Faculty Advisor

Wodin-Schwartz, Sarah Jane

Faculty Advisor

Balistrieri, Thomas J.

Abstract

The purpose of this project was to work with middle school teachers to co-create a climate change curriculum to appear on an interactive website in an effort to educate and motivate their students. The website was evaluated with several surveys to determine its effectiveness in educating students about the climate change crisis and motivating behavior change. After completing modules on the website, most students learned more about climate change and were more likely to participate in climate action. The participating teachers thought some strengths of the website were the interactive elements, such as the videos and games, and its organization. The teachers plan to use the website next year and expand it beyond middle school students.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-10

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

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