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Science Camp Survey


Below are eighteen questions to answer and return to our office in the enclosed envelope. Before you answer the questions, please make sure you and your parents have read and signed the enclosed consent form. Please answer the questions honestly. There are no correct answers. For confidentiality purposes please do not write your name on the forms. Instead use the last four digits of your social security (or the last four digits of your telephone number if you do not have a social security number). Thank you!

Last four digits of social security number _______

1. Your grade level next school year: 6 _____ 7 _____

2. Are you:

an only child _____
oldest child _____
youngest child _____
between oldest and youngest _____

3. When I compare my friends with others of my same age, I think that we are probably

a. a very smart group _____
b. a smart group _____
c. an average group _____
d. a dumb group _____

4. Compared to my friends, I am probably

a. really smart _____
b. smart _____
c. just average _____
d. sort of dumb _____

5. My teachers usually think I am

a. one of the smartest in the class _____
b. smart _____
c. average _____
d. dumb _____

6. My family expects my schoolwork to be

a. mostly As _____
b. As and Bs _____
c. Bs and Cs _____
d. mostly Cs _____
e. my family doesn't expect anything in particular _____

7. Because of the way I act in school, most of the kids think I am

a. really smart _____
b. smart _____
c. just average _____
d sort of dumb _____

8. I think I have the ability to do work in science that is

a. excellent _____
b. good _____
c. fair _____
d. poor _____

9. The grades I get in science show me

a. that I am smart _____
b. that I studied hard _____
c. that I need to study harder _____
d. that I don't know much _____
e. not much of anything _____

10. The grades that I get in science are

a. very important _____
b. important _____
c. sort of important _____
d. not worth worrying about _____

11. I usually try to get grades that are

a. mostly As _____
b. As and Bs _____
c. Bs and Cs _____
d. Cs or just passing _____
e. I don't try to get any particular grades _____

12. I would grade my science schoolwork as

a. outstanding _____
b. good _____
c. average _____
d. below average or sometimes failing _____

13. When a class is boring I usually

a. make myself listen carefully anyway _____
b. listen for something important _____
c. think about other things _____
d. rest my mind _____

14. I believe my science class is

a. generally worth thinking about _____
b. usually worth thinking about _____
c. sometimes worth thinking about _____
d. rarely worth thinking about _____
e. not important enough to think about _____

15. When I do my science homework, it's really important to me to

a. really know the material well, no matter how long it takes me _____
b. spend enough time to know the material fairly well _____
c. know the material enough to get through as quickly as I can _____
d. get my work finished as quickly as I can _____

16. When I think about everything we do at school

a. my work is the most important thing _____
b. my work is important along with other things _____
c. my work is not as important as some things _____
d. my work doesn't matter at all _____

17. If I don't do as well in my schoolwork as I think I should, I usually feel

a. terrible _____
b. badly _____
c. sort of badly _____
d. not really badly at all _____

18. Let's think about careers!

Job TitleCheck the jobs that you think you can doCheck the jobs that you might be interested in doing

Nurse

Architect

Mathematician

Medical Doctor

Lawyer

Travel Agent

Engineer

Physical Therapist

Social Worker

Accountant

Secretary

Research Scientist

Dental Hygienist

University Professor

Elementary teacher

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Camp Evaluation

  1. Describe a few things at Science Camp that were important to you.
  2. What did you like best about Science Camp?
  3. What did you like least about Science Camp?
  4. If one of your friends asked you if you thought she should come to Camp next year, what would you tell her? Why?
  5. Was the science here at Camp different from the science you do at school? _____ no _____ yes If yes, how?
  6. Would Science Camp have been different if there were boys here too? _____ no _____ yes If yes, how?
  7. What was your biggest challenge while you were at Science Camp?


Example of chart that can be used based on data collected from pre- and post-camp surveys:

Camp Survey Chart