NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1048899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
"Gaa-Noodin-Oke" (Alternative Energy/Wind Power): A Curriculum Implementation on the White Earth Reservation
Guzey, Siddika Selcen; Nyachwaya, James; Moore, Tamara J.; Roehrig, Gillian H.
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v15 n3 p5-13 Oct-Dec 2014
A wind energy focused curriculum for grades 4-8 was designed and implemented to promote the understanding of wind energy concepts with American Indian students. 57 students who participated in the 2009 summer program of the "Reach for the Sky" (RFTS) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) received the curriculum. The two week long curriculum allowed students to engage in various STEM activities. Students completed design challenges such as building and testing table-top wind turbines and anemometers. Students were asked to keep a notebook where they designed and recorded scientific experiments, recorded data and observations, and drew conclusions and reflections. Student notebooks and pre and post assessments were analyzed to evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum on students learning of the wind energy concepts. We found that the curricular activities and the use of notebooks enhanced American Indian students' achievement.
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site: http://www.jstem.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 5; Middle Schools; Grade 6; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota