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Abstract Title: Infusing Engineering Design in a Physics Course for Pre-Service Elementary Teachers
Abstract: The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Lead States, 2013) and science standards of many states emphasize meaningful integration of engineering design in K-12 science instruction. Most current science courses that prepare K-12 elementary teachers do not include such integrated experiences. We describe an instructional unit that integrates learning of electric circuits in the context of an engineering design challenge in a physics course for future elementary teachers. We will describe the underlying framework and challenges of implementation. We also discuss students' performance on the engineering design tasks and the ways in which they integrate science concepts to inform their design and redesign of the engineering challenge.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation
Session Time: Poster Session II
Poster Number: B60

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Jeffrey W. Murray
Purdue University
105 N. University Ave
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
West Lafayette, IN 47907
and Co-Presenter(s)
Yuri Piedrahita Uruena
N. Sanjay Rebello
Brenda Capobianco