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  • MedLab Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 08/18/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    This is the final report from the external evaluator of the project that created MedLab, an interactive learning experiences for Chicago area middle and high school students. This external evaluator's final report summarizes the outcomes and impacts of the five-year (2012-2017) funding compared to project objectives. The aim of the project was to ... »
  • A Hub for STEM Learning
    Date: 11/15/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The Exploratorium Teacher Institute (TI) is a teacher professional development center that offers comprehensive, multiyear professional learning institutes; classroom coaching and mentoring; and teaching tools to middle and high school science teachers. The TI staff is composed of a team of PhD scientists and veteran secondary science educators ... »
  • Analyzing Patterns of Community Interest at a Legacy Mining Waste Site to Assess and Inform Environmental Health Literacy Efforts
    Date: 07/28/2015
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Understanding a community's concerns and informational needs is crucial to conducting and improving environmental health research and literacy initiatives. We hypothesized that analysis of community inquiries over time at a legacy mining site would be an effective method for assessing environmental health literacy efforts and determining whether ... »
  • "Being Me" Summative Evaluation
    Date: 08/30/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    The “Being Me” program was developed to bring the educational process to life through hands-on learning that promotes children’s awareness of health issues and encourages scientific inquiry in an art-focused curriculum supporting National Science Content Standards (now Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS). In 2009, the “Being Me” ... »
  • Biology of Human: Understanding Ourselves through the Lens of Current Biomedical Research
    Date: 07/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Recent biomedical research has transformed scientific understanding of human biology. But many of these advances haven’t filtered into public awareness, hindering our ability to make good health-related decisions. A new educational program ‒ Biology of Human ‒ will help the public, particularly young people, better understand advances in ... »
  • Invasion of the Bloodsuckers: Bedbugs and Beyond!--A Summative Evaluation of VIsitor Response
    Date: 03/01/2012
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History asked Ellen Giusti to evaluate visitor learning in its temporary exhibition, Invasion of the Bloodsuckers: Bedbugs and Beyond! The exhibition, supported by a grant from the SEPA division of the National Institutes of Health, focuses on six blood-feeding species: bedbug, flea, head louse, pubic louse, ... »
  • KAYSC Podcast Crew: Evaluation Activities 2009 - 2010
    Date: 09/01/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    From January - August 2010, the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center's (KAYSC) Podcast Crew worked to develop five video podcasts to supplement the Disease Detectives exhibition. Four of these podcasts focused broadly on infectious diseases and one podcast was an overview of the KAYSC. Funded through a SEPA grant from the National Institute of ... »
  • Biodiversity and Vector Borne Disease
    Date: 07/30/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Peabody Museum of Natural History's program on Biodiversity and Vector-Borne Disease was successful in meeting all of its goals. The following is a summary of the program in terms of these goals. Goal 1: To build teacher capacity for bringing research in biodiversity and disease ecology to grades 5-11 in an engaging, inquiry-based style. A ... »
  • Summative Evaluation: Disease Detectives
    Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) contracted with Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to evaluate Disease Detectives, a traveling exhibition made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health. RK&A conducted a summative evaluation ... »
  • Connecting Classrooms and Community with the Health Sciences
    Date: 09/30/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Adolescents face many conflicting messages and influences related to high-risk behavior. Choices confronting middle school students often have the potential for adverse effects on their overall health and well being. Montshire Museum proposes to develop an educational outreach program to allow students an opportunity to learn about key health ... »

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