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Title: Technology Enhanced Elementary and Middle School Science (TEEMSS)
Description: TEEMSS is a physical science curriculum for grades 38 that utilizes computers, sensors, and interactive models to support investigations of real-world phenomena. Through 15 inquiry-based instructional units, students interact with handheld computers, gather and analyze data, and formulate ideas for further exploration. The WWC reviewed three studies that investigated the effects of TEEMSS on elementary and middle school students. One study, a quasi-experimental design, meets WWC evidence standards with reservations. The study includes 181 students in grades 3 and 4 in elementary schools in three states. Based on this study, the WWC found TEEMSS to have potentially positive effects on general science achievement for elementary school students.
Online Availability:
Cover Date: May 2012
Web Release: May 8, 2012
Publication #: WWC TRSTE12
Center/Program: WWC
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors:
Type of Product: Intervention Report
Keywords:
Achievement (Student)
Curriculum
Science
Questions: For questions about the content of this Intervention Report, please contact:
Erin Pollard.