Talking Science is recruiting participants

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Families play a vital role in children’s interests, including career interest. The Talking Science research team at FIU is looking at ways children experience that support in the home.

If your child is between the ages of 7 and 12 and you’re interested in joining the study, please contact Remy Dou and Heidi Cian.

Expectations when joining the study:

  • A 10-minute, over-the-phone parent interview
  • A 30-40 minute, activity-based child interview through Zoom
  • A small “Thank You” gift mailed to your child
  • Contribution to a study on how to support families’ engagement with science

Large gaps exist in the research literature that leave many questions about the content, context and structure of effective “science talk” unanswered. Even less is understood about the extent to which these conversation features differ for Hispanic/Latino individuals.

The overarching goals of CAREER: Talking Science, Early STEM Identity Formation Through Everyday Science Talk (Talking Science) can be found here.

This research is funded by the National Science Foundation.