The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of
various auditory metronomic rates on addition performance of
selected second-graders in Lindsay, California, and thereby test the
theory that when such rates "approach and reach personal tempo the
individual enjoys an optimal circumstance for learning" (Barsch,
1974, p. 5)....
Recent state and national standards have increased the interest in engineering at the K-12 level. Science standards, in particular, have begun to make the case for including engineering throughout the K-12 scope of study. Despite the increased attention to engineering, the characteristics and uniqueness of the field of engineering are...
Acquisition of divergent-productive thinking skills by using
elementary science materials constitutes the basic idea of this experiment.
The data collected was used to determine statistically if
the materials had a significant role in inducing such skills.
The Ss were fifth-grade students obtained from two public elementary
schools in Oregon. Those...
The purpose of this study was to statistically evaluate the
influence of student placement at reading level by means of an informal
reading inventory in one kind of elementary science materials. The
materials were written at five levels of reading difficulty to better
meet the reading ability spread found in...
Purpose of the Study: The purpose of this investigation was to measure some of the effects of an elementary science program, the Science Curriculum Improvement Study (SCIS) on science achievement of certain sixth grade students. Important to the problem was how the SCIS students compared with students exposed to a...
The Rural Science Education Program is a partnership between Oregon State University and local rural K–12 schools for enrichment of the science curriculum with handson science activities. The curricula include simple, innovative inquiry- and site-based experiments that encourage critical thinking in K–12 students about the impacts of agriculture on the...
A large body of research has examined how children enter the science classroom
with previously formed ideas about the content they will learn. These ideas influence how
the child interprets instruction. This study reversed the investigative focus by exploring
how children's ideas in science influence teaching. Specifically, the study examined...