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ERIC Number: EJ724757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
Mentoring BUGS: An Integrated Science and Technology Curriculum
Harrell, Pamela Esprivalo; Walker, Michelle; Hildreth, Bertina; Tyler-Wood, Tandra
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v23 n4 p367-378 2004
The current study describes an authentic learning experience designed to develop technology and science process skills through a carefully scaffolded curriculum using mealworms as a content focus. An individual mentor assigned to each 4th and 5th grade girl participating in the program delivered the curriculum. Results indicate mastery of science process skills related to research questioning, forming hypotheses, developing procedures, and writing a conclusion, while analysis was an area warranting improvement. Presentations by participants suggest strong knowledge of PowerPoint and Excel and the ability to use this knowledge to report scientific findings. (Contains 2 figures and 2 tables.)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, VA 23327-1545. Tel: 757-366-5606.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas