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Development of activities to promote the interest in science and technology in elementary and middle school students
Author(s): A. Sicardi-Segade; A. Campos-Mejía; C. Solano

Paper Abstract

Innovation through science and technology will be essential to solve important challenges humanity will have to face in the years to come, regarding clean energies, food quality, medicine, communications, etc. To deal with these important issues, it is necessary to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education in children. In this work, we present the results of the strategies that we have implemented to increase the elementary and middle school students interest in science and technology by means of activities that allow them to use and develop their creativity, team work, critical thinking, and the use of the scientific method and the engineering design process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 September 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9946, Optics Education and Outreach IV, 994616 (27 September 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2238209
Show Author Affiliations
A. Sicardi-Segade, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
A. Campos-Mejía, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)
C. Solano, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (Mexico)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9946:
Optics Education and Outreach IV
G. Groot Gregory, Editor(s)

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