Date of Defense
Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
Dr. Larry Oppliger
Dr. Robert Poel
It is well documented that there is a general lack of enthusiasm displayed by most high school students towards the sciences. Questions such as "Why are we studying this, I'll never use it?", "This is boring.", and "How does this relate to the real world?" are common in the classroom. This study seeks answers to why so many students feel this way, what has been done to improve student attitudes and interest, and includes recommendations to improve high school science education, particularly in physics.
Semrau, William, "A High School Physics Program Stressing Application to Concept Instead of the Traditional Concept to Application Approach" (1992). Honors Theses. 1386.
Honors Thesis-Open Access