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Galloway Cynthia M kfcmg00 at TAMUK.EDU
Mon Mar 18 10:29:41 EST 1996


Just wanted to put in my two cents worth about teaching at the high 
school level.  I just judged the local high school science fair where 
most of the students were in the honors biology class taught by the 
football coach.  They did not know the first thing about the scientific 
method, even though they had all the right headings.  One student even 
had her abstract under conclusions and most of the students could not 
tell us what they had found out without reading their conclusions off of 
their poster board.  When we covered up their conclusions and asked them 
what they had found out they couldn't say anything.  When they did 
have data they did not know what it showed or how to analysize what they 
had obtained.  It would just be nice if teachers were allowed to teached 
what they had been educated to do. (ie, football, biology, algebra, etc.).


P.S.  They also didn't know that data could be averaged if they did do 
Dr. Cynthia M. Galloway
Associate Professor 
Dept. of Biology
Campus Box 158
Texas A&M University
Kingsville, TX 78363

FAX: 512/595-3409

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