Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Mary Cole, Lee Jones, Finley Grise

Degree Program

School of Teacher Education

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The purpose of this study was threefold: (1) to ascertain what is being done in elementary science on the fourth grade level in the states included in this study; (2) to determine whether the work being done is in keeping with the thinking of the modern authorities on the teaching of elementary science; and (3) to formulate a program of elementary science on the fourth grade level based on the materials considered most practical and organized around the "center of interest" currently accepted as basic for the teaching of science in the fourth grade.


Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Elementary Education | Science and Mathematics Education