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ERIC Number: EJ1172579
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Elements of Making
Rodriguez, Shelly; Harron, Jason; Fletcher, Steven; Spock, Hannah
Science Teacher, v85 n2 p24-30 Feb 2018
While there is no official definition, making is generally thought of as turning ideas into products through design, invention, and building. Support is growing for integrating making into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Making can help high school students explore science concepts and phenomena, yet, lacking training and experience, many science teachers are reluctant to add making to their curriculum. This article describes six elements of making, provides a matrix to assist teachers, and offers a sample chemistry lesson for context.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1557155