Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Educational Leadership, Research and Technology


Educational Studies

First Advisor

Dr. George G. Mallinson

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Chapter I

The Problem and Its Background

The Purpose of the Study

The teaching of physics in the high school has been modified over the years to meet the changing needs of students and to include the developments of modern times. Together with these changes there has been in recent years much controversy concerning the purpose and value of laboratory work that accompanies the course. The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between achievement in high-school physics and the amount of laboratory work that may be included.