ERIC Number: ED427938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
A High-School Science Lesson with Barbara Neureither. School Development Library [Videotape].
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.
Barbara Neureither is a high school science teacher at Holt High School in Holt, Michigan. The philosophy of her science department is "more is less," which means that the most important concepts are identified and taught in greater depth. Science is taught using a constructivist approach that allows students to construct their own knowledge. In this videotape, Ms. Neureither demonstrates her philosophy and instructional approach by posing the question "Does yeast make pizza dough rise?" She begins the lesson with a review of data the students have gathered. The students formulate a hypothesis, then generate ideas on how they could design experiments to test their hypothesis. After brief discussions, the students break into groups to design and carry out their experiments. The class ends with Ms. Neureither again bringing the class together to share their observations and results. (AA)
Descriptors: Faculty Development, High Schools, Lesson Plans, Microbiology, Science Activities, Science Instruction, Secondary School Science, Teaching Methods, Videotape Recordings
North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60521.
Publication Type: Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.