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Kesidou, Sofia; Koppal, Mary – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2004
Drawing on knowledge and experience gained through the study of K-12 science, mathematics, and technology education practices and efforts to reform them, this article suggests several ways to strengthen outreach efforts aimed at students in the elementary grades. The article begins with a description of Project 2061, an education reform initiative…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Educational Change, Scientific Literacy
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Swift, Theresa M.; Watkins, Steve E. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2004
Student motivation for and proficiency in science and mathematics begin in the early grades. Level-appropriate resources and professional outreach activities are as beneficial for teachers and students at elementary levels as for higher levels. Engineering applications can be effective vehicles for giving students hands-on exposure to technical…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, Student Motivation, Elementary School Science, Elementary School Students
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Rogers, Chris; Portsmore, Merredith – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2004
Incorporating engineering in the elementary school curriculum provides students with ways of connecting, applying, and reinforcing knowledge in math, science, and design. To bring what is essentially a new discipline to K-12 education means developing and supporting new tools for the classroom, additional curriculum, teacher training, and support…
Descriptors: Elementary School Curriculum, Engineering Education, Curriculum Enrichment, Outreach Programs
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Raju, P. K.; Sankar, Chetan S.; Cook, John A. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2004
The need to impart technological literacy to youth is vital for a state such as Alabama, since it has historically received relatively low levels of Federal research and development funding (EPSCOR). Thirty five counties in the state of Alabama have less than 10% of the general population with college degrees. As our society becomes more and more…
Descriptors: Physics, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Instructional Materials