.; Rayner-Canham, Marelene F. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990

Described is a series of computer tutorials developed to teach students a logical method of problem solving for chemistry. The structure, pedagogy, and problem-solving strategies of the computer software program are described. (CW)

Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology

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Blickensderfer, Roger – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1990

Presented are several simple kinetic systems together with the spreadsheets used to solve them. A set of exercises in chemical kinetics appropriate for an introductory course in physical chemistry is given. Error propagation calculations with experimental data are illustrated. (CW)

Descriptors: College Science, Computation, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education

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Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1989

Summarizes eight papers from the 1989 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC). The papers describe: (1) programs for teaching physical science, astronomy, and mathematics; (2) integrating telecommunications into school science; (3) use of models and simulations; and (4) the 1988 Association for the Education of Teachers in Science…

Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Games, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Simulation

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Smith, Eric E.; Lehman, James D. – Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, 1988

Describes the three levels of interactive video and what is known about its instructional effectiveness. Lists 33 videodiscs available for science education. Discusses the uses of interactive video in science teaching. (MVL)

Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, College Science, Computer Graphics, Computer Uses in Education