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ERIC Number: EJ1031147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
CSI-Chocolate Science Investigation and the Case of the Recipe Rip-Off: Using an Extended Problem-Based Scenario to Enhance High School Students' Science Engagement
Marle, Peter D.; Decker, Lisa; Taylor, Victoria; Fitzpatrick, Kathleen; Khaliqi, David; Owens, Janel E.; Henry, Renee M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v91 n3 p345-350 Mar 2014
This paper discusses a K-12/university collaboration in which students participated in a four-day scenario-based summer STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) camp aimed at making difficult scientific concepts salient. This scenario, Jumpstart STEM-CSI: Chocolate Science Investigation (JSCSI), used open- and guided-inquiry methods to generate meaningful student engagement for 33 rising 8th through 12th graders. This paper presents curriculum for the scenario; reports results from postevent survey data regarding students' self-reported gains in science motivation, science confidence, science knowledge, and students' associations with scientifically-minded social niches; and illustrates how a scenario can incorporate the use of skills and knowledge from many disciplines and make them relevant to student learning, providing a context for STEM literacy. Implications for science educators are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 8; Grade 9; Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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