Botany, Environmental Science, Education, School of
Journal or Book Title
The Science Teacher
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.
National Science Teachers Association
DeLuca, Frederick P.; Davis, Craig B.; and van der Valk, Arnold, "Wastewater Management: a model in interdisciplinary studies" (1976). Botany Publication and Papers. 100.