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ERIC Number: EJ1063398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Building Interest in Math and Science for Rural and Underserved Elementary School Children Using Robots
Matson, Eric; DeLoach, Scott; Pauly, Robyn
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v5 n3-4 p35-46 Jul-Dec 2004
The "Robot Roadshow Program" is designed to increase the interest of elementary school children in technical disciplines, specifically math and science. The program focuses on children from schools categorized as rural or underserved, which often have limited access to advanced technical resources. We developed the program using robots as a vehicle to get children excited about technical disciplines. We have found that while robots are universally captivating for all school age children, they dramatically peak the interest of K-6th graders. During the 2002-2003 school year, more than 1200 children, mostly from rural and underserved Kansas schools, have participated in the program.
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Grant or Contract Numbers: IIS-0347545