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  • Eclipse 2017 Livestream – An evaluation report for NASA
    Date: 12/01/2017
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Exploratorium’s livestream of the August 2017 Total Solar Eclipse reached over 63 million people. Live programs in English and Spanish provided an informal learning experience outside the museum. Over 2.75 million people viewed on-demand videos on eclipse science. Sixty major media providers rebroadcast the livestream telescope feed. Edu, Inc ... »
  • Navigating the Path of Totality
    Date: 01/04/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In March of 2016, a total solar eclipse occurred in the southwestern pacific; and in August of 2017, a total solar eclipse occurred across a broad swath of the United States. The Exploratorium launched a 2.5
year public education program—Navigating the
 Path of Totality—that used these two
 total solar eclipses as platforms for
 sparking public ... »
  • Bridging Earth and Mars (BEAM): Front-End Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/23/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents the results of a front-end evaluation with Saint Louis Science Center visitors on the topics of Mars, Mars exploration, engineering, and robotics. This work was conducted by the Research & Evaluation Department of the Saint Louis Science Center. This front-end study was designed to inform the content development of the ... »
  • Mission to STEM: Activating NASA Artifacts and Next Generation Science Standards with Digital Missions for Students and Families
    Date: 10/15/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Great Lakes Science Center (GLSC), home of the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, is dedicated to sharing NASA content to inform, engage, and inspire students, educators, and the public. To further this goal, GLSC will develop a digital experience focused on collaboration and teamwork, emphasizing the benefits of a systems approach to STEM challenges. At ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Bridging Earth and Mars (BEAM): Engineering Robots to Explore the Red Planet
    Date: 04/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Bridging Earth and Mars (BEAM): Engineering Robots to Explore the Red Planet engages the general public and K-8 students in exhibits and programs designed to foster awareness of robotic technology, computer programming, and the challenges and opportunities inherent in NASA missions and S-STEM careers. The Saint Louis Science Center (SLSC) of St. ... »
  • Evaluation of NOVA Labs: Cloud Lab
    Date: 03/28/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    NOVA Labs ( www.pbs.org/nova/labs ) is a web-based platform designed for use by educators, students, and teens to engage learners with authentic data, processes, and tools of working scientists. The present evaluation study sought to investigate the outcomes achieved by users of the third NOVA Labs platform developed: Cloud Lab. The intended ... »
  • Virtual Missions and Exoplanets (vMAX)
    Date: 01/08/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Virtual Missions and Exoplanets (vMAX) will develop and test a three-dimensional, virtual world environment that will engage middle school students and educators from high-poverty schools in NASA-related exoplanet mission simulations. The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science will serve as the lead institution, in partnership with the ... »
  • Evaluation of NOVA Labs: Sun Lab
    Date: 09/01/2012
    Resource Category: Formative
    WGBH received funding to develop and create NOVA Labs, an online environment that provides teen audiences with an online research lab, educational content, and the opportunity to engage with authentic data, tools, and processes to investigate scientific questions. This work has begun with the development of a first pilot lab, called The Sun Lab. ... »
  • Informal Education at NASA Centers: Extending the Reach
    Date: 08/05/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Informal Education at NASA Centers: Extending the Reach is a highly leveraged, modular, project-based approach to improving education opportunities for students, formal and informal educators, and life-long learners in NASA Ames Research Center’s local community and beyond. In partnership with the Aerospace Education, Research and Operations (AERO ... »

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