Share Paper: Historical Invention Kits: A Comparison of the Achievement Gains of High Performing and Low Performing 7th Grade Students in Rural Texas

  1. Tandra Tyler-Wood, University of North Texas, United States
Tuesday, November 5 4:15 PM-5:30 PM Galerie 1-3

Abstract: This study examines the impact of implementing a new curriculum unit that emphasizes engineering at the 7th grade level in a rural school district in Texas, US. The curriculum was developed around critical historical inventions in US history. An example of an early invention is the solenoid. A solenoid is a coil of wire usually in cylindrical form that when carrying a current, acts like a magnet so that a movable core is drawn into the coil, when a current flows and that is used especially as a switch or control for a mechanical device (such as a valve). The ...