Yıl 2021, Cilt 6 , Sayı 1, Sayfalar 40 - 45 2021-01-04

Integrating Engineering, Science, Reading, and Robotics across Grades 3-8 in a STEM Education Era

Hasan DENİZ [1] , Erdogan KAYA [2] , Ezgi YESİLYURT [3] , Anne NEWLEY [4] , Emily LİN [5]


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) entered the general lexicon in the United States within the last ten years. Both Presidents Obama and Trump emphasized STEM education as a priority for the United States because the number of college graduates with STEM degrees is perceived as an important factor contributing to the global competitiveness of the United States. STEM refers to four disciplines but the acronym is generally interpreted to mean science or math rather than technology or engineering because only science and mathematics are included oftentimes in the school curriculum. In this paper, we describe our attempts to teach integrated STEM units to grades 3-8 students based on five different articles. The first two articles describe how we engaged grades 3-5 elementary students, in two different engineering design challenges (soda can crusher design and trash grabber design) by using our engineering design model. The third article summarizes how we taught epistemological aspects of engineering using picture books within an engineering design challenge. The fourth article illustrates how students in groups of two or three created biomimetic robots with coding. The fifth article details how students built an animatronic zoo showcasing a particular biome and animals living in it by using computational thinking.
STEM, Computational thinking, Engineering design, Nature of engineering, Robotics, Coding
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Birincil Dil en
Konular Bilgisayar Bilimleri, Bilgi Sistemleri
Bölüm Research Article
Yazarlar

Orcid: 0000-0001-9646-6865
Yazar: Hasan DENİZ (Sorumlu Yazar)
Kurum: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ülke: United States


Orcid: 0000-0003-1259-2595
Yazar: Erdogan KAYA
Kurum: George Mason University
Ülke: United States


Orcid: 0000-0002-1612-9904
Yazar: Ezgi YESİLYURT
Kurum: Weber State University
Ülke: United States


Orcid: 0000-0002-6031-1906
Yazar: Anne NEWLEY
Kurum: Arizona State University
Ülke: United States


Orcid: 0000-0002-9336-9020
Yazar: Emily LİN
Kurum: University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Ülke: United States


Tarihler

Başvuru Tarihi : 13 Ağustos 2020
Kabul Tarihi : 17 Aralık 2020
Yayımlanma Tarihi : 4 Ocak 2021

APA Deniz, H , Kaya, E , Yesilyurt, E , Newley, A , Lin, E . (2021). Integrating Engineering, Science, Reading, and Robotics across Grades 3-8 in a STEM Education Era . Journal of Learning and Teaching in Digital Age , 6 (1) , 40-45 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/joltida/issue/59433/854125