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  • Date: 03/12/2019
    Resource Category: Formative
    AHA! Island is a new project that uses animation, live-action videos, and hands-on activities to support joint engagement of children and caregivers around computational thinking concepts and practices. This research is intended to examine the extent to which the prototyped media and activity sets support the project’s learning goals. Education ... »
  • Date: 02/28/2019
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Science centers such as museums and planetariums have used stereoscopic (“three-dimensional”) films to draw interest from and educate their visitors for decades. Despite the fact that most adults who are finished with their formal education get their science knowledge from such free-choice learning settings very little is known about the effect of ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    U!Scientist is an in-gallery touch table adaptation of the popular online citizen science project Galaxy Zoo. Taking advantage of the social opportunities in a museum setting, the project aims not only to enhance visitors’ science self-efficacy but also to encourage visitors to discuss their choices with friends and family. This poster was ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The Signing Glossaries are six new apps researched and developed for families with at least one member who is deaf and hard of hearing. Each glossary provides access to thousands of signed terms and definitions encountered in visits to aquariums, botanical gardens, natural history museums, nature centers, science museums, and zoos. Deaf and hard ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The Child Trends News Service (CTNS) was created to report on new research about child development, and broaden the public’s access to information that can inform their parenting decisions. CTNS features this new research and research-based parenting practices in video news reports in both English and Spanish. While CTNS reporting is relevant to ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Antarctic Dinosaurs: A Giant Screen Film and Outreach Project aims to leverage the popularity and charisma of dinosaurs to draw museum audiences into a captivating educational journey, revealing the history and transformation of Antarctica and the planet’s polar ecosystems, and exploring the forces that continue to shape the continent. In addition ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    SciGirls CONNECT 2 is a three-year NSF project that examines how the gender equitable and culturally responsive strategies currently employed in the SciGirls informal STEM educational program influences middle school girls’ STEM identity formation. ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The goal of this three-year project is to leverage NSF’s investment in both SciGirls and computer science education by engaging 8-13 year-old girls in computational thinking and coding through innovative transmedia programming which inspires and prepares them for future computer science studies and careers. ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Latina SciGirls addresses specific barriers that prevent many young Latinas from participating fully in STEM, including: Lack of STEM identity (girls’ ability to envision themselves as STEM professionals) Limited exposure to STEM role models who look like them Lack of knowledge and/or misunderstanding of STEM fields ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The STEM + Digital Literacies (STEM+L) project investigates science fiction composing as an effective mechanism to attract and immerse adolescents (ages 10-13) from diverse cultural backgrounds in socio-scientific issues related to environment. The participating students (G5-8) work in small groups to design and produce STEM content rich, ... »

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