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ERIC Number: ED001282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Pages: 23
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SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS SEMINAR. A PROGRAM FOR GIFTED SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
PHILLIPPI, WOODROW L.; AND OTHERS
A VOLUNTEER, EXTRA-CURRICULAR PROGRAM FOR GIFTED STUDENTS IS DESCRIBED. TWO MAIN PURPOSES ARE--TO INTEREST AND STIMULATE GIFTED STUDENTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND BROADENING OF THEIR PERSPECTIVES IN THE SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS FIELDS AND TO ENCOURAGE THESE STUDENTS TO UNDERTAKE A PROJECT IN THE FIELDS OF SCIENCE OR MATHEMATICS, IN THE NATURE OF RESEARCH, THESIS, OR OTHER CREATIVE WORK. IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THESE PURPOSES, HIGH STANDARDS OF SELECTION, ATTENDANCE, AND ACHIEVEMENT MUST BE SET AND MAINTAINED. PARTICIPATING STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE A HIGH I.Q. AND RANK IN THE TOP 1 PERCENT OF THEIR CLASS, BECAUSE THE SEMINAR IS LIMITED TO 32 STUDENTS. THE ACTUAL SEMINAR PROGRAM CONSISTS OF LECTURES GIVEN ONCE A WEEK. STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND ALL LECTURES DURING THEIR SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR YEARS, AND DURING THEIR SENIOR YEAR, STUDENTS MAY ELECT TO ATTEND LECTURES OF INTEREST TO THEM. FIELD TRIPS TO SEE SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS IN ACTION IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE SEMINAR. DURING THE SENIOR YEAR, STUDENTS WILL CONDUCT THEIR OWN SMALL SEMINARS DEVOTED TO AN EXCHANGE OF INFORMATION ON SPECIFIC SUBJECTS. THE MOST VITAL PART IS THE INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS. EACH SEMINAR STUDENT IS REQUIRED TO UNDERTAKE A PROJECT AND SUBMIT PROGRESS REPORTS AT REGULAR INTERVALS (6-8 WEEKS). PROJECTS ARE DEFINED AND DISCUSSED IN THE TENTH YEAR, STUDIED AND WORKED ON IN THE ELEVENTH YEAR, AND DEVELOPED AND PRESENTED TO THE TEACHERS AND OTHER STUDENTS IN THE TWELFTH YEAR.
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Authoring Institution: Indiana County Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: INDIANA; PENNSYLVANIA