ExCITES: DIY Sun Science
Lawrence Hall of Science, UC Berkeley
The DIY Sun Science app (for iPhones and iPads) allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the Sun at home, at school, or anywhere they go.
- Improve STEM Instruction
- Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM
- Contribute to the conversation about building new models for leveraging SMD assets and expertise and achieving the most significant impact of STEM education investments.
- Build and use evidence-based approaches
and participating in a focus group at the Hall. Groups were recruited via an email request on the Berkeley Parents Network listserve.
Four families participated in the evaluation. Children in these families were ages 10, 11, 12, and 13 and included 2 girls and 2 boys. Four parents (2 men and 2 women) participated in the testing and focus group as well.
Participants were asked to provide general feedback on the user interface and the app as a whole, as well as each section of the app (Activities, Solar Observatory, Images and Videos).