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Title:Contrasts in climate change attitudes and STEM dispositions among children versus adults attending a science and technology exposition
Author(s):Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda
Subject(s):Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) attitudes
Climate change attitudes
Informal science
Abstract:Children and adults attending a thee-day Science and Technology Exposition in Washington D.C., during April 2016 completed Climate Change Attitude Surveys and STEM Semantic Differential Surveys while visiting a booth featuring hands on demonstrations of testing various household appliances for consumption of standby power. Demos were conducted by middle school teachers from three states in the USA as part of a four-year Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) project, funded by grant #1312168 from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). Findings were that adults overall were more positive than children but significantly higher than children only on the individual measures related to climate change. Overall the profiles of adults and children were similar. The authors conjecture this is due to the participants choosing to attend the expo event.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Knezek, G., & Christensen, R. (2017). Contrasts in Climate Change Attitudes and STEM Dispositions Among Children versus Adults Attending a Science and Technology Exposition. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 764-768).
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Gerald Knezek and Rhonda Christensen
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27

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