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  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The theory of evolution by natural selection has revolutionized the biological sciences yet remains confusing and controversial to the public at large. This study explored how a particular segment of the public - visitors to a natural history museum - reason about evolution in the context of an interactive cladogram, or evolutionary tree. The ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    The article looks at so-called Maker spaces, areas of public libraries devoted to helping patrons work together and learn by offering tools, access, and training to create ideas and objects. The spaces' focus on learning through play is emphasized. Other topics include incorporating 3-D (three-dimensional) printing and mentoring. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The article discusses the growing interest and excitement over Makerspaces referred to as places where design and entrepreneurial ideas are allowed and where technology and construction equipment are available in an area dedicated to play. It cites the launching of Techbridge in 16 schools in California where U.S. Department of Education officials ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This Pathways project responds to the high level of public skepticism about climate change science despite strong scientific consensus. In 2010, two George Mason University / Yale University polls became headline news in mainstream media (such as the NY Times and NPR) when they reported that 50% or more of our broadcast meteorologists and TV news ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This documentary film series and community story project aims to raise awareness of the critical role of trees for all life on Earth and to spark interest in getting involved with trees at the local level. Trees are threatened by climate disruption and deforestation, and yet at the same time are essential to efforts to mitigate and adapt to ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Research Products
    There is a recognized need to rigorously examine the efficacy of approaches to supporting informal learning. In this study, we used a 2 × 2 factorial experimental design to test the impact of a computer guide on 3 proximal measures of visitor learning at an interactive math exhibit. In total, 128 families were systematically assigned to engage ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    In August 2009, The Ohio State University at Lima (OSU) received a three-year award from the NSF Division of Research on Learning Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) Program for It's About Discovery (IAD). IAD was a partnership between OSU Lima, the University of North Carolina Greensboro, and regional rural schools ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    This summative evaluation of Ocean Bound! was conducted by Serrell & Associates for the Sciencenter in Ithaca, NY. The main message of the exhibition was: What we do on land not only affects the local environment, it affects the ocean as well. A healthy watershed means a healthier ocean. Four methods were used to collect data: unobtrusive ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Three and a half billion people currently live in cities, and this is projected to rise to six billion by 2050. In much of the world, cities are warming at twice the rate of rural areas and the frequency of urban heat waves is expected to increase with climate change throughout the 21st century. Addressing the economic, environmental and human ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH Educational Foundation will create PEEP'S WORLD/EL MUNDO DE PEEP, a Web-based "Digital Hub," in both English and Spanish, to significantly increase the impact of the extensive collection of proven preschool science and math assets from the Emmy Award-winning TV show PEEP AND THE BIG WIDE WORLD®. This project will: (1) redesign the PEEP Web ... »

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