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Promoting Children’s Understanding and Interest in Science Through Informal Science Education
written by Jessica Bartley, Laurel Mayhew, and Noah D. Finkelstein
We present results from the University of Colorado's Partnership for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) in which university participants work in afterschool programs on inquiry-based activities with primary school children from populations typically under represented in science. This university-community partnership is designed to positively impact youth, university students, and the institutions that support them while improving children's attitudes towards and understanding of science. Children worked through circuit activities adapted from the Physics and Everyday Thinking (PET) curriculum and demonstrated increased understanding of content area as well as favorable beliefs about science.
Physics Education Research Conference 2009
Part of the PER Conference series
Ann Arbor, Michigan: July 29-30, 2009
Volume 1179, Pages 93-96
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Education Foundations
- Student Characteristics
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Education Practices
- Active Learning
= Inquiry Learning
- Informal Education
- Informal Education
- Elementary School
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https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3266763
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© 2009 American Institute of Physics
DOI:
10.1063/1.3266763
NSF Number:
0448176
PACSs:
01.40.Fk
01.40.-d
01.40.eg
Keywords:
PERC 2009, PET, Partnership for Informal Science Education in the Community, Physics and Everyday Thinking, attitudes, elementary school, informal science education, inquiry-based activities, physics education research
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J. Bartley, L. Mayhew, and N. Finkelstein, , presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, WWW Document, (https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9454&DocID=1326).
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J. Bartley, L. Mayhew, and N. Finkelstein, Promoting Children’s Understanding and Interest in Science Through Informal Science Education, presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 2009, <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9454&DocID=1326>.
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Bartley, J., Mayhew, L., & Finkelstein, N. (2009, July 29-30). Promoting Children’s Understanding and Interest in Science Through Informal Science Education. Paper presented at Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9454&DocID=1326
Chicago Format
Bartley, J, L. Mayhew, and N. Finkelstein. "Promoting Children’s Understanding and Interest in Science Through Informal Science Education." Paper presented at the Physics Education Research Conference 2009, Ann Arbor, Michigan, July 29-30, 2009. https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9454&DocID=1326 (accessed 17 June 2024).
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Bartley, Jessica, Laurel Mayhew, and Noah Finkelstein. "Promoting Children’s Understanding and Interest in Science Through Informal Science Education." Physics Education Research Conference 2009. Ann Arbor, Michigan: 2009. 93-96 Vol. 1179 of PER Conference. 17 June 2024 <https://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=9454&DocID=1326>.
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