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STEM20: Virtual Event

NSTA Press Session: Uncovering Elementary Students’ Ideas About Engineering and Technology

By Page Keeley (The Keeley Group: Fort Myers, FL), Cary Sneider (Portland State University: Portland, OR), Mihir Ravel (Olin College of Engineering: Needham, MA)

Engineering STEM Elementary

Learn how to use purposefully designed, engaging questions to elicit and address students’ commonly held ideas about core concepts and practices related to engineering and technology.


  1. Learn how formative assessment probes reveal students' ideas about engineering and technology, including common misconceptions and stereotypes about engineers.
  2. Learn how to embed the engineering and technology probes into instruction.
  3. Learn how the engineering and technology probes support disciplinary core ideas and practices.

Presenter Materials for this Session

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