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Promoting sTEm in Grades 2 – 8 by Engaging Students in Hands-on Engineering and Technology Activities that Leverage Fundament Science and Mathematics Concepts
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, Brigham Young University, College of Engineering and Technology, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Over the past three years a research group comprised of a technology and engineering education (TEE) professor and several undergraduate technology and engineering students have designed and implemented a sTEm hands-on engineering and technology curriculum to promote student interest in sTEm, specifically technology and engineering, while teaching fundamental science and mathematics concepts. The focus of this research paper highlights data aggregated from 200 middle school students. The data shows that student interest and understanding in various areas of STEM has increased, namely student perception, understanding, and interest in engineering (effect size: 0.192), and science (effect size: 0.12).

Citation

Wright, G. (2015). Promoting sTEm in Grades 2 – 8 by Engaging Students in Hands-on Engineering and Technology Activities that Leverage Fundament Science and Mathematics Concepts. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2049-2053). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 21, 2020 from .

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