While most of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) efforts center on classroom programs, many lack hands-on activities that allow students to experience phenomenon-based learning and produce a complex scientific project. To meet this need, we developed weeklong STEM summer day camps for two age groups: rising third to fifth and sixth to ninth graders. Campers learn about seafloor exploration through multiple hands-on, technologyrooted, team-based activities. At the end of the week, campers design and present research missions for an actual seafloor feature, incorporating hypotheses, methods, and operations.
How to Cite:
Wheat, C. G., Fournier, T., Monahan, K., & Paul, C. (2018). Take the Plunge: A STEM Camp Centered on Seafloor Science. Current: The Journal of Marine Education, 31(2), 2–8.