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Creating Technology Enriched Activities to Enhance Middle School Students’ Interest in STEM

Full Paper: Research ID: 55158
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    Rhonda Christensen
    Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning/University of North Texas
  2. Frederick Hobbs
    Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning
  3. Jenna Kelley
    Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning
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    Samson Den Lepcha
    University of North Texas
  5. Destiny Dong
    University of North Texas
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    Samuel Liu
    University of North Texas
  7. Karen Wang
    University of North Texas
  8. Huram-Abi Yotchoum Nzia
    University of North Texas
  9. Daniel Kelley
    Hebron HS, Lewisville ISD

Abstract: Sixth grade students participating in a four-hour hands-on technology enriched space science camp acquired more positive dispositions toward space science. Topics related to the Parker Solar Probe mission, the Apollo 11 moon mission and Mars spacecraft were taught through innovative technology experiences such as augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D printing, robotics and drones. Analysis of pre-post data revealed that space science camp participants exhibited significant gains in their dispositions toward space science. Females gained significantly in their content knowledge while males gained significantly in their interest in space science. Implications of these findings for expectations regarding potential contributions of informal learning to formal science concepts are discussed.

Presider: Sarah Prestridge, Griffith University

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