4-H Science Interest and Abilities Evaluation Questions These question sets are for use with kids 12 years

and older. We are currently working on creating a corresponding set of answer categories that use smiley faces for younger kids. If possible, administer these questions pre and post program. The following 2 pages can be cut and pasted into your evaluation tool or use as is. Any questions should be directed to Deb Dietrich, Berks County, dad7@psu.edu, 610-378-1327.

Please help us learn a little bit more about your interest and abilities is science. Answer these questions before your 4-H program begins, please. Science Interest:
Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements. (Select ONE in each row.) I don’t kn ow a. I like science. b. Science is boring. c. Science is useful for solving everyday problems. 0 0 0 0 0 Strongly Dis agr ee 1 1 1 1 1 Disagre e 2 2 2 2 2 Strongl y Agr ee 4 4 4 4 4

Agree

3 3 3 3 3

d. When I graduate from high school, I would like to have a job related to science. e. I do science-related activities that are not for schoolwork.

Science Abilities:
Please let us know how often each of these statements is true for you. (Select ONE in each row.) I don’t kno w a. I can use specific science knowledge to form a question. b. I can ask a question that can be answered by collecting data. c. I can design a scientific procedure/experiment to answer a question. 0 0 0 0 Neve r 1 1 1 1 Sometime s 2 2 2 2 Usuall y 3 3 3 3 Alway s 4 4 4 4

d. I can record data accurately.

I don’t kno w e. I can analyze the results of a scientific investigation. 0

Neve r 1

Sometime s 2

Usuall y 3

Alway s 4

Now we’d like to know whether your interest and abilities in science have changed as a result of participating in this 4-H Science Program. Science Interest:
Please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statements. (Select ONE in each row.) I don’t kn ow f. I like science. 0 0 0 0 0 Strongly Dis agr ee 1 1 1 1 1 Disagre e 2 2 2 2 2 Strongl y Agr ee 4 4 4 4 4

Agree

3 3 3 3 3

g. Science is boring. h. Science is useful for solving everyday problems. i. j. When I graduate from high school, I would like to have a job related to science. I do science-related activities that are not for schoolwork.

Science Abilities:
Please let us know how often each of these statements is true for you. (Select ONE in each row.) I don’t kno w f. I can use specific science knowledge to form a question. 0 0 Neve r 1 1 Sometime s 2 2 Usuall y 3 3 Alway s 4 4

g. I can ask a question that can be answered by collecting data.

I don’t kno w h. I can design a scientific procedure/experiment to answer a question. i. j. I can record data accurately. I can analyze the results of a scientific investigation. 0 0 0

Neve r 1 1 1

Sometime s 2 2 2

Usuall y 3 3 3

Alway s 4 4 4

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