CAP 2013 Family Science

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  • 1. Erik Arends, Wouter Schrier, Pedro Russo, Olmo Landman, Robin Kleian Warsaw, October 18th 2013
  • 2. CONCEPT Families form research teams Perform multiple astronomy activities Science museum, tour included 4 sessions on Sunday mornings Underprivileged communities
  • 3. SESSION: CLASSIFYING We are all scientists Classifying / Sorting • • • Random objects Participants Astronomy pictures
  • 4. SESSION: THE MOON Mosaic of Moon: look for figures Phases of the Moon Distance to the Moon Craters
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  • 8. SESSION: SCALES Craft models to scale Estimate # stars with sand
  • 9. SESSION: THE INVISIBLE Decipher codes Play with different radiation Families send codes to each other
  • 10. FA M I L I E S Parents get tools to stimulate (Henderson & Mapp 2002) Ignites science talk (Noel-Storr, Drobnes & Mitchell 2008) Motivational issues and barriers (Little & Lauver 2005) Family day out
  • 11. L O C AT I O N / T I M E Not in underprivileged neighbourhood Target group gets in touch with museum Sunday morning = family time
  • 12. INTEREST Fully booked No full turn-out We increased maximum (1012 families)
  • 13. INTEREST Increasing turn-out • 10+12+17+20 = 59 children Session 2: 1 family returned Session 3: 2 “ Session 4: 6 “
  • 14. Session # children Cost (Euro) 1 10 70 2 12 40 3 17 71 4 20 74 TOTAL 59 255 • #4.32 euro per child Personnel costs: • During sessions (2 x 4 hr) • Development (2 x 8 hr)
  • 15. E VA L U AT I O N Inspired by session (y/n): 95% % UNAWE event Learn more % Astronomy tv show Planetarium 0 20 40 60 80
  • 16. E VA L U AT I O N Most used scientific skills • Finding links (75%) • Asking questions (65%) Interesting? 4.5 / 5 Comments • Too little time to finish • Hands-on most appreciated • Start with hands-on first
  • 17. FUTURE Sessions at IMC Weekend Schools Discussing new sessions at science museum
  • 18. Thank you!