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  • Date: 11/14/2011
    Resource Category: Summative
    Science + You, an 11-component, immersive traveling exhibit developed by Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago (KCM) in conjunction with scientists at Abbott, a global health care company, with support from the Abbott Fund, opened to the public on July 19, 2011. Aimed at children ages 3 through 8 and the adults who accompany them, Science + ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    A three-day art project in an afterschool program with no specific arts component illustrates the potential—and the challenges—of engaging children in creating art using recycled materials. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University of Cincinnati Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education will conduct a two-year research investigation to document and understand young children's scientific dialog, interactions, behaviors, and thinking within expressly designed natural play environments called playscapes. Two existing environmental science-focused playscapes ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), in collaboration with O\'Reilly Media will host a two-day workshop to explore the potential for the kinds of making, designing, and engineering practices celebrated at Maker Faire to enrich science and math learning. The purpose of this workshop is to identify and aggregate successful programming strategies ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Boston's Museum of Science (MOS), with Harvard as its university research partner, is extending, disseminating, and further evaluating their NSF-funded (DRL-0714706) Living Laboratory model of informal cognitive science education. In this model, early-childhood researchers have both conducted research in the MOS Discovery Center for young children ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Fusion Science Theater National Training and Dissemination Program builds on the success of the Fusion Science Theater (FST) planning grant (DRL 07-32142). Madison Area Technical College, in collaboration with the Institute for Chemical Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the American Chemical Society (ACS) and area science ... »
  • Date: 08/24/2011
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This article compares the traditional "corporate citizenship" approach of for-profit giving to the new "corporate social responsibility" model, in which companies see themselves as active partners in the process of determining priorities, carrying out goals, and evaluating success. This article describes successful partnerships between the ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Our Center works with students from kindergarten through graduate school and beyond. We work with teachers and scientists and combine our knowledge to inspire students to pursue careers in neural engineering and neuroscience. Program activities include summer research programs, curriculum development, school visits, teacher/student workshops, ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This collaborative project between Tufts University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is researching and developing a new version of the Scratch programming language to be called ScratchJr, designed specifically for early childhood education (K-2). The current version of Scratch, which is widely implemented, is intended for ages 8-16 ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2011
    Resource Category: Research Brief
    In this paper the author proposes a theory of development that integrates society, institutional practice and the child's activity. The goal is to inform efforts to create more developmentally supportive settings and opportunities for children. The proposed theory focuses on the everyday practices of children that take place in specific ... »

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