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  • Date: 05/24/1999
    Resource Category: Summative
    During fall 1998, KCTS produced 50,000 “Bill Nye Family Fun Science Packets"" that included a family calendar and a ten-minute video. This outreach packet was meant for distribution to families with school-age children and designed to encourage family science activities at home. KCTS distributed these Packets in sets of 25-1,000 to community ... »
  • Date: 05/23/1999
    Resource Category: Formative
    This formative evaluation gathered feedback from third and fourth graders in response to the Cyberchase pilot episode, The Poddleville Case, which focused on pattern problem solving. The general goals for the research were To evaluate appeal of the program as a whole as well as specific program elements like the team of kids; To establish age ... »
  • Date: 05/10/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Great Lakes Science Center plans to enhance an existing facility by adding the Great Lakes Situation Room. This addition makes innovative use of live theater techniques to provide interactive programming for the visiting audience. The Great Lakes Science Center is a relatively new addition to the Informal Science arena but the visitation has ... »
  • Date: 05/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University Museum of the University of Colorado at Boulder will plan a 3,000 square foot exhibit, "From Grassland to Glacier: Planning for an Interactive Exhibit on Biodiversity," to replace the antiquated Biology Hall in the Museum which is located on the Boulder campus. The goals of the project are two-fold: 1) to plan an innovative ... »
  • Date: 05/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New York Hall of Science will develop, test, and implement the "Biochemistry Discovery Lab," a 1000-sq.-ft. space designed to complement the content and design of "The Chemistry of Living Things," a 3000-sq.-ft. exhibition that will be opening in 1999. The Biochemistry Discovery Lab will engage visitors in four different types of activities: 1 ... »
  • Date: 05/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH is producing Seasons II and III of ZOOM, a television series featuring kids that gives viewers in the 8- to 11-year-old range a chance to explore, experiment, and share their creativity with the world. Each season would consist of 40, daily, half-hour shows -- each including a number of science and/or mathematics segments. A unique aspect of ... »
  • Date: 05/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The California Science Center will develop an exhibition, "Abracadabra: The Science of Illusion." This will be a 6000-sq.ft. traveling exhibit. The theme, the science behind magic, will help visitors understand that magic is based on the complex interplay between sensation, perception, physical science and math concepts, culture, and the art of ... »
  • Date: 05/01/1999
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article discusses museums and their role in facilitating public learning. It explores assessment to document the impact of museum learning. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/1999
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article from Daedalus explores the question (framed by an American Association of Museums AAM publication) of how museums can help to nurture an informed citizenry and address the challenges and opportunity of a global society. ... »
  • Date: 05/01/1999
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article is a review of the statistics program SigmaStat 2.03. It is an easy-to-use program, particularly useful for formative and remedial work where one may be doing a number of different tests of labels, interactive displays, orientation materials, and/or short exit surveys. ... »

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