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Take the Plunge: A STEM Camp Centered on Seafloor Science

Authors:

C. Geoffrey Wheat ,

Trevor Fournier,

Karen Monahan,

Claudia Paul

Abstract

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. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/cjme.1
Published on 01 Jan 2018.
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