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ERIC Number: EJ935437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1557-5284
Using the Discipline of Agricultural Engineering to Integrate Math and Science
Foutz, Tim; Navarro, Maria; Hill, Roger B.; Thompson, Sidney A.; Miller, Kathy; Riddleberger, Deborah
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v12 n1-2 p24-32 Jan-Mar 2011
An outcome of a 1998 forum sponsored by the National Research Council was a recognition that topics related to food production and agriculture are excellent mechanisms for integrating science topics taught in the K-12 education system and for providing many avenues for inquiry based and project based learning. The engineering design process is also an excellent mechanism that can engage and integrate both math and science topics. From this perspective, faculty from the University of Georgia in collaboration with Jackson County School District in the State of Georgia developed a teacher workshop where the goals were to use a problem-based learning theme that is often engaged by agricultural engineers and to use this theme to integrate math and science horizontally and vertically throughout the middle school and high school curricula. Overall, the entire collaborative project has helped to improve significantly middle school CRCT scores and high school End-of-Course grades in math and physical science. (Contains 5 figures and 1 table.)
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site: http://www.jstem.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia