The KC EMPOWER Project: Designing More Accessible STEM Activities

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This paper, published in K–12 STEM Education, describes an effort to examine how STEM resources could be made more accessible for students, regardless of what abilities they bring to the table. The authors looked at a small selection of afterschool STEM activities taken from 80 that were developed years ago through a previous National Science Foundation grant (Award # 0104671, Kinetic City After School: An On-line Adventure). Though the original project revolved around a story that was told online, most of the activities were hands-on. The authors' new look at the activities included one computer game and four off-line activities.


Bob Hirshon and Laureen Summers of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Babette Moeller, Wendy Martin

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