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  • Date: 12/15/2014
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This pilot study was funded by the Museum of Science’s Women in Science Committee to examine the impact of competition on children participating in Design Challenges engineering experiences, and in particular, to see what effect, if any, the competitive design of these engineering activities had on girl participants. The research questions for ... »
  • Date: 12/03/2014
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2014 AISL PI Meeting in Washington DC. It describes the CLUES project that provides STEM education opportunities to families. ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Pacific Science Center will expand its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math—Out-of-School Time (STEM-OST) model to new venues in the Puget Sound region to improve science literacy and increase interest in STEM careers for youth. STEM-OST brings hands-on lessons and activities in physics, engineering, astronomy, mathematics, geology, and ... »
  • Date: 11/21/2014
    Resource Category: Doctoral Dissertation
    There is growing evidence that children develop science-related interests in early childhood, before they enter school, and that these interests may have long-term implications for science participation and achievement. Although researchers have made headway in describing interest development in the preschool years, little is currently known about ... »
  • Date: 11/11/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The purpose of the 3-year formative and summative evaluation was to gauge public perceptions of the utility and quality of NASA-funded workshops and programs offered by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This final summative report includes 3-year project findings from 11 NASA Educator Workshops and three Astronomy Days events. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    In 2010 EarthSky Communications Inc. was awarded a broad implementation grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) entitled Proyecto de Implementacion Amplia EarthSky en Español (EarthSky in Spanish Broad Implementation Project). In partnership with the Spanish media company Univision Communications Inc. and a national Advisory Committee of ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Innovation and Science will deliver hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) experiences to underserved youth and their families in afterschool and out-of-school time in collaboration with the member libraries of the Mohawk Valley Library System. The museum will deliver three STEM programs, astronomy content, and ... »
  • Date: 10/31/2014
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    This report summarizes the evaluation results from the NSF funded Eight-Legged Encounters family event that uses arachnids as a hook to draw public interests towards science. The event involves informative and hands-on activities that bridge the gap between academia and the public, extending knowledge about arachnids to children and their parents ... »
  • Date: 10/19/2014
    Resource Category: Glossary/Index
    This is a handout from the session "All Families Welcome: Inclusive Museum Spaces for LGBT Audiences" at the 2014 ASTC Conference held in Raleigh, NC. The handout includes a glossary and a checklist to guide inclusivity. ... »
  • Date: 10/18/2014
    Resource Category: Presentation Slides
    This is a handout from the session "NASA in the Community: Diverse solutions to engaging families/educators" at the 2014 ASTC Conference held in Raleigh, NC. It includes presentation slides and related reference materials about NASA-funded informal education projects. ... »

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