2022 Poster: The Effect of Building Materials on Families’ Spatial Conversations During a Playful Construction Activity

Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Resource Type:
Conference Proceedings | Reference Materials
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Making and Tinkering Programs
Audience: 
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Families | Museum/ISE Professionals | Learning Researchers
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | Engineering | General STEM
Organization:
Northwestern University, Loyola University Chicago
Description: 

Children’s and parents’ spatial language use (e.g., talk about shapes, sizes and locations) supports children’s spatial skill development. Families use spatial language during playful construction activities. Spatial language use varies with construction activity design characteristics, such as the activity’s play goals. What is the connection between the building materials used and the spatial conversations families have during a construction activity?

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 
1906940
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 
1906839
Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL)
Award Number: 
1906808

Team Members

Evan VlahandreasEvan VlahandreasAuthor
Claire MasonClaire MasonAuthor
Naomi PolinskyNaomi PolinskyAuthor
David UttalDavid UttalAuthor

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