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Little Big Minds: Stem For Our Youngest Learners, Cassandra Armstrong, Lindsey Herlehy 2021 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Little Big Minds: Stem For Our Youngest Learners, Cassandra Armstrong, Lindsey Herlehy

Publications & Research

STEAM-integrated activities are for all learners, including those in an early childhood setting. Participate in a series of play-based activities that promote foundational mathematics skills and foster curiosity, creativity, and innovation. Measure, graph, sort, categorize, argue, and defend your ideas while previewing a series of STEAM-integrated concepts featuring simple machines.


National Numeracy Network Officers And Board Of Directors, Milo Schield 2021 Augsburg University

National Numeracy Network Officers And Board Of Directors, Milo Schield

Numeracy

National Numeracy Network Officers and Board of Directors in the year 2020.


Personal Reflections / 1.6.21, José M. Torres 2021 Illinois Math and Science Academy

Personal Reflections / 1.6.21, José M. Torres

Personal Reflections

I feel compelled to share my shock about today's events and my dismay about what has happened at the US Capitol in Washington, DC.


The Relationship Between Spatial Ability And The Conservation Of Matter In Middle School, Merryn Cole, Jennifer Wilhelm, Briana Marie-McKnight Vaught, Corinne Fish, Hailey Fish 2021 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The Relationship Between Spatial Ability And The Conservation Of Matter In Middle School, Merryn Cole, Jennifer Wilhelm, Briana Marie-Mcknight Vaught, Corinne Fish, Hailey Fish

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Faculty Publications

Research has shown that spatial ability plays a key role in understanding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) content, including chemistry. Conservation of Matter (CoM) is an essential but challenging topic for chemistry students of all ages to grasp; it is often taught in a way where students memorize it but do not learn what it means conceptually. This research explored the relationship between understanding spatial ability and conceptual understanding of CoM in middle school students. CoM was examined in two ways using the Conservation of Matter Assessment (CoMA): through questions on conservation of atoms and the conservation of mass ...


Use Of Free And Open-Source Software Apps Provide Many Benefits For College Students, Jeffrey A. Nowak 2021 Purdue University Fort Wayne

Use Of Free And Open-Source Software Apps Provide Many Benefits For College Students, Jeffrey A. Nowak

Indiana STEM Education Conference

Free and Open-Source software apps along with free Linux-based distributions of operating systems have developed at a blistering pace over the past decade. Today more than ever before, it is possible for students to download and use free software to complete a plethora of complex tasks related to educational pursuits. This paper considers the impact of allowing students to explore the use of more than a dozen cross-platform, free, and open-source software apps to complete STEM-related tasks in a University preservice education course. The core cross-platform apps install in Windows 10, macOS, and various Linux distributed operating systems. In addition ...


Gems Research Projects, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores, Lili Zhou, Sue Ellen Richardson 2021 Purdue University

Gems Research Projects, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores, Lili Zhou, Sue Ellen Richardson

Indiana STEM Education Conference

Informal learning spaces offer leaders and learners opportunities to develop their STEM identities and practices (e.g., Shokeen et al., 2020; Simpson et al., 2017). GEMS (Girls Excelling in Math and Science) is an after-school program where girls have had opportunities to be themselves while engaging with STEM activities. We present preliminary results of three research projects. By studying GEMS as a case of informal learning, we are learning about the possible benefits of such environments to 1) broaden views of mathematics and 2) support the development of learners’ STEM identities.


Games In Environmental Sustainability Education, Shamila Janakiraman 2021 Purdue University

Games In Environmental Sustainability Education, Shamila Janakiraman

Indiana STEM Education Conference

Sustainability education must not stop with creating awareness, it should promote mindfulness, be persuasive, and also adapt to the needs of young learners (Janakiraman et al., 2018). Knowledge, when provided as an activity and experience that is situated in scenarios, will help learners develop situated understandings (Gee, 2008). In environmental sustainability education (ESE), digital games can serve as effective pedagogical tools because they can encourage exploration and experimentation when teachers and parents use them purposefully. This brief examines the following questions: (a) Were there any differences in the environmental attitudes between students who played a game and students who did ...


How Does An Integrated Stem Life Sciences Unit Affect Middle School Students' Engagement And Science Content Knowledge?, Zeynep Gonca Akdemir, Muhsin Menekse, Saira Anwar, Siddika Selcen Guzey 2021 Purdue University

How Does An Integrated Stem Life Sciences Unit Affect Middle School Students' Engagement And Science Content Knowledge?, Zeynep Gonca Akdemir, Muhsin Menekse, Saira Anwar, Siddika Selcen Guzey

Indiana STEM Education Conference

This study explored the effect of an integrated engineering design-based life sciences unit on middle school students' engagement and science content knowledge, and the role of engagement in predicting their success. Participants were 530 seventh-grade students from rural schools in the Midwest region of the United States. Data included science content pre- and post-assessments and a multidimensional engagement survey. The data were analyzed by conducting paired-sample t-tests and multiple regression analysis. Results indicated that students' social engagement increased when they engaged in an integrated engineering design-based life science curriculum unit. Also, students’ pre-assessment scores were found to be the ...


The Impact Of Teacher Talk On Student Engagement During An Integrated Stem Unit, Valarie Bogan 2021 Purdue University

The Impact Of Teacher Talk On Student Engagement During An Integrated Stem Unit, Valarie Bogan

Indiana STEM Education Conference

This study used a hermeneutic phenomenological approach to investigate the effect of teacher talk on the engagement of students in target groups during an integrated STEM unit. Each student in the target groups responded to the teacher talk in a unique way. The results of this study do not fully support the results of prior research because the engagement of only one of the eight target students was affected by the autonomy supportive talk of the teacher during the unit.


Preface And Acknowledgments, William S. Walker III, Lynn A. Bryan, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores 2021 Purdue University

Preface And Acknowledgments, William S. Walker Iii, Lynn A. Bryan, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores

Indiana STEM Education Conference

No abstract provided.


Where To Start And How To Judge? First And Third Graders' Measurement Conceptions, Ana-Maria Haiduc, Laura Bofferding, Mahtob Aqazade, Lizhen Chen, Sezai Kocabas 2021 Purdue University

Where To Start And How To Judge? First And Third Graders' Measurement Conceptions, Ana-Maria Haiduc, Laura Bofferding, Mahtob Aqazade, Lizhen Chen, Sezai Kocabas

Indiana STEM Education Conference

We analyzed students’ responses to a series of broken ruler measurement tasks in the form of incorrect worked examples. The measurement tasks challenged students’ initial conceptions of where the measurement starts and how to determine the overall length.


Goals And Proceedings Information, William S. Walker III, Lynn A. Bryan, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores 2021 Purdue University

Goals And Proceedings Information, William S. Walker Iii, Lynn A. Bryan, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores

Indiana STEM Education Conference

No abstract provided.


Environmental Injustice, A City In Crisis: The Use Of Informal Science, Crystal Nettles, Jomo Mutegi 2021 Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Environmental Injustice, A City In Crisis: The Use Of Informal Science, Crystal Nettles, Jomo Mutegi

Indiana STEM Education Conference

In April of 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan gained national attention and assistance after the residents noticed physical issues in their water. This unfortunate event led to opportunities to address certain issues in research and provided a window of opportunity to learn. This work will allow us to analyze how individuals use science as a resource for decision making, conscious thinking, and understanding of informal science knowledge.


Creating Awareness Of The Turkey Industry Through Stem-Based Online Curriculum, Elizabeth Simmermeyer, Elizabeth Karcher 2021 Purdue University

Creating Awareness Of The Turkey Industry Through Stem-Based Online Curriculum, Elizabeth Simmermeyer, Elizabeth Karcher

Indiana STEM Education Conference

As the food industry has evolved over the years, consumers have more accessible and convenient outlets to buy groceries, dine in, or carry out. While there are many advantages to this ever-changing industry, a large gap exists in the understanding of food production from farm to fork. Consumer perceptions are influenced beginning at an early age. Education is the solution to bridge this gap between farm to fork; however, there are limited STEM-based agricultural resources available for teachers to implement in their classrooms. Creating these agricultural resources provides teachers the opportunity to share the story of the agricultural industry with ...


Harvest Of The Month, Abigail E. Heidenreich 2021 Purdue University

Harvest Of The Month, Abigail E. Heidenreich

Indiana STEM Education Conference

Harvest of the Month curriculum exists in many states, but Indiana lacks a statewide effort in this area. To meet this need, collection of lessons with complementary activities that are specific to Indiana agriculture were created. The driving force behind the curriculum was to create a lesson that is fun and engaging for students, but also well-rounded and standards-based for teachers. Components of the lesson include Life Cycle Discussions, Taste Testing, Interactive Activities, and Journal Prompts. Partnering with Indiana farmers, a harvest video was created to accompany each lesson that features a different agricultural product grown in Indiana each month ...


Thinking With Algebra: A Project And Perspective, David Feikes, Bir Kafle, Natalie McGathey, William S. Walker III 2021 Purdue University Northwest

Thinking With Algebra: A Project And Perspective, David Feikes, Bir Kafle, Natalie Mcgathey, William S. Walker Iii

Indiana STEM Education Conference

Thinking with Algebra (TWA) is a project to develop algebra curriculum for college classes. The overall goal is to develop curricular materials that will help prepare students conceptually for college algebra. The project is described and the importance of algebraic structure as a theoretical consideration is explained.


Contents, William S. Walker III, Lynn A. Bryan, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores 2021 Purdue University

Contents, William S. Walker Iii, Lynn A. Bryan, Siddika Selcen Guzey, Elizabeth Suazo-Flores

Indiana STEM Education Conference

No abstract provided.


The Carbon Price Equivalent: A Metric For Comparing Climate Change Mitigation Efforts Across Jurisdictions, Gabriel Weil 2021 Climate Leadership Council & Georgetown University Law Center

The Carbon Price Equivalent: A Metric For Comparing Climate Change Mitigation Efforts Across Jurisdictions, Gabriel Weil

Dickinson Law Review

Climate change presents a global commons problem: Emissions reductions on the scale needed to meet global targets do not pass a domestic cost-benefit test in most countries. To give national governments ample incentive to pursue deep decarbonization, mutual interstate coercion will be necessary. Many proposed tools of coercive climate diplomacy would require a onedimensional metric for comparing the stringency of climate change mitigation policy packages across jurisdictions. This article proposes and defends such a metric: the carbon price equivalent. There is substantial variation in the set of climate change mitigation policy instruments implemented by different countries. Nonetheless, the consequences of ...


The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 50, Winter 2021), Center for Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman, Editor 2021 Western Kentucky University

The Challenge: Magazine For The Center For Gifted Studies (No. 50, Winter 2021), Center For Gifted Studies, Tracy Inman, Editor

Gifted Studies Publications

No abstract provided.


Construcción Del Concepto De Experimentación Desde El Proyecto Cocinero Científico, María del Pilar Ceballos Reyes, Luis Alfredo Fagua Urbano, Leidy Johana Ruiz Moreno 2021 Universidad de La Salle, Bogotá

Construcción Del Concepto De Experimentación Desde El Proyecto Cocinero Científico, María Del Pilar Ceballos Reyes, Luis Alfredo Fagua Urbano, Leidy Johana Ruiz Moreno

Maestría en Docencia

La práctica de las ciencias naturales ha cambiado con el tiempo. Implica encontrar nuevas formas de aprender y enseñar donde estudiantes y profesores puedan ser parte activa de la construcción del conocimiento. Este documento se centra en recuperar las experiencias vividas en el proyecto “Cocinero Científico” mostrando cómo trabaja el docente el concepto de experimentación. Se basa en propuestas de autores como Jara (2008) y Cendales & Torres (2007) sobre sistematización de experiencias. La sistematización de las experiencias se realiza mediante una investigación con enfoque cualitativo que incluye: las reflexiones y narraciones del equipo de investigación, la voz de los participantes ...


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