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  • NASA Informal Education: Final Report - A Descriptive Analysis of NASA's Informal Education Portfolio: Preliminary Case Studies
    Date: 12/28/2010
    Resource Category: Report
    As part of its continuing effort to maximize efficiency by assessing the effectiveness of its efforts, NASA’s Office of Education contracted with Abt Associates in July 2009 to evaluate the Informal Education Program. The goals of the evaluation are twofold: (1) to gain insight into its investment in informal education; and (2) to clarify existing ... »
  • Laurel Clark Earth Camp Experience: Using NASA Data to Teach Teens, Teachers and the Public about Planet Earth through Programs and Interactive Exhibitry
    Date: 10/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Laurel Clark Earth Camp was a set of interconnected programs for Middle and High School students and their teachers that help them develop new perspectives on global change. The project was a partnership of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Arizona Project WET at the University of Arizona, and the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Arizona. ... »
  • Journey To Space
    Date: 10/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Journey to Space will be 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 introduces some of the engineering and technology that makes it possible to live and work in space. A collaborative project led by the ... »
  • NASA Data in My Field Trip
    Date: 09/27/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Climate change science is becoming a more frequent and integral part of the middle school curriculum. This project, NASA Data in My Field Trip, proposes to leverage a regional network of Informal Science Institutions (ISIs) committed to climate change education, the Global Climate Change Consortium (GC3). This project will support climate change ... »
  • Expanding Boundaries: Harrison Schmitt and the Next Mining Frontier
    Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Mining Hall of Fame’s newest exhibit, Expanding Boundaries: Harrison Schmitt and the New Mining Frontier is an innovative look at the future of the extraction industry and a unique opportunity to expand the imagination of current and future generations. With the help from the experts at NASA, the new exhibit communicates information ... »
  • Astrobiology
    Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Maryland Science Center (MSC) Astrobiology project includes an interactive exhibit and Davis Planetarium program for school and public museum visitors, exploring the search for life in our Solar System, the search for exoplanets and an understanding of extreme forms of Earthly life. Four day-long Educator Workshops have taken place during the ... »
  • Science on a Sphere Visitor Baseline Study
    Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Front-End
    Visitor Baseline study for Science on a Sphere at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The Sphere was installed in DMNS’ permanent space science gallery, Space Odyssey, in February 2010. Space Odyssey “Museum Galaxy Guides” (volunteer facilitators) were trained on Sphere operation and content in April 2010. The purpose of the Baseline ... »
  • Exoplanets Exploration
    Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Exoplanets Exploration is an interactive exhibition to explore exoplanets for the primary audience of students grades 5th through 12th with a secondary audience of younger children and adults. The exhibition is located in the astronomy wing of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery (Dayton, Ohio). The project goals are to provide a STEM base for ... »
  • Future Space: Engaging the Public After Shuttle
    Date: 07/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Future Space is an educational but fun pair of planetarium programs, targeted at middle school students and then general public, to show that NASA is still in the space business! The lead institution is the Louisiana Art and Science Museum with lead production at the Houston Museum of Natural Science and science and program review through Rice ... »
  • From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet: Exploring Planetary Science
    Date: 07/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Children’s Museum developed From the Blue Planet to the Red Planet: Exploring Planetary Science to provide opportunities for students in grades 4 through 8, teachers, and families to learn about Mars exploration. The Museum partnered with the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) on four teacher professional development modules ... »

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