Sparking Curiosity

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

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Sparking Girls' Interest in Math and Science

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Learn what situational interest is and how it might transform into a long-term interest. View strategies designed to capture girls' interest in math and science courses.

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Instructional Methods That Spark Curiosity (Part 1)

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Dr. Jon Star discusses interest as a development process. Instructional activities that may spark children's curiosity can be the basis for a sustained individual interest later in...

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Expert Interview

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Instructional Methods That Spark Curiosity (Part 2)

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In this interview, Dr. Jon Star talks about strategies to spark students’ curiosity. What are the little and the bigger things that teachers can do in math and science lessons? Related...

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Expert Interview

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Science Activities That Engage Girls

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Four science teachers discuss nontraditional instruction and innovative project ideas. Girls learn to connect science concepts to everyday experiences and topics of interest to them. Related...

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School Example

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Strategies for Engaging Students

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A high school physics teacher describes strategies to capture students’ immediate interest in physics. Strategies include hands-on project work, cooperative learning, and connecting physical laws...

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Science in Motion

Girls in Math & Science > Sparking Curiosity > See How It Works

Watch a physics lab lesson about conservation of momentum. This lab connects the physics law to car accidents and provides practice opportunities about types of collisions. See the related sample...

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Careers in Science

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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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Career Brochure: Robotic Engineering

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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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Sample Material

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Lab Lesson Plan: Conservation of Momentum

Girls in Math & Science > Sparking Curiosity > See How It Works

In this lab class, students manipulate carts to learn about types of collisions and conservation of momentum. Related Files: Science in Motion (Video) Hillcrest High School Description

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Sample Material

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Career Brochure: Guide to Being a Psychologist

Girls in Math & Science > Sparking Curiosity > See How It Works

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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Sample Material

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Career Brochure: Environmental Engineering

Girls in Math & Science > Sparking Curiosity > See How It Works

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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Sample Material

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Career Brochure: Telecommunications Technician

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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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Sample Material

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