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Table 1 Description of teacher participants and their co-created integrated STEM curriculum unit

From: Understanding science teachers’ implementations of integrated STEM curricular units through a phenomenological multiple case study

  Name Years of teaching experience Grade School district Length of unit (days) Class length (min)
Heat Transfer 1 Kathy 6–10 6 Rubin 11 50
Sandy 11–15 7 Rubin 14^ 50
Particle Nature of Matter Ken 11–15 6 Franklin 11 53
Tom < 5 6 Franklin 11^ 53
Annie < 5 6 Rubin 13 51
Heat Transfer 2 Ralph 25+ 6 Noether 15^ 44
Vanessa 6–10 6 Rubin 9 65–85
Beth 6–10 6 Noether 14 48–50
Walter 6–10 6 Rubin 16 49
  1. All names are pseudonyms
  2. New to teaching 6th grade in 2013–2014 AY
  3. Class periods varied according to school schedule
  4. ^Indicates 1 day of observation was not conducted