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ERIC Number: EJ1095173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
A Science Fair Partnership: An Active Learning Experience for Teacher Candidates
McCarthy, Deborah Louise
Journal of College Science Teaching, v45 n2 Nov 2015
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is a national instructional priority. As part of Southeastern Louisiana University's STEM Outreach Initiative, funded by a Shell Oil Company Foundation grant to raise interest in STEM-related activities, teacher candidates were given the opportunity to leave their classroom to engage in a real-world STEM experience. In fall 2013, 20 teacher candidates in an integrated science/language arts/social studies methods course mentored fourth and eighth graders through completion of a science project. The objective of the accompanying study was to determine if guiding students through the process would increase knowledge of scientific practices in designing a sound investigation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A