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Lie, Richard; Selcen Guzey, S.; Moore, Tamara J. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Recent reforms in education call for science teachers to incorporate STEM concepts into their curricula. This study explores the association among student and teacher demographics, and student learning of engineering content and attitudes towards STEM after participation in an elementary or middle school engineering-based science curricula.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Science Teachers, Engineering Education, English Language Learners
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Luo, Wenjing; Wei, Hsin-Ro; Ritzhaupt, Albert D.; Huggins-Manley, A. Corinne; Gardner-McCune, Christina – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2019
Numerous studies have been undertaken to design, develop, and provide validity evidence for using instruments to measure students' attitudes toward STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). This study presents validity evidence of scores produced from the S-STEM measurement tool and used to evaluate changes in attitudes during an…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Middle School Students, Robotics, Educational Environment
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Zhou, Ninger; Pereira, Nielsen L.; Tarun, Thomas George; Alperovich, Jeffrey; Booth, Joran; Chandrasegaran, Senthil; Tew, Jeffrey David; Kulkarni, Devadatta M.; Ramani, Karthik – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2017
The societal demand for inspiring and engaging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) students and preparing our workforce for the emerging creative economy has necessitated developing students' self-efficacy and understanding of engineering design processes from as early as elementary school levels. Hands-on engineering design…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Experiential Learning, Toys, Workshops
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Koch, Melissa; Gorges, Torie – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Underrepresented populations such as women, African-Americans, and Latinos/as often come to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers by less traditional paths than White and Asian males. To better understand how and why women might shift toward STEM, particularly computer science, careers, we investigated the education and…
Descriptors: Females, Computer Science, Career Choice, Science Interests
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Guzey, S. Selcen; Moore, Tamara J.; Harwell, Michael; Moreno, Mario – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
In many countries around the world, there has been an increasing emphasis on improving science education. Recent reform efforts in the USA call for teachers to integrate scientific and engineering practices into science teaching; for example, science teachers are asked to provide learning experiences for students that apply crosscutting concepts…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Biological Sciences
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Kim, Hanna – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
This study investigates the effects of an intensive 1-week Inquiry-Based Science and Technology Enrichment Program (InSTEP) designed for middle school-aged female students. InSTEP uses a guided/open inquiry approach that is deepened and redefined as eight sciences and engineering practices in the Next Generation Science Standards, which aimed at…
Descriptors: Inquiry, STEM Education, Enrichment Activities, Females
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Moreno, Nancy P.; Tharp, Barbara Z.; Vogt, Gregory; Newell, Alana D.; Burnett, Christopher A. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
The middle school years are a crucial time for cultivating students' interest in and preparedness for future STEM careers. However, not all middle school children are provided opportunities to engage, learn and achieve in STEM subject areas. Engineering, in particular, is neglected in these grades because it usually is not part of science or…
Descriptors: After School Programs, STEM Education, Middle School Students, Student Interests
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Ocumpaugh, Jaclyn; San Pedro, Maria Ofelia; Lai, Huei-yi; Baker, Ryan S.; Borgen, Fred – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
Research suggests that trajectories toward careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) emerge early and are influenced by multiple factors. This paper presents a longitudinal study, which uses data from 76 high school students to explore how a student's vocational self-efficacy and interest are related to his or her middle…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Mathematics Education, Computer Software
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Ashford, Shetay N.; Lanehart, Rheta E.; Kersaint, Gladis K.; Lee, Reginald S.; Kromrey, Jeffrey D. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
From 2006 to 2012, Florida Statute §1003.4156 required middle school students to complete electronic personal education planners (ePEPs) before promotion to ninth grade. The ePEP helped them identify programs of study and required high school coursework to accomplish their postsecondary education and career goals. During the same period Florida…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Academic Persistence, Mathematics Education, Science Education
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Peterman, Karen; Kermish-Allen, Ruth; Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda; Tyler-Wood, Tandra – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
This article describes Energy for ME and Going Green! Middle Schoolers Out to Save the World, two Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education programs with the common goal of improving students' attitudes about scientific careers. The authors represent two project teams, each with funding from the National Science…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Vocational Interests, STEM Education, Technology Uses in Education
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Leonard, Jacqueline; Buss, Alan; Gamboa, Ruben; Mitchell, Monica; Fashola, Olatokunbo S.; Hubert, Tarcia; Almughyirah, Sultan – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
This paper describes the findings of a pilot study that used robotics and game design to develop middle school students' computational thinking strategies. One hundred and twenty-four students engaged in LEGO® EV3 robotics and created games using Scalable Game Design software. The results of the study revealed students' pre-post self-efficacy…
Descriptors: Robotics, Design, Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes
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Christensen, Rhonda; Knezek, Gerald; Tyler-Wood, Tandra – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
This study examines positive dispositions reported by middle school and high school students participating in programs that feature STEM-related activities. Middle school students participating in school-to-home hands-on energy monitoring activities are compared to middle school and high school students in a different project taking part in…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, STEM Education, Student Attitudes
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Egbue, Ona; Long, Suzanna; Ng, Ean-Harn – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2015
Despite attempts to generate interest in science and technology careers, US students continue to show reduced interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors at the collegiate level. If girls are not engaged in STEM learning by the middle school level, studies show that they are even less likely to choose a science- or…
Descriptors: Females, Middle School Students, Grade 7, Grade 8
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Evans, Michael A.; Lopez, Megan; Maddox, Donna; Drape, Tiffany; Duke, Rebekah – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2014
The concept of connected learning proposes that youth leverage individual interest and social media to drive learning with an academic focus. To illustrate, we present in-depth case studies of Ryan and Sam, two middle-school-age youth, to document an out-of-school intervention intended to direct toward intentional learning in STEM that taps…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Middle School Students, Intervention, STEM Education
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Sasson, Irit; Cohen, Donita – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2013
Israel suffers from a growing problem of socio-economic gaps between those who live in the center of the country and residents of outlying areas. As a result, there is a low level of accessibility to higher education among the peripheral population. The goal of the Sidney Warren Science Education Center for Youth at Tel-Hai College is to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Enrichment Activities, Gender Differences, Scientific Attitudes
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