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Weaver, Allen Dale, 1911-2002||Terwilliger, George L.

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M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Legacy Department

Department of Education


Science--Study and teaching (Secondary); Teaching--Aids and devices


This research was begun so that the science teacher would have on file a source of material which would enable the class to see the practical applications of science principles. To attain this goal it was decided to make use of free resource material obtainable from industries. This material is usually written in a clear, concise manner and could therefore be easily integrated into the junior high school science curriculum. Since the researcher is employed by the school system of Fox River Grove, Illinois, it was decided that industries within a twenty-five mile radius of Fox River Grove be contacted. This was done with the feeling that the students would be better acquainted with the industries, and thus the material would be more meaningful to them. A form letter was sent to sixty-five chambers of commerce of villages, towns and cities within a twenty-five mile radius of Fox River Grove. The letter requested information concerning industries, factories, research centers and other facilities in or near that particular community. The majority of the material received pertained to the human biology, conservation, physics, and chemistry units. Therefore, these units were developed in the body of the paper. It was found that certain basic concepts could be developed by using much of the material that was received. Activities were planned, using the materials to bring about an understanding of the concepts.


Includes bibliographical references.


iv, 63 pages




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