LP Based Integration of Computing and Science Education in Middle Schools

Yuanlin Zhang, Jianlan Wang, Fox Bolduc, William G. Murray

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Abstract

There is a consensus on integrating computing with STEM teaching in K-12. However, very little is known about the integration. In this paper, we propose a novel framework for integrating science and computational thinking teaching using Logic Programming. We then develop and implement two 8-session integration modules on chemistry and physics for 6th and 7th graders. Pre- and post- tests, class observations and interviews show the feasibility of the framework in terms of 1) development and implementation of the modules, and 2) the students' learning outcomes on science content and Computational Thinking, and their acceptance of the integration.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompEd 2019 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Global Computing Education
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages44-50
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781450362597
DOIs
StatePublished - May 9 2019
Event2019 ACM Global Computing Education Conference, CompEd 2019 - Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Duration: May 17 2019May 19 2019

Publication series

NameCompEd 2019 - Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Global Computing Education

Conference

Conference2019 ACM Global Computing Education Conference, CompEd 2019
CountryChina
CityChengdu, Sichuan
Period05/17/1905/19/19

Keywords

  • Computing
  • Logic programming
  • Middle school science

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