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ERIC Number: EJ1008522
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Making STEM Fun: How to Organize a STEM Camp
Davis, Kimberly E. Bryant; Hardin, Stacey E.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v45 n4 p60-67 Mar-Apr 2013
The work from the University of Central Florida's STEM summer camp (sponsored by Workforce Central Florida) is shared. The camps targeted low-SES schools with a high percentage of students on free and reduced lunch as well as high percentages of students with. Students were given preassessments and postassessments to gauge their knowledge of and interest in STEM and STEM careers. Camp activities included visits to a college campus and to industry partners in the local community, including Electronics Arts (EA), NASA, and Lockheed Martin Corporation. Emphasis was placed on including speakers, presenters, and facilitators from diverse backgrounds. Students were involved in STEM activities including science experiments and team-building activities related to STEM careers. Results from pre- and postassessments are shared. Recommendations for setting up and running a STEM camp are included. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail: cecpubs@cec.sped.org; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Publications1
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment; Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study