Project Type IQP Submission date 2011-03-03 Authors Peter M Chunis, BE Erika Regina Ortiz, BIO Briana B Rawson, brawson@WPI.EDU, BE Lucas A Smith-Horn, CE URN E-project-030311-003209 Division Education in a Technological Society Center AUSTR / Australia Sponsor CSIRO Title Examining Parents’ Responses to CSIRO’s Holiday Science Activities Advisor Ault, Holly Keyes, ME Availability unrestricted
Our team conducted an in-depth analysis of the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation's (CSIRO) Holiday Science Activities in Melbourne, Australia. We obtained data through parental surveys before the activities; observations of the children during the activities; telephone interviews with parents after the completion of the activities; observations and interviews with program directors of other holiday programs around Melbourne; and interviews with the CSIRO staff. We concluded that the programs satisfied both parents and children by exciting science interest in children; however, we also identified possible improvements for future programs.
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