Middle school students science curiosity on both sides of the El Paso/Juarez border

Manuela Ortiz, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate middle school student interest in the Physical Sciences on both sides of the Mexican-American border, in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. We used a structured survey consisting of 30 science curiosity items. Our sample consists of 685 middle school students from Juarez public schools and 585 middle school students from El Paso public schools. The students from Juarez are currently taking a physics class. The students from El Paso have not taken a course solely and specifically in physics. Our results show as we predict that Mexican students have a greater science curiosity than USA students. We found that Mexican students have a science curiosity level of 109.05 and for USA we obtained 98.37, according to ANOVA analysis the differences between this values are statistically significant. ^

Subject Area

Education, Secondary|Education, Sciences

Recommended Citation

Ortiz, Manuela, "Middle school students science curiosity on both sides of the El Paso/Juarez border" (2006). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI1435452.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI1435452

Share

COinS