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  • Date: 12/28/2000
    Resource Category: Survey
    Many scientists and science educators are concerned about the public’s ambiguous relationship with science and this public includes elementary teachers. Like many citizens, too many elementary teachers find science disconnected from everyday life and thinking. Science is a “school” subject − not an important part of everyday life. Some may believe ... »
  • Date: 11/15/2000
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, DeAnna Banks Beane, project director for ASTC's YouthALIVE! Initiative, describes the growing need for safe, supportive places for children to spend their after-school time and the role science centers can play in providing services to these youth. As an example, Banks Beane explains how the YouthALIVE! Initiative programs support ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2000
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report draws together the results from two major pieces of research–an overview of science communication activities in Britain today, and a detailed understanding of public attitudes to science. By combining the information from both studies, this report aims to inform future science communication strategies for both policy and practice. The ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The overall goal of this project is to further develop and test one high-potential current health science research dissemination strategy initially prototyped as part of the SEPA Phase I development of the Museum of Science-s Current Science & Technology Center: updateable interactive digital multimedia displays on current research that can be ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    KY-H.E.R.O.S. (Health Education Rural Outreach Scientists) is a health science education program that partners the largest science center in Kentucky with Science Heroes-- important regional biomedical research scientists. The Science Heroes, their stories and their studies serve as inspiration to our rural audience. The project objectives are to ... »
  • Date: 09/11/2000
    Resource Category: Summative
    Talk of the Nation: Science Friday is a weekly two-hour science talk show hosted by science correspondent Ira Flatow. This summative evaluation implemented by Multimedia Research involved collecting information via a two-sided one-page mailed survey to minority and white scientists in virtually all of Science Friday's broadcast areas in the lower ... »
  • Date: 09/10/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science in Boston is conducting a workshop/symposium that will focus on the question of how best to address the issue of enhancing public understanding of major, on-going research efforts. The workshop will begin a critical discussion among researchers and some of the most prominent practitioners of informal public education in the ... »
  • Date: 09/10/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Exploratorium will conduct a controlled, two-year research project, titled "Finding Significance," to study how different exhibit presentation techniques affect visitors' abilities to make meaning -- or find significance -- and how such techniques impact learning. The techniques will be applied to a varied sample of five exhibits commonly ... »
  • Date: 09/10/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    ScienceQuest is an innovative program created by the Education Development Center that fosters an interest in science and technology among adolescents ages 10-14. This program builds on the successful "ThinkQuest" model, in which small teams of 2-3 students work with adult coaches to research subjects of interest and share their knowledge through ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory is developing "SportSmarts," a national education campaign that builds on people's fascination with sports. SportSmarts plans to reach children and adults who are unlikely to turn their attention to science by "going to the sport" to reach audiences in places where sports are played or watched. During this ... »

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