Some time ago the writer became convinced that the typical presentation of high school chemistry left many things to be desired, especially with that group who are completing their scholastic work with their high school diploma. As a rule they are leaving school pretty thoroughly disgusted with class work in general, and, although they had originally intended to continue in school as evidenced by their election of chemistry, they find that the prospect offers no allure. In many cases I am afraid that the course in chemistry helped to turn them from further scholastic endeavor. In order to furnish some stimulant to revive their interest the project method was tried.
©1932 by Iowa State Teachers College
Pettit, Donald D.
"The Project in Chemistry,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 4:
7, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol4/iss7/13