ERIC Number: EJ458339
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Using Laboratory Experiences to Develop the Scientific Literacy of Middle School Students.
Meichtry, Yvonne J.
School Science and Mathematics, v92 n8 p437-41 Dec 1992
Describes three perspectives from which middle school teachers can plan laboratory activities for the purpose of improving students' scientific literacy. Perspectives are the learning cycle approach categorizing activities by stages of development; problem-solving skills approach categorizing activities according to the amount of teacher control; and levels of understanding approach. (19 references) (MDH)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style, Developmental Stages, Knowledge Level, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Physical Development, Problem Solving, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Scientific Literacy, Social Development, Teaching Methods, Thinking Skills
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A