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ERIC Number: EJ1167113
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Integration, Authenticity, and Relevancy in College Science through Engineering Design
Turner, Ken L., Jr.; Hoffman, Adam R.
Journal of College Science Teaching, v47 n3 p31-35 Jan 2018
Engineering design is an ideal perspective for engaging students in college science classes. An engineering design problem-solving framework was used to create a general chemistry lab activity focused on an important environmental issue--dead zones. Dead zones impact over 400 locations around the world and are a result of nutrient pollution, one of the most logistically and economically challenging environmental problems facing our world today. The activities created were found to aid student learning and improve student attitudes toward science and research. Specifically, over 90% of students reported learning more from these activities than from traditional activities because of the independent thinking and freedom to design and implement their own experiments using the engineering design approach. The engineering design framework helps to engage the student and allows for content gains while promoting creativity and collaboration.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
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