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Phelps, Joshua; Smith, Amanda; Parker, Stephany; Hermann, Janice – Journal of Extension, 2016
Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service provided elementary school students with a program that included a noncompetitive physical activity component: circuit training that combined cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility activities without requiring high skill levels. The intent was to improve fitness without focusing on body mass index as an…
Descriptors: Outcome Measures, Health Related Fitness, School Health Services, Extension Education
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Dillivan, K. Douglas; Dillivan, Mary N. – Journal of Extension, 2014
Research shows student participation in science programming can affect scientific interest, academic performance, college majors, and careers. This article reports a study where results obtained from questionnaires completed by participants, parents, and guardians assessed whether interest in STEM disciplines was advanced by a summer day-camp…
Descriptors: Student Interests, STEM Education, Questionnaires, Summer Programs
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Campbell, Brian T.; Wilkinson, Carol A.; Shepherd, Pamela J. – Journal of Extension, 2014
In the United States there is a need to educate young children in science, technology, and agriculture. Through collaboration with many agricultural groups, the Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Education Center has set up a program that works with 3rd grade students and teachers to reinforce the science that has been taught in the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Partnerships in Education, Integrated Curriculum, Hands on Science
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Horton, Robert L.; Krieger, Jackie; Halasa, Katrina – Journal of Extension, 2013
While young students are more capable of scientific inquiry than previously believed, elementary school teachers are often inexperienced in and lack confidence with teaching science. ChickQuest is a 4-H-created embryology curriculum for third-graders that meets Ohio state science standards, teaches STEM skills, and promotes ongoing interaction…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, STEM Education, Agricultural Education, State Standards
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Cirignano, Sherri M.; Hughes, Luanne J.; Wu-Jung, Corey J.; Morgan, Kathleen; Grenci, Alexandra; Savoca, LeeAnne – Journal of Extension, 2013
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) of 2010 sets new nutrition standards for schools, requiring them to serve a greater variety and quantity of fruits and vegetables. Extension educators in New Jersey partnered with school nutrition professionals to implement a school wellness initiative that included taste-testing activities to support…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food, Eating Habits, Food Standards
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Lancaster, Kendra; Knobloch, Neil; Jones, Amy; Brady, Colleen – Journal of Extension, 2013
The explorative study reported here describes youth participants in three animal science-related career development events from 2010. Variables included students' self-efficacy, task value motivation, career interests, and to what extent they utilized resources in preparation. It was concluded that all three groups were self-efficacious,…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Animals, Career Development, Animal Husbandry
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Gupta, Angela S.; Grant, Samantha; Strauss, Andrea Lorek – Journal of Extension, 2012
The University of Minnesota Extension's 4-H and Forestry Afterschool program combined the 4-H structure and various forestry curricula to foster positive attitudes towards the environment and stewardship-related behaviors as these may serve as precursors to later choices that benefit the environment. Evaluation of third through fifth grade club…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Clubs, Youth Programs, After School Programs
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Parmer, Sondra M.; Parmer, Greg; Struempler, Barb – Journal of Extension, 2012
Using clickers to gauge student understanding in large classrooms is well documented. Less well known is the effectiveness of using clickers with youth for test taking in large-scale Extension programs. This article describes the benefits and challenges of collecting evaluation data using clickers with a third-grade population participating in a…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Audience Response Systems, Research Methodology, Technology Uses in Education
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Behnke, Andrew O.; Kelly, Christine – Journal of Extension, 2011
Parent involvement programs can play an essential role in the academic success of Latino youth. This article reports the effectiveness and evaluation of two new Extension programs that help Latino parents become more involved in their youths' academics. The Latino Parent and Family Advocacy and Support Training (LPFAST) targets parents of K- 8th…
Descriptors: Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Hispanic Americans, Extension Education
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Van Offelen, Sara J.; Schroeder, Mary M.; Leines, DeeAnn R.; Roth-Yousey, Lori; Reicks, Marla M. – Journal of Extension, 2011
The Go Wild with Fruits and Veggies! curriculum incorporates wild animal characters to motivate 3rd-5th grade children to increase fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity. Positive findings from a rural setting regarding a self-reported increase in intake of vegetables (n = 1,285) were verified by more intensive evaluation of vegetable…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Animals, Role Models, Physical Activities
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Schroeder, Mary M.; Burns, Connie S.; Reicks, Marla M. – Journal of Extension, 2011
Use of interactive whiteboards (IWBs) in school classrooms and conference rooms is increasing. To evaluate the effectiveness of IWBs as a tool for Extension education, two groups of 3rd and 4th grade Minnesota students (n=325) were taught nutrition using traditional methods or IWBs. Significant increases in knowledge and behavior were observed in…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Nutrition, Classrooms, Grade 4
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Phelps, Joshua; Hermann, Janice R.; Parker, Stephany P.; Denney, Barbara – Journal of Extension, 2010
Children who normally abstain from physical activity may view gardening as a viable non-competitive alternative. The study reported here evaluated the effect of an Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service after-school gardening program on self-reported physical activity level of children in 3rd through 5th grade using the ACTIVITY self-report…
Descriptors: Gardening, Physical Activities, After School Programs, Extension Education