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  • Strong Promise: Moving from Interest and Engagement in STEM to Real Academic Results
    Date: 10/31/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Summary Girlstart’s mission is to increase girls’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally-recognized informal STEM education programs. Girlstart examines in this report how STEM education directed toward elementary school girls influences long-term readiness and participation to math and science learning. This report ... »
  • NASA Now Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 07/31/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Pacific Science Center (Science Center) has been a pillar of science education programming in Seattle, Washington since 1962. Through interactive exhibits, planetarium shows, IMAX movies and outreach, the Science Center works to inspire a lifelong interest in science, math and technology. In 2010, the Science Center joined forces with the National ... »
  • Journey to Space Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/31/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) engaged Rockman et al (REA) to conduct a summative evaluation of the museum’s Journey to Space (Space) exhibit. Space is a large-scale traveling exhibition that simulates a journey to the International Space Station (ISS), allows visitors to explore the physical properties of low gravity environments, and ... »
  • Professional Development Design and Material Resource Needs: Results from a National NASA Science Mission Directorate Survey of Informal Educators
    Date: 09/04/2015
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    As a part of the strategy to reach the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Science Education and Public Outreach Forum Objective 1.2: Provide resources and opportunities to enable sharing of best practices relevant to SMD education and public outreach (E/PO), the Informal Education Working Group members designed a nationally-distributed online ... »
  • Bridging Earth and Mars (BEAM): Program Front-end Evaluation
    Date: 02/24/2015
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Saint Louis Science Center (SLSC) project Bridging Earth and Mars (BEAM) will engage the general public and children from schools and community groups with the National Aeronautical and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) exploration of Mars through exhibits simulating control of robotic rovers on the surface of Mars as well as related educational ... »
  • Mission: Solar System Evaluation
    Date: 01/02/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This evaluation reports on the Mission: Solar System project, a 2-year project funded by NASA. The goal of the Mission: Solar System was to create a collection of resources that integrates digital media with hands-on science and engineering activities to support kids’ exploration in formal and informal education settings. Our goal in creating the ... »
  • Moving Beyond the Earth Programming: STEM in 30 Webcasts
    Date: 01/01/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Moving Beyond Earth Programming: “STEM in 30” Webcasts. The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) will develop nine “STEM in 30” webcasts which will be made available to teachers and students in grades 5-8 classrooms across the country. The primary goal of this program is to increase interest and engagement in STEM for students. ... »
  • Flying Higher
    Date: 01/01/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Flying Higher will develop a permanent hands-on exhibit that conveys the fundamentals of flight, technology, materials science, and NASA’s role in aeronautics for learners ages 3-12 years and their parents/caregivers and teachers. The exhibit, public programs, school and teacher programs, and teacher professional development will develop a ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of The Engineering MISSION: Engineering for Middle School Science, Inspiration, and Opportunity Project
    Date: 01/01/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Museum of Science, Boston partnered with Goddard Space Flight Center and Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium to develop educational resources around aeronautical and aerospace engineering. The main goals of the project were to increase the awareness of engineering work done during NASA missions, to engage children in the Engineering Design ... »
  • 2013 Space Center Houston Mars Exploration Exhibit
    Date: 09/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Mars Exploration Exhibit is a new public exhibition designed to provide experiential learning opportunities for students, educators and the public while inspiring greater excitement about space science. The exhibit emphasizes the importance of STEM education and careers through practical application and inquiry-based learning. Space Center ... »

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