Poster: Parent-Child Narrative Reflections about Engineering Projects Made in a Children’s Museum

April 12th, 2018 | RESEARCH

This study focused on narrative reflections families recorded shortly after they visited the Tinkering Lab exhibit at Chicago Children’s Museum. They recorded their narrative reflections in a multi-media station called Story Hub. Some families brought the projects they had made in Tinkering Lab with them into Story Hub. We asked if families who had their project with them engaged in more STEM-related talk and associations to prior and future experiences than those who did not.



Team Members

Patrick Palmer, Author, Loyola University Chicago
Lauren Pagano, Author, Loyola University Chicago
Catherine Haden, Author, Loyola University Chicago


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1516541
Funding Amount: $739,522

Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1515771
Funding Amount: $387,628

Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1515788
Funding Amount: $607,195

Related URLs

Collaborative Research: Advancing Early STEM Learning Opportunities Through Tinkering and Reflection


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM
Resource Type: Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Making and Tinkering Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs

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This material is supported by National Science Foundation award DRL-2229061, with previous support under DRL-1612739, DRL-1842633, DRL-1212803, and DRL-0638981. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations contained within are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of NSF.

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