Start Date

6-4-2016 12:00 AM

Abstract

Service learning is a meaningful way to combine classroom instruction with community service. By applying course content to community activities, service learning projects engage students with the community and heighten public awareness of the subject matter. Advantages of service learning projects reach four populations: benefiting not only the student, faculty, and university but members of the local community as well. General Chemistry Laboratory students from KSU Trumbull Campus recently partnered with Book Buddies at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library to include a science literature night. For this special event, children (grades 1-4) selected from a list of science themed books to read with their assigned tutor and then subsequently participated in hands-on science experiments highlighting topics presented in the books. KSU Trumbull chemistry students designed all of the safe, fun, and entertaining experiments to excite young children and foster a positive learning experience with science.

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Apr 6th, 12:00 AM

Incorporating a Service Learning Component into General Chemistry Laboratory

Service learning is a meaningful way to combine classroom instruction with community service. By applying course content to community activities, service learning projects engage students with the community and heighten public awareness of the subject matter. Advantages of service learning projects reach four populations: benefiting not only the student, faculty, and university but members of the local community as well. General Chemistry Laboratory students from KSU Trumbull Campus recently partnered with Book Buddies at the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library to include a science literature night. For this special event, children (grades 1-4) selected from a list of science themed books to read with their assigned tutor and then subsequently participated in hands-on science experiments highlighting topics presented in the books. KSU Trumbull chemistry students designed all of the safe, fun, and entertaining experiments to excite young children and foster a positive learning experience with science.