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Paper: Tour Through the Solar System: A Hands-On Planetary Geology Course for High School Students
Volume: 443, Earth and Space Science: Making Connections in Education and Public Outreach
Page: 323
Authors: Sherman, S. B.; Gillis-Davis, J. J.
Abstract: We have developed a course in planetary geology for high school students, the primary goals of which are to help students learn how to learn, to reduce the fear and anxiety associated with learning science and math, and to encourage an interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Our emphasis in this course is on active learning in a learner-centered environment. All students scored significantly higher on the post-knowledge survey compared with the pre-knowledge survey, and there is a good correlation between the post-knowledge survey and the final exam. Student evaluations showed an increased interest in STEM fields as a result of this course.
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