Faculty Advisor

Hunter, Allison

Faculty Advisor

Ryder, Elizabeth F.


Scientific identity is the characteristic of an individual that allows one to think following common scientific principles. This project attempted to implement a curriculum based on interactive, hands-on activities to improve scientific identity. Since these activities allowed students to interact with each other, our team expected to positively impact their scientific identity. To assess self-identity, this project attempted to show how sixth grade students perceive science after working through the activities. Through evaluation questions and additional surveys handed out at the end of the activities, we were able to assess student self-identity. The team concluded that through the activities performed in this project, the students were able to maintain a high level of identity.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2013

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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