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ERIC Number: ED035687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 77
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Laboratory Experiences for Disadvantaged Youth in the Middle School.
Baillie, John H.
This guide contains experiments in the fields of Physical Science, Earth Science, and Biological Science designed to be used with any series of texts in a sequence for disadvantaged youth in the middle school. Any standard classroom can be used, with minor modifications and inexpensive equipment and materials. All students could participate, probably working in small groups. The main reason for proposing laboratory work for this age and type of pupil is that they can very easily lose interest in school and school work. A program of this type would stimulate a disadvantaged youngster not only, perhaps, to explore the sciences further upon entering high school, but also to complete his schooling with his middle-class counterpart. Although no school or program can by itself hope to overcome the manifold effects of the disadvantaged, the science teacher has the ready-made advantage of being able to create interest in his subject, particularly in school children attending a middle school. The teaching tactic of involving the learner in a variety of "discovery" activities capitalizes on the middle school disadvantaged child's natural curiosity about the world. (JM)
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