•  
  •  
 

Publication Date

1968

Keywords

Biology--Experiments; Science--Study and teaching; Education, Secondary

Abstract

This investigation compares achievement of ninth grade students in biology taught by inductive laboratory experiments, by deductive laboratory exercises, and by demonstration of inductive experiments. It appears that the inductive approach produced significantly greater attainment of attitudes of science. The emphasis of this on designing experiments and analyzing the data did not distract from the ability of students to learn and apply facts and principles. None of the instructional methods tested was found to be more effective with any particular ability range. Students in laboratory classes reacted more positively to their instruction than did those taught by the demonstration method.

First Page

132

Last Page

133

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.