TechXcite is an engineering-focused, discovery-based after-school science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program. The free curriculum is downloadable from http://techxcite.pratt.duke.edu/and is comprised of eight Modules, each with four to five 45-minute activities that exercise the science and math learned in school by using engineering principles to build products or learn processes that improve the quality of life. Ninety-eight percent of TechXcite instructors indicated that students learned and demonstrated improved competence in science and engineering. TechXcite Modules include building prosthetic arms, infrared remote controls, solar-powered cars, harvesting rain water, and imaging biological systems.
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Sallee, J., Schmitt-McQuitty, L., Swint, S., Meek, A., Ybarra, G., & Dalton, R. (2015). TechXcite: Discover Engineering—A New STEM Curriculum. The Journal of Extension, 53(3), Article 12. https://doi.org/10.34068/joe.53.03.12