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  • Date: 12/01/1986
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Six museum education and learning researchers discuss the need to study how people learn and behave in museums and what kind of current research studies should be undertaken. Mary Ellen Munley, in "Back to the Future: A Call for Coordinated Research Programs in Museums," describes the differences between the terms "evaluation,""audience research ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1986
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Millions of people visit science museums every year (Kimche, 1978; Koran & Dierking-Shafter, 1982). Accordingly, a great deal has been written in the last few years about hte value of out-of-school learning experiences, museum experiences in particular, for enhancing scientific literacy (c.f. Kimche, 1978; Koran & Baker, 1978; Tressel, ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Maryland Instructional Television, in conjunction with the National Science Teachers Association, will use the expertise of scientists and educators and the medium of television to create an exciting science video series for children ages four through seven. The activities of the project include the identification of content, design of ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The St. Louis Science Center is a major metropolitan science museum serving a population of 2.3 million people. One year ago they moved into a new facility at a new location and attendance at the museum has tripled, reaching 600,00 visitors this past year. The center will develop a "Science Playground" in order to teach basic science principles ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project at the North Carolina Museum of Life and Science, Durham, North Carolina, will create a 2000 square foot permanent exhibition, "The Science Behind Medicine", using recent advances in medical science and technology to illustrate basic science concepts. It will engage visitors through their strong interest in health and medicine, ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The California Museum of Science and Industry will create a 3,000 square foot permanent exhibition of hands-on participatory exhibits on chemistry and chemical phenomena that will allow visitors to manipulate the variables of chemical systems. Forty exhibit units will be organized in clusters in that represent the basic concepts of properties of ... »
  • Date: 08/01/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will test an instructional strategy designed to increase the pool of minority students who are successful in their study of algebra and higher mathematics courses. Since 1979, the Comprehensive Math and Science Program at Columbia University has been developing an instructional model designed to give all entering ninth grade students ... »
  • Date: 06/01/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The American Psychological Association, in cooperation with the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), will develop a series of exhibits on psychology using a discovery room/science laboratory approach. The exhibition will, for the first time, offer museum visitors a first hand opportunity to explore the tools, methods, and concepts of ... »
  • Date: 06/01/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New England Aquarium will develop an "inquiry-driven" gallery for the study of aquatic sciences in a move to go beyond the "naming" experiences in biology and environmental education. The project will focus on seven conceptual themes: 1) adaptation and evolution; 2) habitat; 3) life cycles; 4) development and metamorphosis; 5) species ... »
  • Date: 05/15/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    National Public Radio (NPR) has been provided with a supplementary award of $10,000 to cover the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting. The funds cover travel, housing and meals for staff and free-lance science reporters for a week of reporting. And also includes meeting with NPR's advisory panel. An additional ... »

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