Beyond Spaceship Earth Summative Evaluation Report

Sunday, December 31, 2017
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Summative | Evaluation Reports
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Media and Technology, Planetarium and Science on a Sphere, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Families | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis

Beyond Spaceship Earth is a multi-faceted project at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis that includes an immersive permanent exhibit about the International Space Station, the Indianan Astronaut Wall of Fame, the Schaefer Planetarium and Space Object Theater; museum theater and facilitated programs throughout the exhibit; complementary programming for schools and families in the museum's STEMLab; and a freely available unit of study for classroom teachers of 3rd-8th grades. The summative evaluation of the project used qualitative and quantitative methods including timing and tracking, program observations, exit interviews, post-visit/experience surveys, and student product review. The evaluation focused on the primary audiences of families, teachers, and students.

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Team Members

Mary MauerMary MauerContributor
Rachael MathewsRachael MathewsContributor

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