DOI

10.17077/aseenmw2014.1029

Location

Lucus Dodge Room, 256 IMU

Start Date

10-17-2014 2:00 PM

End Date

10-17-2014 2:18 PM

Abstract

The importance of reading to preschool and kindergarten aged children has been well documented. This paper presents in-progress work developing a methodology for assessing the engineering and STEM content in books intended for this age group. Of particular interest is whether the STEM content is portrayed accurately. We present a sample investigation and rubric, focusing on robots.

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Copyright © 2014 Allison Lague, Stephanie McCartan and AnnMarie Thomas

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Oct 17th, 2:00 PM Oct 17th, 2:18 PM

Stories to Inspire Very Young Engineers: Can Robots Burp?

Lucus Dodge Room, 256 IMU

The importance of reading to preschool and kindergarten aged children has been well documented. This paper presents in-progress work developing a methodology for assessing the engineering and STEM content in books intended for this age group. Of particular interest is whether the STEM content is portrayed accurately. We present a sample investigation and rubric, focusing on robots.