Research Papers/Topics in Science And Technology Education

The Relationship Between Science Process Skills and Student Attitude Toward Physics in Senior Secondary School in Aliero Metropolis

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the relationship between science process skills and student attitude toward physicsin senior secondary school in Aliero metropolis. The study adopted a descriptive survey design and datawere largely descriptive by nature. Two set of questionnaires namely; Science Process Skills Test (SPST)and Attitudes toward Physics Questionnaire (ATPQ) was used for Data collection constructed by theresearcher. These were administered to a sample of 203 students selected from ...

The RepRap 3-D Printer Revolution in STEM Education

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields of study meant to improve U.S. competitiveness by guiding curriculum and influencing education policy. STEM education begins with K-12 educators, who are struggling with how to implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) that now place explicit emphasis on the relationship of engineering to science. The NGSS guidelines suggest that science curriculum should have activities with an iterative process invol...

Open-source 3-D printing Technologies for education: Bringing Additive Manufacturing to the Classroom

Objective 3-D printing technologies have the potential to improve both Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and Career and Technical Education (CTE), as well as integrating these two educational emphases and providing opportunities for cross-curriculum engagement. The objective of this study is to investigate the potential of open-source (OS) technologies in an educational setting, given the combination of economic constraints affecting all educational envir...

A Virtual Educational Exchange: A North-South Virtually-Shared Class on Sustainable Development

Increasingly international competence is considered and important skill to be acquired from an undergraduate education. Because international exchange presents a challenge to many students, there is a need to develop and implement alternative means for incorporating international and cross-cultural experiences into the undergraduate classroom. We report on the implementation of a semester-long, virtually-shared course offering between a U.S. and a Bolivian university. Since STEM (science, tec...

Free and Open Source 3-D Model Customizer for Websites to Democratize Design with OpenSCAD

3-D printing has entered the consumer market because of recent radical price declines. Consumers can save substantial money by offsetting purchases with DIY pre-designed 3-D printed products. However, even more value can be obtained with distributed manufacturing using mass customization. Unfortunately, the average consumer is not technically sophisticated enough to easily design their own products. One solution to this is the use of an overlay on OpenSCAD parametric code, although current so...

Open Source 3-D Printers: An Appropriate Technology for Building Low Cost Optics Labs for the Developing Communities

The recent introduction of RepRap (self-replicating rapid prototyper) 3-D printers and the resultant open source technological improvements have resulted in affordable 3-D printing, enabling low-cost distributed manufacturing for individuals. This development and others such as the rise of open source-appropriate technology (OSAT) and solar powered 3-D printing are moving 3-D printing from an industry based technology to one that could be used in the developing world for sustainable developme...

THE EXTENT OF INTEGRATION IN THE GHANAIAN SHS INTEGRATED SCIENCE SYLLABUS

Integrated science is an approach by which scientific concepts and principles are presented in manner to express the fundamental unity of thought in science so as to avoid undue stress distinction among the various scientific field.  This implies that science must not be put into separate disciplines like physics, chemistry or biology when being presented. This means that an integrated science curriculum should not have separate discipline like physics, chemistry and biology and fo...