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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.

Published November 11, 2009
Last Modified October 3, 2009

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