Degree Name

Education Specialist (EdS)

Semester of Degree Completion


Thesis Director

Donald W. Smitley


This study was designed to determine if the students and teachers of Meyersville School, Meyersville, Texas, liked the Windows on Science® program better than learning and teaching science using the traditional book. All students, grades three through six, and teachers, grades one through six, were surveyed regarding their opinion of Windows on Science®.

This field experience indicated the students and teachers liked the Windows on Science® program better than using standard science textbooks. The male students had a higher mean score than the female students or teachers. The teachers felt they needed more experiments to help the students learn Windows on Science® better, but the students didn't think they needed more experiments for this curriculum.

As this was the first year for the students and teachers to utilize the Windows on Science® program, the teachers should be more familiar in the coming year and do a better job teaching. The teachers at Meyersville School using this program should attend one of the "Teaching Tips" workshops sponsored by Windows on Science®. Evaluation of this unique Electronic Instructional Media System (EIMS) curriculum is necessary to prove it is the right path to travel.