Curiosity Camp in the Woods: 2015 Assessment Report

July 1st, 2015 | EVALUATION

The Curiosity Summer Camp was held in the Redwoods of Huddart Park, Woodside, CA. The camp provided an opportunity for students (ages 4-10) to experience learning in ways that are not always supported by the formal school science curriculum. By focusing on the engineering design process, the children learned to iterate and come back to the same model with a different approach, resulting in development of critical thinking skills and persistence.

We engaged 12 PreK-5 students in a 100-hour hands-on engineering camp. The age cohorts we assessed were: 4-5, 6-7 and 8-10. The sample size was very low and thus this work needs to be further explored.


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Funding Source: Private Foundation
Funding Program: Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation

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Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Pre-K Children (0-5)
Discipline: Engineering | Nature of science
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Formative | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Rubric
Environment Type: Summer and Extended Camps