Spark initial curiosity and foster long-term interest in math and science.

The fact that girls lose interest in advanced math and science before they even reach their teens has long-term ramifications in education and industry. Providing students with engaging and meaningful activities as part of regular instruction leads to improved skills and test scores. The more interested students are in a subject, the more involved they become in their assignments, putting effort into their studies and engaging in deeper levels of thinking. Experts believe that increased student engagement in math and science at school will eventually lead to involvement in math- and science-related after-school activities and career aspirations.

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Designing Math and Science Lessons to Spark Girls' Curiosity

Use the tips provided in this tool to organize the integration of fun math and science activities for girls into the math/science curriculum, and to connect students to additional enrichment...

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07/25/2014
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Conducting a School Assessment: Sparking Curiosity

Use this assessment worksheet to examine the degree of school support for sparking interest in math and science, and to identify areas for improvement.

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07/25/2014
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Teacher Self-Reflection: Strategies for Sparking Curiosity

This evaluation form can be used to guide teachers’ self-reflection on instructional strategies for sparking initial curiosity and fostering long-term interest in math and science.

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07/25/2014
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Learning Together About Sparking Curiosity

Convene a school in-service session for teachers and use this protocol to learn strategies for sparking initial curiosity and fostering long-term interest in math and science. Related...

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07/25/2014
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Lesson Plan: Urban Legends Experiment and "Mythbusters" Extra Credit

This sample material contains classroom activities and extra credit work about all steps of scientific inquiry. To spark students' curiosity, all activities focus on common myths and urban...

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07/25/2014
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Sample Lesson Plan: Design Your Own Mall Store

This lesson plan includes drawing a complete floor plan of the store and aims to promote visual and spatial thinking skills, as well as classification skills, as students imagine the store they...

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07/25/2014
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Lesson Plan: Changing the Density of Bread

This lesson plan provides a hands-on opportunity to make predictions and experiment with a piece of bread to understand concepts related to mass, volume, and density. Related Files: Clarke...

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07/25/2014
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Career Brochure: Telecommunications Technician

In this brochure, a junior high school student describes the job of environmental engineers, the tasks involved and education required. She also highlights the benefits of the job and the appeal of...

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07/25/2014
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Career Brochure: Environmental Engineering

In this brochure, a junior high school student describes the job of environmental engineers, the tasks involved and education required. She also highlights the benefits of the job and the appeal of...

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07/25/2014
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Career Brochure: Robotic Engineering

In this brochure, a junior high school student explores the profession of robotic engineering. Using this brochure, the student leads a presentation about the types of work robots could...

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07/25/2014
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Career Brochure: Guide to Being a Psychologist

In this brochure, a junior high school student explores being a psychologist. In addition to basic facts such as educational requirements, she provides some interesting trivia to pique her...

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07/25/2014
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Careers in Science

Careers in Science

Students present about a career in science, technology, or engineering. The presentation includes job responsibilities and what they liked about the job. Also see the four related "career brochure"...

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