Faculty Advisor

Servatius, Brigitte

Faculty Advisor

Boucher, Esther F.

Abstract

In this project, we investigated how small-scale chemistry experiments increased student interest in science. DOW teachers received training and kits for their classroom that include small-scale laboratory materials. Students and teachers in various schools were surveyed and interviewed. We found that small-scale experiments were cheaper, easier to implement, and piqued student interest in science. However, less experienced teachers from under-funded schools struggled to implement the experiments. We recommend resources such as handbooks, training, and a network to support these teachers.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-03-07

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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