ERIC Number: ED300203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep-25
Reference Count: N/A
Computer Lab Modules as Problem Solving Tools. Final Report.
Ignatz, Mila E.; Ignatz, Milton
There are many problems involved in upgrading scientific literacy in high schools: poorly qualified teachers, the lack of good instructional materials, and economic and academic disadvantages all contribute to the problem. This document describes a project designed to increase the opportunities available to the high school science student to experience science in an exciting and nonthreatening environment, to provide students with interactive experiences to maximize the learning of science processes and concepts, and to increase interest in science and technology among black students. The report gives the descriptions of 21 courseware packets consisting of simulations and interactive videotape modules designed to promote knowledge processing and application strategies in physics, chemistry, trigonometry, and physical science. In addition, the Talented Youth for the Physical Sciences and Engineering (TYPSE) program is discussed. This program is designed to identify and encourage talented minority students in grades 8 through 10. An evaluation of the TYPSE program is provided. An appendix includes a student evaluation form for the TYPSE program. (CW)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Academically Gifted, Black Students, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Technology, High Schools, Interactive Video, Minority Groups, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Talent Identification
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Policymakers; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Florida A and M Univ., Tallahassee.