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  • 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 ... »
  • Bridging Neuroscience and Education Through Museum-School Partnerships
    Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The connections among neuroscience, educational research, and teaching practice have historically been tenuous (Cameron and Chudler 2003; Devonshire and Dommett 2010). This is particularly true in public schools, where so many issues are competing for attention—state testing, school politics, financial constraints, lack of time, and demands from ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Science Club Summer Camp (SC2): Training Teachers and Youth in Authentic STEM Practice
    Date: 06/01/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Science Club Summer Camp (SC2) is a practicum-based teacher professional development program for elementary school teachers, aligned to the recently released Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It seeks to address well-described gaps in the scientific training of elementary teachers that threaten the effective implementation of NGSS and ... »
  • PIPES: Possibilities in Postsecondary Education and Science for Rural Appalachian Youth
    Date: 05/13/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Recruiting more research scientists from rural Appalachia is essential for reducing the critical public health disparities found in this region. As a designated medically underserved area, the people of Appalachia endure limited access to healthcare and accompanying public health education, and exhibit higher disease incidences and shorter ... »
  • Going to Middle and Early High School Classes with Near-Peer Mentors
    Date: 09/30/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Having developed the concept of near-peer mentorship at the middle school/high school level and utilized it in a summer science education enhancement program now called Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science or GEMS at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), it is now our goal to ultimately expand this program into an ... »
  • Genetics: Technology with a Twist Summative Evaluation
    Date: 03/01/2005
    Resource Category: Summative
    Genetics was developed by The Tech staff in collaboration with Stanford University and was funded by the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) program. The evaluation documents the impact and effectiveness of the exhibition using timing and tracking observations and exit interviews. It also examines the ... »
  • Public Understanding of Science: A Literature Review
    Date: 08/01/2002
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    In April 2001, the Museum of Science in Boston launched the Current Science & Technology Center, an effort to address leading edge research for school and public audiences and to provide depth and context for science and technology stories in the news within a museum context and through various outreach methods. The Museum of Science (MOS), in ... »
  • KY H.E.R.O.S.--Health Education Rural Outreach Scientists
    Date: 09/30/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    KY-H.E.R.O.S. (Health Education Rural Outreach Scientists) is a health science education program that partners the largest science center in Kentucky with Science Heroes-- important regional biomedical research scientists. The Science Heroes, their stories and their studies serve as inspiration to our rural audience. The project objectives are to ... »
  • Health Science Education Partnership (HSEP)
    Date: 09/30/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The overall goal of this project is to further develop and test one high-potential current health science research dissemination strategy initially prototyped as part of the SEPA Phase I development of the Museum of Science-s Current Science & Technology Center: updateable interactive digital multimedia displays on current research that can be ... »

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