Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit (CaSTL)

August 1st, 2014 - July 31st, 2019 | PROJECT

The Boys and Girls Club Afterschool Outreach Program, designed by UC Irvine Science Educators in conjunction with Chemistry at the Space-Time Limit faculty, aimed to increase elementary students' interest, enthusiasm, and learning outcomes in STEM fields through the development of hands-on physical science science lessons. External evaluation results showed the program was successful in altering students' perceptions of scientists and supported their internalization of science as a potential career choice. Now in its third year, the program continues includes support from undergraduate student, graduate student, and faculty volunteerism.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products
Science Animations: What Is An Atom And How Do We Know?
NGSS Lesson Plans
Bond Breaker Video Game: Classroom Edition with NGSS Lesson plans

Team Members

Lauren Shea, Project Manager, University of California, Irvine


Funding Source: NSF
Award Number: 1414466
Funding Amount: 8000000


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Scientists | Undergraduate | Graduate Students | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Public Programs