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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: 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 ... »
  • Date: 10/09/2003
    Resource Category: Formative
    This formative evaluation gathered feedback from parents and their fourth grade children in response to two activities included in the Cyberchase at Home outreach materials. The user-based feedback assisted with the design of new outreach materials. The general goals for the research were to explore reactions to the activity card format; assess ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Self-Reliance Foundation (SRF) Conociendo Tu Cuerpo (Know Your Body) Hispanic Community Health Sciences Education project is an initiative designed to introduce Hispanic students and families to biomedical science and health education resources, and increase their participation levels in these fields. The educational goals of the project are ... »
  • Date: 09/10/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center will implement a three-year, research-based community program entitled "Archeology Pathways for Native Learners." This comprehensive program consists of four components or pathways that are designed to increase participation of Native Americans in science. Pathway #1 invites students and teachers ... »
  • Date: 09/10/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The "Environmental Science Information Technology Activities (ESITA)" based at the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) at UC-Berkeley is a three-year, youth-based proposal that seeks to engage 144 inner-city ninth and tenth graders in learning experiences involving environmental science and information technology. The goal of the project is to develop ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Educational Broadcasting Corporation (WNET New York) is producing twelve new programs for the third season of Cyberchase, the first national math series for children in over a decade. The daily, half-hour programs currently are viewed by over 1.5 million viewers for each broadcast. The associated website has had over 140 million page views. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The "Mentored Youth Building Employable Skills in Technology (MyBEST)" project, a collaboration of the Youth Science Center (YSC) and Learning Technology Center (LTC) at the Science Museum of Minnesota, is a three-year, youth-based proposal that seeks to engage 200 inner-city youngsters in learning experiences involving information and design ... »

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