ERIC Number: ED499027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Improving the Laboratory Experience for America's High School Students. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education of the Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, First Session (March 8, 2007). Serial Number 110-9
US House of Representatives
This hearing discussed how lack of coordination between laboratory exercises and classroom lectures, inadequately trained teachers, languishing facilities, and current high school organization diminish the value these exercises can have or prohibit them all together, and highlighted how a strong hands-on experience can create scientifically literate students, interested in pursuing a career in science. Statement presenters include: Representative Brian Baird, Chairman, Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives; Representative Vernon J. Ehlers, Ranking Minority Member, Subcommittee on Research and Science Education, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives; Honorable Ruben Hinojosa, Congressional Representative from Texas; Dr. Arthur Eisenkraft, Distinguished Professor of Science Education; Director, Center of Science and Math in Context (COSMIC), University of Massachusetts, Boston; Linda K. Froschauer, President, National Science Teachers' Association; K-8 Science Department Chair, Weston Public Schools, Weston, Connecticut; and Dr. Jerry Mundell, Professor of Chemistry, Cleveland State University. H.R. 524, To Establish a Laboratory Science Pilot Program at the National Science Foundation, is appended.
Descriptors: Hearings, Pilot Projects, Legislators, Science Teachers, Science Education, Secondary School Science, Science Instruction, High School Students, Class Activities, Science Laboratories, Lecture Method, Hands on Science, Student Interests, Teacher Competencies, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Science and Technology.
Identifiers - Location: United States