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%T Dynamics of 5th Grade Students Engineering Service Learning Projects
%A Swenson, Jessica E.; Portsmore, M.
%D 2017
%8 2017-08-15
%I Tufts Archival Research Center
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%X Young students are natural problem solvers and engineers and therefore we are interested in understanding the ways in which they tackle engineering problems. The engineering design process is a representation of the practices engineers engage in when solving design problems and is commonly included as part of K-12 engineering education activities. Service learning projects are used in undergraduate engineering education to motivate students and give them real world experience [1]. Following this style of curricula we piloted an engineering service learning curriculum in one 5th grade classroom. Studentsâ€™ were asked to find a problem in their school and solve it using the engineering design process. We were interested in two things. First, what types of problems do students choose to pursue? Second, how do students go about evaluating their solution? In this paper, we will characterize the types of problems the students chose and how the type of problems were related to their approach to evaluating a prototype of their solution.
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%[ 2018-10-08
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