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  • Date: 12/21/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The incident of Scanzano Jonico, in Italy's Basilicata region, has been something more than a lesson for those who handle the relationships between science and society. During November and December 2003 in this small southern Italian town a theory has been proven false. According to this theory, in the modern world, the best way to solve the ... »
  • Date: 12/21/2003
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Scientific communication in court is particularly important for the understanding of the process of post-academic science communication. The purpose of this study, carried out through a qualitative approach, is: 1) verify whether and how the dynamics of an expert's science communication in court can be traced back to the problem of public science ... »
  • 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: 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: 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, Kirsten Ellenbogen and Martin Storksdieck, senior research associates at the Institute for Learning Innovation Institute, and Joe Heimlich, an associate professor of environmental education at The Ohio State University, examine outcomes from three environmental education initiatives. The projects--a traveling exhibition on ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    This article describes three community programs championing conservation in effective ways to raise public awareness of environmental issues. Authors include Donna Murray, director of education at the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science (Davenport, Iowa), Cheryl D. McCallum, director of education at the Children's Museum of Houston, and ... »

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