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NOTICE: This is the web site for CIPS and  InterActions in Physical Science.  We are in the process of updating this site and moving it to the permanent home for InterActions.

CIPS is a yearlong physical science course for seventh or eighth grade middle school students.

CIPS uses a combination of guided inquiry and direct instruction. In the guided inquiry activities students perform experiments, and they are guided in constructing many physical science concepts based on evidence from the experiments. Additional physical science concepts are taught by direct instruction. The CIPS program is complemented by powerful and innovative computer software.

CIPS content is designed to meet both national standards (as defined in the National Science Education Standards and Project 2061 Benchmarks) and state standards, including those of California and Florida.

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The CIPS Project is supported by National Science Foundation grants ESI-9812299 and ESI-0138900, and by San Diego State University and Western Michigan University. Software has been developed in collaboration with Physicon, Ltd., a member of OpenTeach Group Software.

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


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