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Scientists Make a Difference: The Results of a STEM Intervention with Elementary Students
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, , , University of North Texas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-37-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) activities in school libraries provide an opportunity for students to share their individual experiences while learning new perspectives and discovering how to work collaboratively to solve real-world problems using STEM skills. This paper examines the results of a STEM intervention that utilized a transmedia book with 26 fourth grade students in 2018. The results provide a preliminary analysis of the intervention outcomes. Findings indicate that the belief that scientists make a difference was not related to the students’ desire to pursue a science career or their academic achievement. Moreover, the students’ desire to pursue careers in science was positively related to their perceived familial support for studying science and familial interest in the science courses that were taken.

Citation

Smith, D., Tyler-Wood, T. & Milburn, S. (2019). Scientists Make a Difference: The Results of a STEM Intervention with Elementary Students. In K. Graziano (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1255-1259). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 24, 2019 from .

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