Tuesday, May 8, 2012
ARIES: Exploring Motion and Forces
ARIES: Exploring Motion and Forces was found to have no discernible effects on general science achievement for middle school students.
ARIES: Exploring Motion and Forces is a physical science curriculum for students in grades 5–8 that employs 18 inquiry-centered, hands-on lessons called “explorations.”
One study of ARIES: Exploring Motion and Forces that falls within the scope of the Science review protocol meets What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards. This study included approximately 6,000 sixth-grade students from 20 schools in Maryland. Based on this study, the WWC considers the extent of evidence for ARIES: Exploring Motion and Forces on middle school students to be small for the general science achievement domain, the only domain identified by the review protocol.