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  • 6 Degrees of Influence: Understanding the Interconnectedness of Earth Systems
    Date: 02/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Nurture Nature Center (NNC) will use NASA datasets, experts, and analysis tools in the development of NOAA Science on a Sphere (SOS) show and related programming for middle school students, teachers, and minority undergraduates. To address the substantiated educational challenge of personally connecting students to earth sciences, NNC will develop ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Life on the Edge
    Date: 10/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Life on the Edge will be a 1,500-sq-ft traveling exhibition to engage museum guests with space, space exploration, and the search for life beyond our home planet through the lens of Earth's extremophiles. The exhibition will explore life forms in extreme, harsh environments on Earth, and how studying these creatures informs the search for ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • STEM Satellites: A Mobile Mathematics and Science Initiative for Orlando Metropolitan Area Children's Hospitals
    Date: 07/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Orlando Science Center (OSC) in partnership with BASE Camp Children's Cancer Foundation and the University of Central Florida (UCF) will engage chronically ill children (cancer, sickle-cell, HIV/AIDS, etc.) and other Orlando area youth ages 10-18 who face the greatest educational disparities in NASA-themed Aeronautics, Space Exploration, and ... »
  • NASA Science Mission Directorate Diversity Resources
    Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Research Brief
    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) explores the Earth, the Sun, our solar system, the galaxy and beyond through four SMD divisions: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science and Astrophysics. Alongside NASA scientists, teams of education and public outreach (EPO) specialists develop and implement programs and resources that are designed ... »
  • Laurel Clark Earth Camp Experience: Using NASA Data to Teach Teens, Teachers, and the Public about Planet Earth through Programs and Interactive Displays Final Educational Activity Report
    Date: 01/05/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation
    This is the final evaluation report on the Laurel Clark Earth Camp Experience, a multi-component program to incorporate NASA satellite data into summer field programs for teens, environmental and water education for teachers, environmental after-school clubs and Earth Science exhibits at the Arizona- Sonora Desert Museum. ... »
  • Formative, Remedial and Summative Evaluations of My Sky
    Date: 12/31/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    My Sky is a NASA funded project, which developed a traveling exhibition on astronomy. Boston Children’s Museum (BCM) created the exhibition in collaboration with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). Formative and remedial evaluations were conducted at BCM while the summative evaluation took place at the first two venues following BCM: ... »
  • 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 ... »

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