Favorite Demonstrations for College Science: An NSTA Press Journals Collection

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Brian Shmaefsky
NSTA Press, 2004 - Science - 175 pages
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Peer-reviewed, classroom-tested, and tailored specifically for introductory science courses, Favourite Demonstrations is an essential complement to every college instructor's lesson plans.

The book is an all-in-one compilation of 36 popular classroom demonstrations published since 1993 in the "Favorite Demonstration" column of NSTA's Journal of College Science Teaching.

The collection begins with a chapter on safety, "The Rules of Research." From there, chapters emphasize conveying scientific principles while making them memorable. The demonstations cover general science, biology, chemistry, Earth science, and physics while many illustrate the interdisciplinary nature of science by showing how the various subjects contribute to each other's knowledge base. Most are simple to prepare; use low-cost, readily available materials; and can be repeated throughout the day for back-to-back classes.


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Too elementary for college science,in my opinion. Typical of NSTA. Read full review


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About the author (2004)

. BRIAN ROBERT SHMAEFSKY is a professor of biology at Kingwood College in Texas. He was an industrial chemist in the biotechnology industry before becoming a college professor who teaches biology and biotechnology. Dr. Shmaefsky studied at Brooklyn College in New York and did his graduate work at Southern Illinois University and the University of Illinois. He continues to consult in the biotechnology industry and trains teachers to perform biotechnology in their classrooms.

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