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Metabolizing science from the laboratory to the classroom: The Metabolt Educational Experience
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Space Technology.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Space Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-7148-8803
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Space Technology.
Luleå University of Technology, Department of Computer Science, Electrical and Space Engineering, Space Technology. Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra (CSIC-UGR), Granada, Spain.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6479-2236
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2019 (English)In: Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, Vol. 2, no 7, p. 9-26Article in journal, Letter (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The present article summarizes a pilot knowledge co-creation process experience done with a group of 15 eleven and twelve years old students of Porsöskolan, a public school near Luleå Tekniska Universitet from September 2018 to January 2019. The experience is based on a true research project of the Group of Atmospheric Science (GAS) called METABOLT, an instrument to investigate the metabolic activity of microorganisms in soils by measuring the electrochemical and gaseous bio signatures. In this paper, we explain how we have designed, developed, applied and evaluated a complete learning and engagement strategy to bring science from the laboratory to the classroom. The experience adapts the scientific method to the primary classroom level, taking as practical case the METABOLT experiment: identification of a problem, hypothesis design, experiment creation to get results, analysis and confrontation with the hypothesis and provisional conclusions to verify or discard them. After the experience a set of surveys were given to all the stakeholders, students, teachers and researchers to evaluate their perception of the effects of the activity. One unexpected result is the difference in perception between the teachers and students on the learning experience. This project demonstrates that professional researchers with the adequate communication strategy, training and tracking can promote a relevant learning process and achieve a social impact in different audiences

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STEM Publishers , 2019. Vol. 2, no 7, p. 9-26
Keywords [en]
Open research, Open science, knowledge co-creation, Primary education, METABOLT, scientific method, science understanding, science learning, STEM, learning by doing, microorganism, metabolic activity, Open Lab
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Behavioral Sciences Biology Aerospace Engineering
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Atmospheric science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-75441OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-75441DiVA, id: diva2:1341273
Available from: 2019-08-08 Created: 2019-08-08 Last updated: 2019-08-14Bibliographically approved

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