Thesis Title

An Evaluation of Knowledge Gained By Eighth Grade Students Using Project Wet Activities

Date of Graduation

Summer 1996

Degree

Master of Science in Biology

Department

Biology

Committee Chair

Janice Greene

Subject Categories

Biology

Abstract

A study of the effectiveness of Project WET activities encourages use of environmental education materials. Eighth grade students participated in this study as part of an experimental group, experiencing two Project WET activities, of a control group receiving the lecture method over the same concepts. The experimental and control groups differed significantly (p=0.011) on pre-test scores but not post-test scores (p=05.71). Analysis of Variance of pre-and post- test results by the categorical variables group and school were not significant although the group and school interaction approached significance (p=0.087). This indicates the importance of the teacher in learning acquired. Low-achieving students responded well to the activities. Project WET activities improved the scores of the experimental group, which reflects the importance of hands-on materials in environmental education.

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© Debra Marie Mayers

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