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  • Date: 04/15/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The middle-school and high-school years are a period of change and crystalization in terms of life goals, disciplinary and course preferences, and social and political attitudes. The literature provides a number of cross-sectional descriptions and models concerning cognitive and attitudinal development during adolescence and young adulthood, but ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Maryland Instructional Television, in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, will use the expertise of scientists and educators and the medium of television to create an exciting science video series for children ages four through seven. The activities of the project include the identification of content, design of ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1986
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In the title of this very brief article, Marilyn Hood, of Hood Associates, poses the question "Can aquariums, zoos and museums use TV to educate?" and then goes on to cite a Ohio State University study. The study found that high school students may retain information from watching TV as well as they do from listening to a classroom lecture. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The St. Louis Science Center is a major metropolitan science museum serving a population of 2.3 million people. One year ago they moved into a new facility at a new location and attendance at the museum has tripled, reaching 600,00 visitors this past year. The center will develop a "Science Playground" in order to teach basic science principles ... »
  • Date: 03/01/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS) will develop a program over the next two years aimed at teachers and students in grades 3-7. The project will develop teacher kits and "hands-on" exhibits tied to the new state curriculum and to the science television series "3-2-1 Contact". The MMNS is a division of the Mississippi Department of ... »
  • Date: 02/01/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    READING RAINBOW is a 25 part PBS children's television series produced by the Great Plains National Instructional Television Library, a part of the Nebraska Educational Television Network. It addresses the national problem of more and more youngsters reading less and less. This award-winning television series has been successful in using ... »
  • Date: 05/15/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    National Public Radio (NPR) has been provided with a supplementary award of $10,000 to cover the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting. The funds cover travel, housing and meals for staff and free-lance science reporters for a week of reporting. And also includes meeting with NPR's advisory panel. An additional ... »
  • Date: 04/01/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Association of Science-Technology Centers, representing some 170 science museums, receives regular requests for information on the status of science museums, their education programs, exhibits and other activities. To respond to this need, the organization will collect and analyze data on the status and activities of both member and non-member ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1986
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Millions of people visit science museums every year (Kimche, 1978; Koran & Dierking-Shafter, 1982). Accordingly, a great deal has been written in the last few years about hte value of out-of-school learning experiences, museum experiences in particular, for enhancing scientific literacy (c.f. Kimche, 1978; Koran & Baker, 1978; Tressel, ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1986
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Steve Bitgood, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Jacksonville State University, presents general principles that can be used to guide exhibit designers, facility planners, and decision-makers of exhibit-type facilities. Bitgood offers two principles of visitor behavior that deal with physical qualities of the exhibit object or ... »

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