ERIC Number: ED408164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The National Science Foundation Summer Science Camps: Leaving a Legacy of Successes.
Denoya, Laila E., Ed.; And Others
This book contains descriptions of the 122 Summer Science Camps (SSC) funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) from 1992 to 1996. This program is employed as an early intervention strategy that reaches out to a large number of disadvantaged children who are underrepresented in scientific and technical careers. The main goal of the SSC is to enable students to develop a lifelong interest in science and mathematics and to encourage the consideration of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology as possible career choices. This book describes the legacy of successes of these SSCs which are no longer funded by NSF. The successful programs are listed in alphabetical order by state. The camps engage young participants in the process of learning by doing, encourage students to think of mathematics and science as disciplines connected with their lives and communities, and construct experiences that promote uniquely personal scientific knowledge. (DDR)
Descriptors: Calculus, Career Awareness, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Field Trips, Graphing Calculators, Hands on Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Mathematics Activities, Mathematics Instruction, Science Activities, Summer Science Programs, Technology
National Science Foundation, Directorate of Education and Human Resources, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22230.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.