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ERIC Number: EJ1153261
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
An Object in Motion: An Integrative STEM Approach to Accelerating Students' Interest in Newton's Laws of Motion
Hughes, Bill; Mona, Lynn; Wilson, Greg; McAninch, Steve; Seamans, Jeff; Stout, Heather
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v77 n1 p10-16 Sep 2017
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) have developed broad prevalence in the American (U.S.) education system over the last decade. Academic, government, and business experts emphasize that attracting K-12-university students to STEM subject matter is crucial for expanding the innovation capacity of the U.S. and preparing citizens for viable 21st Century employment. Historically, U.S. K-12 education has taught STEM subjects in segregation with demonstrably deteriorating results. The project described here is the result of a twelve-year metamorphic collaboration between science, math, and technology education colleagues at State College Area Schools, Park Forest Middle School, Penn State University professors/outreach programs, and professional associations. Students feast on the educational fruits of these interactions owing largely to the camaraderie resulting from the compliment being paid to educational colleagues who are being sought out for their expertise.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6
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Language: English
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