Exploring Physics Confidence Survey

This evaluation instrument was developed for Exploring Physics, an extra curricular program for 5-7 grade students, with a focus on female students. It is part of an NSF funded program entitled Promoting Young Women in the Physical Sciences.

Average Review: 3 (3.0)

by anonymous, Youth Development Advisor, University of California, 3

I like how this tool promotes thinking and problem solving, and feel it does a nice job of assessing confidence and attitude in a non-threatening way. Additionally, when used as a pre-test, I could see the questions sparking the imagination and enthusiasm of the students to actually try the experiments described in the survey. The actual survey could really only be replicated if the facilitators had the accompanying curricula. However, the design would be appropriate for assessing a variety of curricula.