ERIC Number: ED027226
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jul
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University of Pittsburgh High School Science Research Program. Final Report.
Gibson, Carolyn A.
The major objective of this project is to develop the intellectual independence of the student by enabling him to engage in self initiated scientific research. The program is structured so that the student selects an area for investigation, searches the literature, identifies a problem in that area, writes a rationale, designs the study, conducts the investigation, and then analyzes and reports the results. Research ideas, subject matter information, and laboratory and analysis techniques are presented by the staff and/or scientists by means of lectures, seminars and individual or small group conferences. A six-week summer program is conducted beginning with a week long orientation at the University of Pittsburgh followed by two weeks at the University Field Laboratory of Ecology. The student spends the last three weeks of the program conducting his study at or near his local high school. Work not completed during the summer is continued during the academic year. Ninety students and seven teachers, representing 19 schools, took part in the summer program, while 209 students and 14 teachers, representing 32 schools, took part during the school year. (BC)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.