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Student Survey on Interest and Ideas about Science – End of Term

This survey asks questions about your experiences with science. It is not a test about what you know.
Science is a way of investigating and understanding different things in the world—like animals, plants, people,
rocks, and space. We want to learn about when you have had chances to do and learn science and how you feel
about science. There are no “right” or “wrong” answers in this survey, we just want to know what YOU think.
This survey should take you about 40 minutes to complete. You do not have to take this survey if you do not
want to. If you don’t want to take it, just tell the person who gave it to you, or else turn it in without any
answers. You can also skip any question that you don’t want to answer. Your answers will be kept private —
they will not be shown to your parents or teachers or friends or family.

* 1. Name

* 2. Date

* 3. Birthday (Month, Date, Year)

* 4. School

* 5. A. First we have a few questions about who you are.

Are you a girl or boy?

* 6. How old are you?

* 7. What are your favorite Tv Shows or channels? List up to four

* 8. What are you favorite things to read? List up to four

* 9. B. Next we want to ask you about things you find interesting:

Please read the following statements and circle the choice the most truthfully tells how you feel about that statement.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Don't Know Agree Strongly Agree
a. Science magazines and stories are interesting
b. I like to watch TV programs about science
c. I enjoy collecting leaves or other things from the outdoors
d. I would like to listen to scientists talk about their jobs
e. I want to know what causes wind
f. I would like to experiment with the gadgets inside the space shuttle
g. It is BORING to visit with scientists in their labs

* 10. Here is another set of statements. Please circle the choice that most truthfully tells how you feel about that statement.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Don't Know Agree Strongly Agree
a. It is fun to see inside of toys to learn how they work
b. I like to talk about the planets and stars
c. Movies and pictures about volcanoes are interesting
d. I like to watch the sky and stars at night
e. It is fun to take walks and just look at plants and animals
f. I like to grow plants
g. I like to watch the TV news reports about the space shuttle

* 11. Please read the following statements and circle the choice that most truthfully tells how you feel about that statement

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Don't Know Agree Strongly Agree
a. I would like to visit a museum to see a dinosaur bone
b. I like to ask questions about how animals live
c. I like to search for answers to questions about space travel
d. It is BORING to learn new space travel
e. I wonder what causes colorful sunsets
f. I like to watch clouds move across the sky

* 12. What do you think is the MOST important part of being good at SCIENCE AT SCHOOL?

* 13. What do you think is the MOST important part of being a GOOD PROFESSIONAL SCIENTIST?

* 14. Please read the following statements and circle the choice that most truthfully tells how you feel about that statement.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Don't Know Agree Strongly Agree
a. Science is useful in helping to solve the problems of everyday life
b. Science is something I enjoy very much
c. I would like to do some extra or un-assigned reading in science
d. Science is easy for me
e. Most people should study some science
f. Sometimes I read ahead in our science book

* 15. Please read the following statements and circle the choice that most truthfully tells how you feel about that statement

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Don't Know Agree Strongly Agree
a. Science is helpful in understanding today's world
b. I usually understand what we are talking about in science
c. My teacher makes science interesting
d. I feel tense when someone talks to me about science
e. My teacher presents science in a clear and understandable way
f. Science is of great importance to a country's development

* 16. This is the last set of these questions. Please circle the choice that most truthfully tells how you feel about each statement.

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Don't Know Agree Strongly Agree
a. It is important to know science in order to get a good job
b. I like the challenge of science assignments
c. It makes me nervous to even think about doing science
d. It is important to me to understand the work I do in science at school
e. I have a good feeling toward science
f. Science is one of my favorite subjects
g. I have a real desire to learn science

* 17. C. Now we would like to know about your future plans:

What kind of job do you expect to have when you grow up? (Choose the ONE job category you are MOST interested in doing)

* 18. During this program, did you learn about any jobs that you didn't know about before?

* 19. If you did learn about any new jobs, please tell us some of the new things you learned

* 20. D. Please answer these questions about your WetKids participation

Please tell us how much you enjoyed this program

* 21. If you were telling a friend about this program, what would you say was the most fun or interesting thing you did?

* 22. Tell us more! Why was this so interesting to you?

* 23. If you could do the program again, what would you like to change about it?

* 24. Please read the following statements and circle the choice that most truthfully tells how you feel about that statement

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Don't Know Agree Strongly Agree
a. This program made me FEEL EXCITED to do and learn more science in school
b. This program help me FEEL PREPARED to do well at science in school
c. This program made me want to do and learn more science IN MY FREE TIME.

* 25. Would you like to attend a program like this again?

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR IDEAS AND HELP!!

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