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  • Date: 09/10/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, CA, will develop a three-pronged project called "Round and Round" focused on the geometry, science and technology of circles and wheels. All three project products (one permanent and one traveling version of a 2000-sq. ft. exhibition; an array of complementary educational programs for children ages 3-10; ... »
  • Date: 09/10/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) will develop "Outdoors Indoors, an Interactive Natural Science Exhibition for Young Children," ages 3-8, and their families. Two 2,500 sq. ft. versions of the exhibition will be developed -- one to be installed at OMSI and the other to travel. Building on children's innate curiosity about the ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Sesame Workshop created a new planetarium show and outreach activities for children ages 5 and 6 and their families, teachers and other caregivers. The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, the Beijing Planetarium and the Liberty Science Center also collaborated on the "sharing the sky" themed show to help Chinese and American children ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article explores the ways that mothers and children from primarily middle-income European American backgrounds reason about events in which biological and nonbiological objects change in size. In Study 1, mother–child conversations were examined to investigate the events mothers described as growth, as well as the ways mothers explained ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Katherine Ziff, exhibit developer at the Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM), discusses the history and uniqueness of the Berkeley Adventure Playground (BAP), an unconventional playground that is open to the public free of charge. Ziff suggests that science centers can learn a great deal from the BAP model, and discusses how BAP has ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Joan Krevlin, a partner in BKSK Architects, discusses the development of "Kidpower!", a 30,000-square-foot Science Playground at the New York Hall of Science, Queens. Krevlin explains how the experience reshaped the teams' rules and guidelines for designing outdoor playground settings with regards to issues of durability, ... »
  • Date: 01/10/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Brooklyn Children's Museum (BCM) will develop "LifeTrek," a 6000-sq. ft. permanent exhibition and related educational extensions. LifeTrek will be an integrated learning environment comprised of a series of immersive indoor habitats where children will investigate natural phenomena and processes. Designed for urban children ages 4-11 and their ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article describes a front-end evaluation conducted by researchers at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Prospect Park Zoo in planning for the new "In Living Color" exhibit. The evaluation examined how the zoo's average young visitor--a 5.1 year old--thinks and feels about animal coloration. ... »