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Eval11 Session 138: A Three-Year Evaluation of the Polymer Science Education Project for Middle School 

09-12-2011 12:19

The Polymer Science Education for Middle School Project provides a model of curriculum and instruction for middle school students, which addresses the need for science career awareness embedded in standards-based science education. The federally funded project spanned a three-year period from 2008-2011. This project involved a learning community of pre-service and in-service science and math teachers; middle school students from a suburban middle school district; professional scientists and engineers; university science education professors, and parents. Project activities included teacher professional development, classroom instruction of science units, Polymer Family Night, Career Day, and a field trip to a university research laboratory. The purpose of this project and evaluation is to inform members of the science education community interested in interventions and to increase the pool of potential scientists and engineers from the middle school population to enter the higher education pipeline and the professional science community.

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