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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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Kimbrough, Doris R. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Describes gender differences in the use of online chat room tutorials by nontraditional chemistry students enrolled in distance-learning sections of a general chemistry course. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Distance Education, Higher Education, Internet
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Meadows, George; Wiesenmayer, Randall L. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Presents some of the misconceptions school-age children have about issues related to global warming/global climatic change. Discusses strategies for mitigation. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Climate Change, Cognitive Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Warming
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Hodson, Derek – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Identifies the social dimensions of learning. Advocates a teaching approach that is sensitive to the various barriers encountered by a diverse body of students seeking to negotiate access into the subculture of school science. (Author/CCM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Constructivism (Learning), Elementary Secondary Education, Inquiry
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Bolduc, Lynne – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1997
Presents the case of a Mandarin Chinese language curriculum to provide an illustration of how technological tools can be used to hurdle a formidable learning task. Examines curricula for opportunities to introduce complementary technology components. Discusses the software-activity design process and presents an overview of the resulting…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Brooks, David W. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1997
Encourages teachers to convert current lecture materials into Web-ready formats and use these for in-classroom lecture presentations. Presents practical suggestions for developing multimedia classrooms and explores issues involved. (Author/JRH)
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
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Tan, Sun-Teck; Tan, Lian-Kuan – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1997
Illustrates the development of multimedia courseware such as CHEMMAT. Discusses the features of the courseware including adaptability, use of the teacher module, use of graphics and video clips, and the ease of customizing the content in various languages. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer Uses in Education
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Samuel, Stuart – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1999
Discusses excerpts from Jupit Scientific's publication, "The Bible According to Einstein: A Complement to the Holy Bible for the Third Millennium." (WRM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Biblical Literature, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Jackson, Mark D. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1998
Describes a course for non-chemistry majors that uses a distance-education format. Utilizes lectures on videotape, electronic communication, thematic research assignments, and take-home lab projects. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Computer Uses in Education, Course Content, Distance Education
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Beall, Herbert – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 1998
Argues that part of the value of expressive writing is that it can provide communication within the chemistry classroom and involve students in the course. Describes the process of in-class writing with suggestions for its use. Contains 86 references. (DDR)
Descriptors: Chemistry, Content Area Writing, Higher Education, Science Activities
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