Faculty Advisor

Goulet, John A.


In partial fulfillment of the requirements for Massachusetts Educator Licensure, the author spent over 100 hours of observation and 150 hours of practical teaching experience in an eighth grade science classroom at Gardner Middle School in Gardner, Massachusetts. Demographical information for Gardner Middle School and for each community that contributes students to Gardner Middle School was researched and analyzed. The current Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks as well as MCAS requirements for the eighth grade science test were likewise examined, and relevant, functional lesson plans and course materials were generated and compiled for use in an eighth grade science classroom.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences