Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1993

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Osman Alawiye

Second Committee Member

Timothy W. Young

Third Committee Member

Robert L. Brown


Alternative visual and tactile teaching strategies and their educational effectiveness for students of diverse backgrounds in the life sciences were studied. Supplemental activities to traditional, commercial, science programs were found to provide many effective learning pathways to a wide spectrum of learning styles. To assist in providing additional learning approaches toward program goals, the educational theory in the literary review was applied to the formation of a set of classroom science materials. Suggestions for classroom use have been provided.