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  • Date: 12/28/2000
    Resource Category: Survey
    Many scientists and science educators are concerned about the public’s ambiguous relationship with science and this public includes elementary teachers. Like many citizens, too many elementary teachers find science disconnected from everyday life and thinking. Science is a “school” subject − not an important part of everyday life. Some may believe ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2000
    Resource Category: Summative
    Revealing Bodies was an experimental exhibition that explored the messages and meanings found in biomedical and anatomical representations of human bodies. It further explored what happens when these images are removed from their original context and reinterpreted for other purposes such as arts, advertising and politics. The exhibition also ... »
  • Date: 11/15/2000
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, DeAnna Banks Beane, project director for ASTC's YouthALIVE! Initiative, describes the growing need for safe, supportive places for children to spend their after-school time and the role science centers can play in providing services to these youth. As an example, Banks Beane explains how the YouthALIVE! Initiative programs support ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2000
    Resource Category: Summative
    Science Under Sail: Russia's Great Voyages to America 1728-1867 opened in May 2000 at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art (AMHA) for a five-month run. Developed by Curator Barbara Sweetland Smith and designed by Presentation Design Group, Science Under Sail was a 5,340-square-foot exhibition consisting of 44 elements, including text and ... »
  • Date: 10/18/2000
    Resource Category: Scale
    The New Ecological Paradigm Scale-Revised (NEP-R) is an updated version of the 1978 New Ecological Paradigm Survey. This updated version reflects current environmental terminology, as well as tests a single construct. The NEP-R is suitable for use in the general adult population. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2000
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report draws together the results from two major pieces of research–an overview of science communication activities in Britain today, and a detailed understanding of public attitudes to science. By combining the information from both studies, this report aims to inform future science communication strategies for both policy and practice. The ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    With a Small Grant for Exploratory Research, we will identify and measure the properties of spatial layout that affect visitors' exploration and exposure to information in science museum exhibitions. It is the nature of museum learning that it is associated with movement in space. The ways in which displays are arranged in spatial sequences, the ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Montshire Museum of Science, on behalf of the TEAMS Collaborative, will develop "TEAMS Traveling Exhibit Collaborative." Four charter members of the TEAMS collaborative, a partnership that includes the Monthshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT; the Catawba Science Center, Hickory, NC; the ScienCenter, Ithaca, NY; and the Discovery Center ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2000
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Can reading skills be enhanced by instruction in the visual arts? Arts education researchers have sometimes made this claim and have argued that the visual arts can play a strong role in the teaching of basic skills in the kindergarten and elementary school years. There are two possible mechanisms by which visual arts instruction might enhance ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) requests a grant from the National Center for Research Resources through the SEPA program to develop and evaluate a model biomedical science education partnership program in collaboration with the University of Minnesota's Cancer Center, Medical School, School of Public Health, and College of Veterinary ... »