Examining 4-H robotics and geospatial technologies in the learning of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics topics

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The study reported here investigated the use of educational robotics, paired with GPS and GIS geospatial technologies, as a context for learning selected concepts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics within a 4-H camp setting. The study involved 38 students between the ages of 11 to 15. A pretest-posttest quasi-experimental design was used in the study, with a 29-question multiple-choice instrument targeting various academic topics. The results of the study suggest that the 4H robotics and geospatial summer camp program is a promising approach for supporting STEM-related learning, as represented by a significant increase of means from pretest to posttest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number3IAW7
JournalJournal of Extension
Volume46
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008

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