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  • Evaluation of Jonathan Bird's Blue World: Ocean Science Resources
    Date: 09/01/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2011, ORG received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to develop resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning by redesigning and expanding the "Jonathan Bird's Blue World" website; adding components to enable teachers and students to search episodes for specific themes, locations, or scientific concepts ... »
  • Young Kids and Environmental Sustainability: A Needs Assessment
    Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2010, WGBH Boston ( www.wgbh.org ) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the development of a new animated television series for children about environmental sustainability. In preparation for the series development, NSF requested that WGBH perform a needs assessment to determine how much kids know and ... »
  • The Impact of a Pilot Television Show "Lost in Loop" on Kids' Knowledge of Science Concepts
    Date: 01/01/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    LOOP is a new animated television series from WGBH for children that is designed to improve the environmental and scientific literacy of children ages 5-8. WGBH developed a pilot episode of the program and tested it in the fall of 2010. WGBH hired independent evaluator Concord Evaluation Group, LLC (CEG) to conduct formative evaluation of the full ... »
  • The Children's Sustainability Project Planning
    Date: 02/01/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH's newest mission is to develop the Children's Sustainability Project - a daily animated series for kids ages 8-11 that will teach the STEM concepts underlying systems and sustainability. Our promise is that 7-8 kids from around the world become trapped, one by one, in an inventive, multi-leveled video game. The kids, unlikely heros all, are ... »
  • LOOP Formative Evaluation Report
    Date: 01/01/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    CEG (formerly Veridian inSight, LLC) performed a formative study, including six focus groups, in October 2009 on behalf of WGBH. The focus groups took place in Boston, MA, Nashville, TN, and Phoenix, AZ. In each city, we conducted two focus groups. We divided the groups with respect to age (e.g., 6-7 year olds were recruited for one group in each ... »