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  • Date: 12/15/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Maryland Science Center is producing a 40-minute large format film about the discovery and scientific interpretation of dinosaurs based on fossil finds from the Gobi Desert. The film will follow the summer 2004 expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and the Mongolian Academy of Science led by paleontologists Dr. Michael ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    RK&A conducted 56 timing and tracking observations of visitors, 20 exit interviews with visitors, an interview with the Cell Lab Program Manager, and interviews with 13 Lab Crew in the summer and fall of 2003. The Cell Lab succeeded in engaging visitors in enjoyable and educational activities. It also excelled in providing Lab Crew teens with ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This planning grant will enable The Indiana State Museum (ISM) to develop "The Science Behind the History," a program of live interactive video distance learning that includes multiple components and state-wide partners. The project is based on "ISM Live!," which uses a satellite van with video broadcast system to deliver programs from diverse ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Houston PBS with Windward Media is planning to develop a one-hour documentary for NOVA entitled "Trouvadore, the Last Voyage of an African Slave Trader." The film will chronicle the scientific archaeological excavation of an illegal slave ship that wrecked in the British West Indies in 1841. Planning activities will include archival research and ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Summer science programs held in university research facilities provide ideal opportunities for pre-college students to master new skills and renew, refresh, and enrich their interest in science. These types of programs have a positive impact on a student's understanding of the nature of science and scientific inquiry and can open a youngster's ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Remedial
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to simultaneously conduct a remedial evaluation of the exhibition Tissues of Life and its associated elements: the Web site with the same name, presentations at the Demonstration Station, and the What is Life?, play. The National Institutes of Health ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The purposes of the STUDIO 3D evaluation were to collect information about the impact upon student learning as a result of participating in the STUDIO 3D Project, as well as to elicit information for program improvement. Areas of inquiry include recruiting and retention, impact on project participants, tracking student impacts, and the project as ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents and analyzes the findings from a front-end evaluation of Vicious Fishes and Other Riches, a National Science Foundation-funded traveling exhibition being developed by the Miami Museum of Science in Miami, Florida (MMS) in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minnesota (SMM). Front-end evaluation ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This study evaluated a 2-week residential program aimed at enhancing the science interest and persistence of high-achieving 8th-grade girls. Questionnaires were administered to 38 program participants (14 of whom were of minority ethnicity) and 173 applicants who did not attend the program, at 3 time points: preprogram, 1 year postprogram, and 4 ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Nancy Stueber, president and chief executive officer of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), discusses the institution's sustainable strategy. Based on the work of The Natural Step, a science-based model of sustainable development, the Walk the Talk Initiative was developed to assess current practices. This article ... »

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