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  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Anthony (Bud) Rock, CEO of ASTC, describes the Youth Inspired Challenge, new ASTC-led global initiative, which aims to expand the impact of science centers and museums. Rock explains the need for such an initiative and how strategic partnerships will provide youth with resources to become innovative and creative thinkers. ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lynn Uyen Tran and Catherine Halversen, of the Communicating Ocean Sciences (COS) series at the Lawrence Hall of Science, describes the COS series of university-level courses that prepare future scientists for engaging with the public. The innovative program has created long-lasting partnerships between scientists and educators ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2010
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Sarah B. George, executive director of the Utah Museum of Natural History, explains the museum's recent endeavors to increase science content in programs and facilitate stronger connections between scientists and the public. George describes the challenges and benefits of working with scientists as well as feedback from summative ... »
  • Date: 10/30/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The author discusses practices in running a university natural history museum. He notes that standards and customs in exhibits have changed, but suggests that there is value in keeping older exhibits as they are and highlighting the principles by which they were made. He notes that natural history museums have been focused on attracting children ... »
  • Date: 10/30/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    CoCoRaHS (The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network) is a citizen science program where thousands of volunteers across the entire country measure and report the amount of precipitation that falls each day in their own neighborhood (see http:www.cocorahs.org). In the next three years CoCoRaHS will use strategies from the "Citizen ... »
  • Date: 10/27/2010
    Resource Category: Remedial
    ExhibitFiles is an online community for exhibit practitioners developed by the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC) with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The website provides an infrastructure for sharing and building knowledge about exhibition development and design practices. After testing, the site officially ... »
  • Date: 10/27/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Assuming that scientific development and artistic research are genetically similar, this article shows the common need of knowledge of art and science, their dialectical and multidirectional relations and the unstable boundaries between them. The fractal art has assimilated the cognitive and perceptive changes in the realm of non-euclidean ... »
  • Date: 10/23/2010
    Resource Category: Summative
    The attached document describes the results of evaluation of affective and cognitive impact of the Fusion Science Theater show model. Affective gains were measured by post-show questionnaires and cognitive gains were measured by having audience members vote for their prediction to the investigation question before and after the "lesson" of the ... »
  • Date: 10/20/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    As part of a National Science Foundation grant for Season 8 of Cyberchase, Thirteen/WNET produced Summer Challenge broadcasts with accompanying online and offline activities to be posted weekly for eight weeks in the Summer of 2010. Summer Challenge learning opportunities included viewing broadcast and online half-hour episodes; viewing short ... »
  • Date: 10/15/2010
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article describes models used in Fusion Science Theater to engage children in learning about science. It draws parallels between scientific investigation and theatrical performance that reveal common underlying principles. The article also reports on the show's development, form, content, evaluation, and impact. ... »

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