EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 200, 2019The International Symposium on Education in Astronomy and Astrobiology (ISE2A 2017)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||01 February 2019|
Evaluation research using astronomy theatre suggests good promise for young Spanish-origin women to choose science majors
Vatican Observatory, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
2 The Human Sentience Project LLC, 400 E. Deer's Rest Pl., Tucson AZ 85704, USA
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Published online: 1 February 2019
We report evaluation findings and best practices from a morning of research with senior class students at an all-Spanish-origin, secondary school in the southwest United States. We found a jump in interest toward science for the women who self-identified as humanities students, and over the morning, surprisingly, this affected their remembrance of previous attitudes. Our results for this and other evaluations corroborate that experiential activities involving one-to-one or group activities are useful in attracting high school and college students to the sciences, especially young women. These results also pointed toward best practices.
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