Wilkes, John M.
AIAA New England Chapter
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). The MCAS is the statewide assessment given to students from the third to tenth grades to measure their academic progress. 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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Social Science and Policy Studies