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ERIC Number: EJ1164302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-1341
Combining Geography, Math, and Science to Teach Climate Change and Sea Level Rise
Oldakowski, Ray; Johnson, Ashley
Journal of Geography, v117 n1 p17-28 2018
This study examines the effectiveness of integrating geography into existing math and science curriculum to teach climate change and sea level rise. The desired outcome is to improve student performance in all three subjects. A sample of 120 fifth graders from three schools were taught the integrated curriculum over a period of two to three weeks. They were given a pretest and posttest comprised of questions measuring knowledge relevant to the lesson in terms of geography, math, science, and spatial skills. Paired-samples t-tests were conducted to determine significant differences in student performance. These t-tests indicate statistically significant improvements in all but one instance across all subjects, at all schools for both boys and girls. No statistically significant results were observed for a control group of an additional twenty-seven fifth graders. These results demonstrate the value of combining geography with math and science to improve student performance in STEM knowledge.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 5
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida (Jacksonville)
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