Make to Learn Invention Kits

ID: 51986 Type: Full Paper
  1. James Rutter, University of Virginia, United States
  2. Nigel Standish, Charlottesvile City Schools, United States
  3. David Slykhuis, University of Nothern Colorado, United States
  4. Glen Bull, University of Virginia, United States

Thursday, March 29 10:45 AM-11:15 AM

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The development of the Make to Learn Invention Kits began four years ago leveraging collaboration between the University of Virginia, Princeton University, and the National Museum of American History In 2016 we reported the change in misconceptions students displayed after participating in the Solenoid Invention Kit The formative evaluation in that study informed the development of the summative assessment used in this paper The previous report focused primarily on participants in a single mid-atlantic middle school This school received significant on-site support from developers and engaged in a constant, real-time refinement loop during implementation The study reported in this paper includes three middle schools who enacted the Invention Kits with little to no support They relied on the official Invention Kit website, wwwmaketolearncom, during implementation

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