ERIC Number: ED024581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Feasibility of Integration of Selected Aspects of (CBA) Chemistry, (CHEMS) Chemistry and (PSSC) Physics into a Two Year Physical Science Sequence.
Fiasca, Michael Aldo
Compared, for selected outcomes, were integrated chemistry-physics courses with chemistry and physics courses taught separately. Three classes studying integrated Physical Science Study Committee (PSSC)-Chemical Bond Approach (CBA), and three classes studying integrated Physical Science Study Committee-Chemical Education Materials Study (CHEMS) constituted the treatment group. Six PSSC classes, three CBA classes, and three CHEMS comprised the control group. The two groups were compared in (1) gains in critical thinking, (2) achievement gains in chemistry and physics, and (3) changes in attitudes toward science and scientists. Students were pretested in the fall of 1963 and post-tested in spring of 1964. Results indicated no significant differences between the experimental and control groups in the areas of critical thinking, achievement, and attitudes. (BC)
Descriptors: Achievement, Chemistry, Comparative Analysis, Critical Thinking, Curriculum Development, Doctoral Dissertations, Physics, Scientific Attitudes, Secondary School Science
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Authoring Institution: Oregon State Univ., Corvallis.
Identifiers: Chemical Bond Approach; Chemical Education Materials Study; Oregon; Physical Science Study Committee; Portland; Watson Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal