Major

Middle Level Education - Science / Social Studies

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

Students have a variety of different learning styles and cognitive abilities, so when teaching abstract concepts in areas like physical science it is often hard to engage and develop all of the students in a class. This project focuses on middle school students and more specifically how they learn physical science. The case study and research included examines the effectiveness of teaching science through sports as a best teaching practice. The study involves a group of 8th grade learners engaging in a physics lesson using gymnastics to explain forces and motion, the results from their assessments, and the impact the lesson had on their understanding.

Research Sponsor

Karen Plaster

First Reader

Gary Holiday

Second Reader

Tiffany Stanek

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