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Increasing Student Engagement by Connecting Chemistry and Invention
September 24, 2020 - September 25, 2020
What does it look like for students in the classroom (virtually and in-person) when chemistry concepts are introduced through the lens of invention education?
By aligning chemistry with inventive thinking there is a considerable opportunity to establish a pipeline of creative inventors to design technology with chemistry to improve human health and the environment. Learn how the ChemAttitudes Framework and the Invention Education Framework align to provide structure for demystifying chemistry, increasing interest, providing real-world context and boosting the feelings of self-efficacy of chemistry.
The student experiences and work highlighted draws from the NSF funded ChemAttitudes project developed by the team of Museum of Science, Boston, the National Informal STEM Education Network and the American Chemical Society to create curriculum and best practice instructional tools to stimulate interest, a sense of relevance and feelings of self-efficacy about chemistry among public audiences. This work is also coupled by the Lemelson Foundation’s Invention Education Framework that details key criteria to foster key inventive mindset characteristics within students as well.
Join Sustainable Invention Amabassador Loren Kristick and hear from her students about their experience.