Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry is a set of free hands-on activities and tips for chemists and science educators to use when they share science with school-aged children. Videos and instructions show prospective presenters what to do and say to empower children in guided exploration.
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Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry is the result of a collaborative project between the National Informal STEM Education Network and the American Chemical Society with funding from the National Science Foundation. The title of the project, ChemAttitudes, reflects the goal to stimulate interest, sense of relevance, and feelings of self-efficacy about chemistry among public audiences.
Using the iterative process of design-based research, hands-on activities and facilitation strategies were tested with different audiences and optimized by a team of experienced informal science educators and researchers. The research method and findings are presented in Let’s Do Chemistry: A Framework and Strategies to Encourage Positive Attitudes toward Learning Chemistry in Museums and Informal Settings.
The Explore Science: Let’s Do Chemistry resources were packed in large boxes and shipped in September 2018 to 250 organizations, including science centers, ACS Local Sections and ACS Student Chapters for chemistry events and National Chemistry Week celebrations. These are reusable, and may be available for use from one of your local organizations. However, all of the instructions, guides, signs, and videos will remain free for all to use at http://www.nisenet.org/chemistry-kit.
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