Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Center

AUSTR / Australia

Abstract

Our team conducted an in-depth analysis of the Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation's (CSIRO) Holiday Science Activities in Melbourne, Australia. We obtained data through parental surveys before the activities; observations of the children during the activities; telephone interviews with parents after the completion of the activities; observations and interviews with program directors of other holiday programs around Melbourne; and interviews with the CSIRO staff. We concluded that the programs satisfied both parents and children by exciting science interest in children; however, we also identified possible improvements for future programs.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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