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Bilingual STREAM: Inquiry of Water through Science and Engineering

  • Author(s): Mayer, Elena
  • Advisor(s): Allen, Bobbie M.
  • et al.

The field of science and engineering is rapidly expanding with new innovations. This bilingual American Sign Language/English curriculum provides inquiry in STREAM education for Deaf and hard of hearing students, incorporating visual and hands-on activities in three units and nine lessons. The first two units focused on science inquiry with the third unit being an engineering component, all integrating Next Generation Science Standards with bilingual strategies. The three goals of this curriculum focus on utilizing inquiry, developing academic language in ASL and English, and gaining a sense of responsibility for the environment. Implementation of this curriculum was done in a period of ten weeks, as measured by data collection of field notes, KWL charts, student vlogs and science journals, worksheets and group presentations.

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