ERIC Number: EJ1063417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Sooner Elementary Engineering and Science--A Model for After-School Science Clubs Based on University and K-5 Partnership
Rhoads, Teri Reed; Walden, Susan E.; Winter, Brent A.
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v5 n3-4 p47-52 Jul-Dec 2004
Sooner Elementary Engineering and Science Clubs (SeeS) began less than four years ago at a single elementary school as an effort to bring more science education into our local elementary schools without increasing the burden on the school's teachers. Due to popular demand, the program expanded slowly at first, but is doubling to include eight schools in fall 2004. Experiences along the way, and the requests for expansion, resulted in the original model evolving through several iterations which we describe here. We don't believe there is one way to do after-school science clubs at the elementary level, but we do believe our experiences reveal lessons and pitfalls that can help guide other ambitious parents or community volunteers to have their own successful after-school engineering and/or science clubs.
Descriptors: Clubs, After School Programs, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Science, STEM Education, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Hands on Science, Engineering Education, College Students, Science Activities, Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Age Differences
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 - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma