Campus Units

Botany, Environmental Science, Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

10-1976

Journal or Book Title

The Science Teacher

Volume

43

Issue

7

First Page

30

Last Page

32

Abstract

Interdisciplinary studies should be part of the high school curriculum. But the sheer difficulties presented to teachers of di gesting new material in their free time and then implementing it in a system which tends to be rigid and highly struc tured, often combine to squelch any movement in the interdisciplinary direction.

An experimental program in waste water management that we at the Iowa State University helped to integrate into nine central Iowa high schools last year utilized a unique team approach which helped to alleviate many of the usual ob stacles. This article describes the project, in the belief that it may well become a model for others interested in promoting problem-centered interdisciplinary studies in high school science.

Comments

This article is published as DeLuca, F. P., C. B. Davis, and A. G. van der Valk. 1976. Wastewater management: a model in interdisciplinary studies. The Science Teacher 43:30-32.; Oct 1976. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

National Science Teachers Association

File Format

application/pdf

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