Design Technology in After School Programs

March 15th, 1999 - September 30th, 2003 | PROJECT

Design Technology in After School Programs is a collaboration between science centers and community-based programs to provide "hands on" activities for children age 6-10 in an informal setting. This project enables science centers and community-based organizations to use their expertise to conduct outreach for students and their parents using activities developed. The activities will consist of a variety of design projects that will challenge children to build working models of technological devices. The materials involved in the activities are common everyday items that are usually found around the home. The project will be scaled up each of the three years to reach six science centers and 25-30 after school programs in major areas of the eastern part of the United States. The PI will produce a manual for collaboration and a design technology guide for publication and national dissemination. The cost sharing for this project is 33% of the total project budget.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Design It! Building Design Challenges in After School Programs: Final Evaluation Report

Team Members

Bernard Zubrowski, Principal Investigator, Education Development Center


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9814765
Funding Amount: 1669078


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers
Discipline: Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Afterschool Programs | Public Programs