ERIC Number: ED027187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Effect of Industrial Arts Activities on Science Achievement and Pupil Attitudes in the Upper Elementary Grades.
Pershern, Frank Richard
Determined was the effectiveness of integrating industrial arts activities with the teaching of science in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. Lessons plans and a list of related industrial arts activities were developed to enhance student achievement in the areas of electricity and machines by integrating related industrial arts activities with science units over the period of one semester. Fourth and fifth grade pupils in the integrated course made significant gains in achievement on the electricity unit over students who were taught in the conventional, separate-subject way. No differences were detected on the machines unit. Subjective responses indicated that such integration may result in (1) the enrichment of the elementary science program, (2) better visualization of science concepts through construction activities, and (3) more effective accomplishment of the aims of teaching elementary science when integrated with industrial arts. Integration of related industrial arts activities seemed to add an important dimension to successful instruction in science at elementary school level. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement, Curriculum, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary School Science, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Instruction, Program Descriptions, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station.