Effective use of humor in a secondary science classroom
Students and administrators have often commented positively about my ability to bring humor into the classroom, but I had never made a direct correlation between this humor and student achievement. The purpose of this study was to try and make that connection by using humorous warm-up activities, assignments, and lectures during two astronomy lessons. Initial results showed improvements in student participation and recall, but overtime the humor was less effective.
Kellerby, D. K. (2011). Effective use of humor in a secondary science classroom. Masters Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana