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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(9), 1289-1300
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-9-8
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STEM Education: Organizing high School Students in Vietnam using Engineering Design Process to Fabricate Water Purification Systems

Dang Thi Oanh1, Le Van Dung2, Mai The Hung Anh3 and Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang2,

1Falcuty of Chemistry, Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi, Vietnam

2Falcuty of Chemistry, University of Education – Hue University, Hue City, Vietnam

3Falcuty of Primary Education, University of Education – Hue University, Hue City, Vietnam

Pub. Date: September 20, 2018

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Dang Thi Oanh, Le Van Dung, Mai The Hung Anh and Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang. STEM Education: Organizing high School Students in Vietnam using Engineering Design Process to Fabricate Water Purification Systems. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(9):1289-1300. doi: 10.12691/education-6-9-8

Abstract

Engineering design process is one of the problem – solving approachs used in STEM education. Students can engage in the practices of the engineering field through solving problems using the engineering design process. Based on literature reviews on Engineering design process as well as fabricating water filter system, this study presents 36 tenth-grade students of high school in Vietnam completed an engineering-based problem on filtering water involving integrated STEM learning. Students employed five – step engineering design processes and STEM disciplinary knowledge to plan, sketch, construct, evaluate and redesign water filter systems taken from public fountains, tap water, river water, sea water, and water contaminated with alum.

Keywords:
STEM education engineering design process water filter systems problem – solving approachs

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