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Chun, Cecilia K. W.; Lam, Chi-Chung; Mak, S. Y. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2002
Illustrates some of the possible uses of the CCD camera in science teaching. Starts with the introduction of Flexcam which is a type of CCD camera used primarily by biology teachers and uses Flexcam to demonstrate observations and scientific skills in connection with the TV monitor. (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Science), Educational Technology, High Schools, Photographic Equipment
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Trumper, Ricardo – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2002
Explains that thinking like a physicist involves an understanding of the scientific methods of inquiry and the ability to use these methods in investigations. Describes two simple experiments in which high school and college students measure physical constants and make an easy analysis of their experimental data by applying the tools offered by…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, High Schools, Higher Education
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Kumar, David D. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2001
Discusses computer-based approaches to balancing chemical equations. Surveys 13 methods, 6 based on matrix, 2 interactive programs, 1 stand-alone system, 1 developed in algorithm in Basic, 1 based on design engineering, 1 written in HyperCard, and 1 prepared for the World Wide Web. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computers, Educational Technology, Science Education
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Ramaswamy, Shri; Harris, Ilene; Tschirner, Ulrike – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2001
Reports the results of a pilot study in a senior paper science and engineering class of an innovative instructional method designed to foster student problem solving and in-depth learning of material, namely student peer teaching. Reviews literature focusing on active learning methods and describes the method for student peer teaching. (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Educational Innovation, Engineering Education, Higher Education
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Matthews, Michael R. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2001
Discusses the extent to which contemporary science curricula include knowledge of the nature of science as a goal of science instruction. Outlines the crucial role played by the pendulum in the achievements of the scientific revolution and documents how little these achievements are acknowledged in standard textbooks. (Contains 31 references.)…
Descriptors: Educational Change, High Schools, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Education
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Mallow, Jeffry V. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2001
Fully half of the curriculum at Roskilde University in Denmark is student-driven group research project work that is often interdisciplinary. Describes the practice of group project work in the sciences at RUC and evaluates implications for educational practice in the United States. (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Group Instruction, Higher Education, Interaction
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Niaz, Mansoor – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2001
Illustrates how a novel problem of chemical equilibrium based on a closely related sequence of items can facilitate students' conceptual understanding. Students were presented with a chemical reaction in equilibrium to which a reactant was added as an external effect. Three studies were conducted to assess alternative conceptions. (Author/SAH)
Descriptors: Chemical Equilibrium, Chemical Reactions, Chemistry, Cognitive Processes
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Ebenezer, Jazlin V. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2001
Describes the characteristics and values of hypermedia for learning chemistry. Reports on how a hypermedia environment was used to explore a group of 11th grade chemistry students' conceptions of table salt dissolving in water. Indicates that a hypermedia environment can be used to explore, negotiate, and assess students' conceptions of…
Descriptors: Animation, Chemistry, Concept Formation, Constructivism (Learning)
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Nachmias, Rafi; Tuvi, Inbal – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2001
Discusses science educators' interest in Web-based learning (WBL). Provides a classification scheme by which scientifically-oriented educational websites can be evaluated for content level. Presents an example of site evaluation in the field of atomic structure and discusses the potential embedded in this taxonomy to assist the web site developer,…
Descriptors: Classification, Computer Uses in Education, Evaluation Criteria, Higher Education
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Balaban, Alexandru T. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Discusses in great detail aspects connected with the visual and mental processing of chemical images. Presents various types of conventions for translating three-dimensional objects into two-dimensional representations. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Uses in Education, Higher Education, Models
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Post-Zwicker, A. P.; Davis, W.; Grip, R.; McKay, M.; Stotler, D. P.; Pfaff, R. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Presents a model for using the Internet to teach high school students about plasma physics and fusion energy. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Data Collection, Energy Education, Internet
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Vasquez-Abad, Jesus – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Describes one use of the World Wide Web in support of learning in a chemistry methods course for preservice teachers at the University of Montreal. Discusses an assignment involving a treasure hunt on the Web. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computers, Higher Education, Learning Activities
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Ealy, Julie B. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Evaluates first-year college students' perceptions of molecular modeling. Examines the effectiveness, integration with course content, interests, benefits, advantages, and disadvantages of molecular modeling. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Simulation, Higher Education, Introductory Courses
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diSessa, Andrea A.; Friedman, Jeffrey S. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Describes a method of designing educational technology that is strongly informed by empirical studies of how students actually understand and use technology. Discusses what students need to know about software. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies
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Sadler, Philip M.; Whitney, Charles A.; Shore, Linda; Deutsch, Freeman – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Describes Wavemaker, a simulation environment developed to graphically reveal the behavior of periodic systems using a series of increasingly sophisticated visual tools. Results indicate that the software is helpful in connecting real to simulated systems. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Mechanics (Physics)
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