ERIC Number: ED465525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Classroom Environment and Student Outcomes Associated with Using Anthropometry Activities in High School Science.
Lightburn, Millard E.; Fraser, Barry J.
The study involved implementing and evaluating activities that actively engage students in the process of gathering, processing and analyzing data derived from human body measurements, with students using their prior knowledge acquired in science, mathematics, and computer classes to interpret this information. In the classroom activities involving human body measurements, students used science process skills such as collecting data, organizing and interpreting data, measuring, observing, predicting, reasoning, and thinking. Students integrated concepts in science, mathematics, and statistics, using technological tools (graphing calculators, computers) to process information. The purpose of this research was to evaluate these student-centered activities in terms of performance assessment, student attitudes, and perceptions of science classroom environment. The study has the potential to help other science teachers to apply these ideas in their classrooms, and it contributes an interesting application of classroom environment assessments in the evaluation of educational innovations. (Contains 49 references.) (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A