BalloonSats
and Attitude toward Science
Robotics and Attitude toward
Science
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Social implications of science
Normality of scientists
Attitude toward scientific inquiry
Adoption of scientific attitudes
BalloonSats
BalloonSat Literature
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Mostly Descriptive
State Standards
Positive Student Response
Research with University Students
Taylor Study
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Intrinsic Motivation
Application Knowledge
Cognitive Skills
Content Knowledge
Student Attitudes toward Science
and TOSRA
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The social implications of science
The normality of scientists
Attitude toward scientific inquiry
The adoption of scientific attitudes
The enjoyment of science lessons
Leisure interest in science
Career interest in science
TOSRA
Reliability
0.66 – 0.93 (mean 0.82)
0.69 – 0.84 (retest)
Validity
0.10 – 0.59 (mean 0.33)
History of the BalloonSat Study
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BalloonSat Kit
Pre-Survey
Launches
Post-Survey
BalloonSat Kits
Student BalloonSats
Preparing for Launch
Lift Off
Recovery
Results
• ANCOVA
• Leisure Interest in Science
• No Gender Effect
Significance
F(1,135) = 3.91
p = 0.05
partial η2 = 0.03
Discussion
• The Need for Multiple Treatments
• Achievement and Attitude
• Social and Non-social Factors
• BalloonSats as a Leisure Activity
Recommendations
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Yearly BalloonSat projects
More students
More time
More references
Teacher training
Local vs distant launches
Elements of a BalloonSat project
Long term effects
NGSS
Example Presentation from Tyee
Middle School, Bellevue,
Washington
GROUP FOUR
Tyee MS: Satellite Club
By Jenny, Sally, Dennis, Tyler, Turner
PHOTOS
from the launches
< on the way up
Clouds and sky pictures >
PHOTOS
from the launches
< almost
up in space
(cont.)
PHOTOS
(cont.)
from the launches
< Near space pictures
PHOTOS
(cont.)
from the launches
^ on the way back
Some Hardships
during the experiment
• Picking the absolute design for the satellite
• Soldering the wires to the microchips without burning
anything
• Programming was difficult
• Tests:
– Shake
– Drop
– Camera
• Constructing interior
• Getting to know to parts of the satellite
Data Tables
Data Tables cont.
Altitude
NearSys 12F
90,000
80,000
70,000
Altitude (feet)
60,000
50,000
40,000
30,000
20,000
10,000
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20.0
30.0
40.0
50.0
60.0
70.0
MET (minutes)
80.0
90.0
100.0
110.0
120.0
Conclusion &
Answers
Our prediction: higher altitude =
to the investigation
higher temperature & lower humidity
Answer: The highest temperature was 57.4 ̊
degrees which was when was the beginning of
the launch (on Earth) and the lowest
temperature was -41 ̊which was near space.
The lowest humidity was -23.9% (Near space)
and highest humidity was 86.1% (On Earth).
There is a enormous difference of humidity and
temperature of on Earth and near Space.
Insights on
Experience
Sally; This new experience
wasetca memorable
our opinions,
afterschool activity. I met new friends and I got to
enjoy science more. We were all proud when we
finished the project.
Jenny; It was not what I’ve expected. I was very
frustrated when things went wrong but I’m proud of our
work.
Dennis; I believe satellite club was a great benefit in
my life I learned more about programming and
cooperating with others like usually I work singly. I was
dazzaled how the adults knew what we should do
easily when programming and it was just an amazing
experience. Sometimes we had some hard times but
then we would actually fix it later!
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Power Point presentation of my disseration