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SCIENCE SERVICE LEARNING<br />                       Ann Cartwright, Ph.D., Chair<br />     			Ruben Ramirez, Lab Supervis...
WHAT IS  SERVICE LEARNING?<br />  Students are given an opportunity for active learning while providing a service to the c...
WHAT IS SCIENCE SERVICE LEARNING?<br /> College students are responsible for helping pre-college age students perform  han...
Science Service Learning Esson, J. M.; Stevens-Truss, R.; Thomas, A.  J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1168-1173.<br />Improves co...
1990 INVITED THE FIRST CHILDREN TO VISIT SCIENCE<br />
1994 INVITED FIRST CHILDREN TO DO HANDS-ON EXPERIMENTS<br />
   1997 STARTED ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK<br />
 ACIDS AND BASES<br />
SHRINKY DINKSProperties of Polymers<br />
1997 COLLEGE STUDENTS WERE TRAINED TO SERVE AS SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES  <br />
1997 STARTED DOING FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHTS AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS<br />
SCIENCE NIGHTS<br />
SCIENCE NIGHTS<br />
  SCIENCE SERVICE LEARNING<br />Spring 2008 Four Family Science Nights at Elementary Schools & Two Science Fairs<br />Fall...
ADOPTION OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL<br />We visited all seven fourth-grade classes at Genoa Elementary School over a six week...
Sugar Content in Soft Drinks vs. Fruit Juice<br />
     Gas Content in      Regular Soft Drinks vs. Diet Drinks  <br />
What Toothpaste Is Most Effective In Removing Stain?<br />
Absorbency of Diapers vs. Type of Liquid<br />
Does Laundry Detergent, Dishwashing Detergent, Liquid Soap or Shampoo Disperse Oil the Best?<br />
COLLEGE STUDENTS COMMENTS ABOUT THE CHILDREN	<br />“Young students  really look up to us college students.”<br />“I saw a ...
COLLEGE STUDENT COMMENTS<br />“I’ve never been so involved in a class before.  It inspires me to be a better student and t...
CHILDREN’S COMMENTS<br />“Your college deserves 400 billion rounds of applause, but I’ll be dead probably before I get to ...
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ COMMENTS<br />“Your experiments were simple, but thought provoking –a wonderful experience.”<b...
BIBLIOGRAPHY<br />Esson, J. M.; Stevens-Truss, R.; Thomas, A.  J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1168-1173.<br />Hatcher-Skeers, M....
   FUNDING	<br />Exxon Corporation  (Prior to Merger with Mobil)<br />Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Soc...
Special Thanks<br />Tiffany Sosa & Hilary Carter, Honor Students<br />Lab Assistants<br />College Students<br />Profession...
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Science Service Learning

  1. 1. SCIENCE SERVICE LEARNING<br /> Ann Cartwright, Ph.D., Chair<br /> Ruben Ramirez, Lab Supervisor<br /> Department of Science<br /> San Jacinto College-Central<br />
  2. 2. WHAT IS SERVICE LEARNING?<br /> Students are given an opportunity for active learning while providing a service to the community.<br />
  3. 3. WHAT IS SCIENCE SERVICE LEARNING?<br /> College students are responsible for helping pre-college age students perform hands-on experiments. <br />
  4. 4. Science Service Learning Esson, J. M.; Stevens-Truss, R.; Thomas, A. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1168-1173.<br />Improves cognitive skills<br />Improves course-related skills and self-reported learning outcomes<br />Increases academic, interpersonal and leadership skills<br />Increases community engagement<br />Increases exposure to career development opportunities<br />Improves self-esteem<br />Increases ability to apply course concepts to new real-world situations<br />
  5. 5. 1990 INVITED THE FIRST CHILDREN TO VISIT SCIENCE<br />
  6. 6. 1994 INVITED FIRST CHILDREN TO DO HANDS-ON EXPERIMENTS<br />
  7. 7. 1997 STARTED ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL CHEMISTRY WEEK<br />
  8. 8. ACIDS AND BASES<br />
  9. 9. SHRINKY DINKSProperties of Polymers<br />
  10. 10. 1997 COLLEGE STUDENTS WERE TRAINED TO SERVE AS SCIENCE FAIR JUDGES <br />
  11. 11. 1997 STARTED DOING FAMILY SCIENCE NIGHTS AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS<br />
  12. 12. SCIENCE NIGHTS<br />
  13. 13. SCIENCE NIGHTS<br />
  14. 14. SCIENCE SERVICE LEARNING<br />Spring 2008 Four Family Science Nights at Elementary Schools & Two Science Fairs<br />Fall 2008 & 2009 National Chemistry Week Celebration with 120 4th Graders &<br /> Adopted an Elementary School<br />Spring 2009 & 2010 Three Science Fairs,<br /> 130 4th Grade Visitors, Expanding Your Horizons<br /> In Science & Math<br />
  15. 15. ADOPTION OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL<br />We visited all seven fourth-grade classes at Genoa Elementary School over a six week period in Fall 2008 & Fall 2009 to do one detailed experiment with each class.<br />We returned in November to judge their Science Fair. The teacher and class put together the tri-board for presentation.<br />
  16. 16. Sugar Content in Soft Drinks vs. Fruit Juice<br />
  17. 17. Gas Content in Regular Soft Drinks vs. Diet Drinks <br />
  18. 18. What Toothpaste Is Most Effective In Removing Stain?<br />
  19. 19. Absorbency of Diapers vs. Type of Liquid<br />
  20. 20. Does Laundry Detergent, Dishwashing Detergent, Liquid Soap or Shampoo Disperse Oil the Best?<br />
  21. 21. COLLEGE STUDENTS COMMENTS ABOUT THE CHILDREN <br />“Young students really look up to us college students.”<br />“I saw a few students get very excited when they grasped the concept. I have a sense of gratification.”<br />“This special night could also encourage them to pursue a higher education.”<br />
  22. 22. COLLEGE STUDENT COMMENTS<br />“I’ve never been so involved in a class before. It inspires me to be a better student and take advantage of opportunities.”<br />“These activities provide a hands-on learning approach which reinforces material that has been taught in class.”<br />
  23. 23. CHILDREN’S COMMENTS<br />“Your college deserves 400 billion rounds of applause, but I’ll be dead probably before I get to 1 million claps.”<br />“Now my sister and I are starting a small science lab in my bedroom .”<br />“It was a wonderful opportunity for 4th graders to learn moreabout science. At this age you get inspired in things that you might want to be when you grow up.”<br />
  24. 24. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ COMMENTS<br />“Your experiments were simple, but thought provoking –a wonderful experience.”<br />“I was especially pleased to hear how your students were able to relate to our learning disabled and limited English students.”<br />“With the college students bringing in real scientific equipment and lowering the student to teacher ratio, students are able to really be involved in the process.”<br />
  25. 25. BIBLIOGRAPHY<br />Esson, J. M.; Stevens-Truss, R.; Thomas, A. J. Chem. Educ. 2005, 82, 1168-1173.<br />Hatcher-Skeers, M.; Aragon, E. J. Chem. Educ. 2002, 79, 462-464.<br />LeRiviere, F. J.; Miler, L. M.; Millard, J. T. JChem. Educ. 2007, 84, 1636-1639.<br />http://depts.washington.edu/ssl/Main/wathssl.html<br />
  26. 26. FUNDING <br />Exxon Corporation (Prior to Merger with Mobil)<br />Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Society<br />
  27. 27. Special Thanks<br />Tiffany Sosa & Hilary Carter, Honor Students<br />Lab Assistants<br />College Students<br />Professional Development Center<br />

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