Faculty Advisor

Servatius, Brigitte

Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.

Abstract

The Lunar Enhanced Science curriculum is designed to improve the current science curriculum for fifth grade students attending Elm Park School in order to better prepare them for the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). Elm Park has struggled in recent years to improve its below average MCAS scores. The Enhanced Science curriculum leads the students through a lunar base design to reinforce the concepts that the students will be tested on during the MCAS. Students were given the opportunity to visit Worcester Polytechnic Institute and participate in hands-on lunar themed demonstrations in order to provide a capstone experience for the curriculum. The New England chapter of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics provided funding.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

July 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

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