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ERIC Number: ED535238
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 121
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1094-7872-3
Effects of an Informal Energy Exhibit on Knowledge and Attitudes of Fourth- and Fifth-Grade Students
Goodman, David Wayne
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Purdue University
This dissertation addresses the growing need for renewable energy education by looking at the design, development, and implementation of an informal energy education exhibit that was developed for placement into a regional science museum, school, and community center. This study examined several research questions related to the concept that an informal energy education exhibit would yield an increase in participant's knowledge of energy concepts as well as motivation for and attitudes towards renewable energy. The results of this study suggest that fourth- and fifth-grade students can benefit from interacting with the exhibit. The participants learned facts about energy and renewable energy, as a result of interacting with the exhibit, and showed positive attitudes toward the exhibit and the energy topics associated with the exhibit. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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