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Wittman, Grace – Journal of Extension, 2010
The "2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans" and "Mypramid" recommend that children get 60 minutes of moderate level exercise each day. Obesity has become a serious health concern for children and adolescents. Idaho currently has an obesity rate of 10.1% for children ages 10-17. As a response to this, the Nintendo Wii was…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Video Games, Student Motivation, Physical Activities
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Barker, Bradley S.; Grandgenett, Neal; Nugent, Gwen; Adamchuk, Viacheslav I. – Journal of Extension, 2010
The study reported here examined the effectiveness of educational robotics combined with GPS/GIS technologies used as "digital manipulatives" in the teaching of concepts in science, engineering, and technology. Based on the success of previous summer camps, the study also examined a scaling-up of the intervention from 38 participants to…
Descriptors: Manipulative Materials, Extension Education, Youth Programs, Scientific Concepts
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McGee, John; Kirwan, Jeff – Journal of Extension, 2010
Geospatial tools, which include global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), and remote sensing, are increasingly driving a variety of applications. Local governments and private industry are embracing these tools, and the public is beginning to demand geospatial services. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reported that…
Descriptors: Geographic Information Systems, Teacher Workshops, Classroom Techniques, Faculty Development
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Ewers, Timothy G. – Journal of Extension, 2010
4-H youth development programs nationwide are responding to the 4-H National Science, Engineering, and Technology (4-H SET) Initiative to involve more youth in Science, Engineering, and Technology activities. The goal is to increase the numbers of youth choosing to pursue SET careers. This article describes a program that is having great success…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Robotics, Science Activities
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Clarke, Katie C. – Journal of Extension, 2010
A new Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) approach was designed for youth who participated in the Minnesota State Fair Livestock interview process. The project and evaluation were designed to determine if the new SET approach increased content knowledge and science process skills in participants. Results revealed that youth participants not…
Descriptors: Animals, Science Programs, Pilot Projects, Science Process Skills
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