ERIC Number: ED239841
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
SPACES: Solving Problems of Access to Careers in Engineering and Science. Math and Career Activities for Elementary and Secondary Students.
California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.
The activities in this guide are designed for students in grades 4-10 and are intended to stimulate thinking about scientific and engineering careers, develop logical reasoning and problem-solving skills, promote positive attitudes toward mathematics, increase interest and knowledge about scientific work, strengthen spatial visualization skills, and promote familiarity with standard tools. Many of the activities involve the students in a range of mathematics topics which require estimating, guessing, predicting, and creating mathematical or physical models. In addition, the subject of women in scientific and technical careers is explored. An organizational chart sets forth both the content and skill areas presented as well as an approximate grade level guide for the activities. The 32 activities are divided into the following categories: (1) design and construction; (2) visualization; (3) tool activities; (4) attitudes and personal goals; (5) job requirements and descriptions; and (6) women in careers. Instructions for each activity include skills to be developed, time needed to complete the activity, number of participants recommended, materials needed, and directions for conducting the activity. (EM)
Descriptors: Career Awareness, Career Exploration, Engineering, Estimation (Mathematics), Females, Hand Tools, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Logical Thinking, Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Science Careers, Secondary Education, Spatial Ability, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Visualization
Dale Seymour Publications, PO Box 10888, Palo Alto, CA 94303 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Lawrence Hall of Science.