Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1970

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

George C. Grossman

Second Committee Member

Harry Sutherland

Third Committee Member

Wells McInelly


In recent years a difference of opinion has existed regarding the effectiveness of games. Some educators believe games have many intrinsic values to facilitate learning and achievement. Others believe the competition involved from participating in games is detrimental to some student's emotional status. No sound research has been conducted in relation of games to achievement. The purpose of this study is to determine whether a highly competitive game called Brainstorm will serve as a media toward motivation and will improve achievement in science and social studies at the fifth grade level.