Poetry, science, assessment, interest, motivation
This study was an attempt to examine how poetry integrated with science could assist eighth graders in the memorization of key science vocabulary words. Furthermore, it would investigate if student attitude, interest, and motivation would improve with the use of the poetry. Instruction was adjusted to implement poetry into astronomy lessons. Memorization activities such as poems, chanting, and repetition were used to help students remember the vocabulary and the definitions. Pre/post tests were used to interpret if the poetry did assist in the memorization of the astronomy vocabulary. Science interest surveys and science attitude surveys were used to interpret if the use of the poetry helped to increase student interests in and attitudes toward science. This study was intended to be a first step toward proving how poetry could benefit students in the areas of memorization, attitude, and interest of science; and if successful, perhaps could be used to assist in other subjects as well.
Master of Education (M.Ed.)
College of Education
K-8 Math and Science
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Casselman, Kimberly, "Roses Are Red, Violets Are Bluehow Poetry In Science Can Help Students Learn Something New" (2009). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 4181.