Improving Learning in Science

Event Description

This discussion is intended for faculty who want to creatively engage their students. The presenters will address how professors can use the scientific method - forming hypotheses, coming up with alternative explanations, testing out things, revising hypotheses - in teaching and in designing courses.

Event last offered

Oct 25, 2005: Engaging Students in the Learning of Science (2-3pm, Leavey auditorium), Lawford Anderson and Michael Quick


General Sciences

SC Science & Engineering Library
The Science & Engineering Center serves as a physical and electronic magnet in support of excellence in learning and in research in the science and engineering disciplines at USC, while promoting collaboration across disciplinary boundaries and beyond traditional laboratory and classroom environments.

USC Electronic Resources
Directories, encyclopedias, indexes/abstract, full-text and visual resources, ejournals and much more.

Center for Image Processing in Education
CIPE is "...a not-for-profit organization that promotes computer-aided visualization as a tool for teaching and learning. CIPE conducts workshops and develops instructional materials that use Image Processing and Geographic Information Systems technologies as platforms for teaching about science, mathematics and technology."

Science Gems
Annotated directory of more than 2,5000 science resources sorted by category and grade-level (kindergarten through college). Also includes an annotated collection of links to lesson plans and great science discoveries of the 90's. From the University of California, Irvine.

Voice of the Shuttle: Science, Technology & Culture
Science, technology and culture section of this huge resource of links to humanities and humanities-related resources on the Internet.


Wisconsin Institute for Science Education & Community Engagement
Topics include Biology Instruction on the Web, Collaborative/Problem-Based Learning in Biology, Biology-Related Listservs, and Organizations, Institutes and Centers for Undergraduate Teaching of Biology.


Chemistry Teaching Resources
A directory of chemistry teaching resources available on the Internet. From Umu University.

Earth Sciences

Resources for Earth Science Teaching
This page resources related to teaching earth sciences that "might be useful for others in Earth Science or other disciplines planning to support their teaching with networked computers." Information and web links on Computer-Aided Learning, General Earth Science resources, Educational Technology resources, Earth Science education links, On-line course materials in Earth Sciences and other topics.

Environmental Sciences

Environmental Education on the Internet
A directory of Internet links related to environmental education. EE-Link is a participant in the Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP) of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE).


Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching
Online resources include Applications of Mathematics, Schemes of Work, Associated Tests, and Database of Useful Data, and Papers and Reports. See also their "Guide to Other Sources of Mathematics" for web links. From the University of Plymouth.

Mathematics Archives
You can browse and search this directory of teaching materials, software and websites, courtesy of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Physics & Astronomy

PhysLINK: Physics & Astronomy, Online Education & Reference
Directory of news and educational resources related to physics and astronomy. See particularly the Educator Reference section, with links related to physics and astronomy education.

Web Sites for Instructors of Introductory Astronomy Courses
Topics include Collections of Course Syllabi, Suggestions for Better Teaching Approaches, Demonstrations for the Classroom, Laboratory and Observing Exercises, Applets and Other Web-based Exercises, and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Astronomy Teaching. From the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Role-Playing Exercises for Teaching Astronomy and Physics
Role-playing exercises used for teaching astronomy and physics at the Australian National University.

Teaching Physics Using the World Wide Web
Web links from Davidson College related to teaching physics courses.

Visual Quantum Mechanics
Provides "...instructional units that introduce quantum physics to high school and college students who do not have a background in modern physics or higher level math. To reach these students, the instructional units integrate interactive computer programs and digital multimedia with inexpensive materials and written documents in an activity-based environment."

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