Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1996

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Jack L. McPherson

Second Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson

Third Committee Member

Gregory S. Chan


The purpose of this project was to design and develop a model third grade magnet school science curriculum that would give students an opportunity for hands-on, experiential learning. To accomplish this purpose, current research and literature on magnet schools, magnet science curricula, elementary science curricula, experiential learning and multiple intelligences were reviewed. Additionally, information and materials from selected magnet elementary schools around the Yakima Valley were obtained and analyzed. Finally, student learning objectives, performance criteria, learning activities, teaching strategies and instructional materials were adapted and developed.