Evaluation of a K-8 LEGO robotics program

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the evaluation results from an annual LEGO robotics competition for students in elementary and middle schools held at Lubbock, Texas, that aims at increasing interest in science, technology, engineering, and math. In a before-after questionnaire we collected information on participants' attitudes toward the scientific method of investigation, robotics in general and LEGO robotics in particular, and problem solving in groups. We also collected demographic data of the participants to see in how far our program is able to attract females, minorities, and socio-economically disadvantaged students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCelebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Event41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011 - Rapid City, SD, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2011Nov 15 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Conference

Conference41st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference: Celebrating 41 Years of Monumental Innovations from Around the World, FIE 2011
CountryUnited States
CityRapid City, SD
Period10/12/1111/15/11

Keywords

  • K-12 Engineering Education
  • LEGO NXT Robotics
  • Program Evaluation
  • STEM Education

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