Faculty Advisor

Schachterle, Lance


This Interactive Qualifying Project was a continuation of a previous IQP performed at a local public elementary school. This project involved developing an analysis of the lesson plans and subject matter implemented in teaching a unit on Magnetism to a third grade classroom. The analysis confirmed that the best way to teach science is through traditional lecture style, hands-on experimentation, and group learning. With additional recommendations of how elementary school teachers can educate themselves to advance their teaching approaches in science education.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 1999

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs