Performance of Students in Project-based Science Classrooms on a National Measure of Science Achievement
Rebecca M. Schneider, Joseph Krajcik, Ronald W. Marx, Elliot Soloway May 2002 Journal of Research in Science Teaching v39 n5 p410-422
This article from the Journal of Research in Science Teaching discusses the use of project-based science (PBS) instruction to emphasize the importance of supporting students' construction of knowledge through inquiry. The study shows that students participating in a PBS curriculum were prepared for testing. The authors conclude that educators should be encouraged to use inquiry-based approaches such as PBS to implement science education reform in their schools.