2009 Professional Education Advisory Board (PEAB) Crystal Apple award for outstanding teacher educator.
2005 Washington Professor of the Year
Awarded by the Carnegie Foundation and Council for Advancement and Support of Education
2004 Central Washington University Distinguished Professor - Public Service
Augsburg College, B.A., 1984
University of Minnesota, History of Science, M.A., 1990
University of Minnesota, Physics, M.S., 1992
University of Minnesota, Science Education, Ph.D., 1993
Physics classes I have taught:
I am currently working on a three year National Science Foundation Teacher Preparation Continuum grant to study preservice and inservice teachers views of science. Our team has developed a survey to ascertain views related to the nature of scientific knowledge and theories. We will also observe k-8 teachers to determine what views of science are portrayed in their classrooms.
Hunt, Vanessa, Sorey, Timothy, Balandova, Evguenia, and Palmquist, Bruce (2010). "Juan’s Dilemma: A New Twist on the Old Lemon Battery." The Science Teacher, 77(7), 52-56.
Palmquist, Bruce (2010). "Jigsawing the Universe." The Classroom Astronomer, 1(3), 19-20.
Palmquist, Bruce (2008). "Promoting a Contemporary View of the Nature of Science in Your Classroom." Washington Science Teachers Journal, 49(2), 13-16.
Palmquist, Bruce (2008). "Getting Teachers to talk About the Nature of Science." Washington Science Teachers Journal, 49(2), 17-21.
Quitidamo, I., Kurtz, M., Sorey T., Pratt-Sitaula, B. and Palmquist, B. (2006). "Using e-portfolios to evaluate pre-service teacher performance." Washington Science Teachers Journal, 46(3), 20-27.
Palmquist, Bruce (2002). "Interactive spectra demonstration." The Physics Teacher, 40(3), 140-142.
Faix, Timothy and Palmquist, Bruce (2002). "Guided practice for oral lab reports." The Science Teacher, 69(2), 68.
Palmquist, Bruce (2001). "Assessing motion graphs." The Science Teacher, 68(8), 75-77.
Palmquist, Bruce (2000). "Facilitating communication in a distance education setting." Journal of College Science Teaching, 29(4), 337-340.
Palmquist, Bruce and Finley, Fred (1997). "Preservice teachers' views of the nature of science during a postbaccalaureate science teaching program." Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 34(6), 595-615.
Palmquist, Bruce (1997). "Scoring rubric for interview assessment." The Physics Teacher, 35(2), 88-89.
Palmquist, Bruce (1996). "Interview assessment in physics labs." The Physics Teacher, 34(8), 510-511.
Weekly observational astronomy column called "What's up in the Sky" published in The Daily Record, Ellensburg, WA (circulation: about 5500), May, 2001 to present.
Palmquist, Bruce, and Li, Guian, "Three things we can learn from comparing the Chinese and American education systems." Ellensburg Daily Record (July 18, 2007). English version online.
Palmquist, Bruce (2006). Instructor's Manual for Contemporary Activities in Astronomy (3rd edition). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt.
Palmquist, Bruce (2003). Instructor's Manual for Contemporary Activities in Astronomy (2nd edition). Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt.
Palmquist, Bruce (1999). Instructor's Manual for Contemporary Activities in Astronomy. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt.
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