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  • Summative Evaluation: Disease Detectives
    Date: 11/01/2009
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) contracted with Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to evaluate Disease Detectives, a traveling exhibition made possible by a Science Education Partnership Award from the National Center for Research Resources, a component of the National Institutes of Health. RK&A conducted a summative evaluation ... »
  • Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses: Animal Contributions Toward a Healthier Citizenry
    Date: 09/30/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This cooperative effort among Purdue University, public schools in Indiana, and The Children's Museum of Indianapolis aims to develop, evaluate and disseminate educational programs for K-12 students, parents, teachers and the public about the science involved in keeping people healthy. Obesity prevention, cancer prevention and asthma will be ... »
  • Connecting Classrooms and Community with the Health Sciences
    Date: 09/30/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Adolescents face many conflicting messages and influences related to high-risk behavior. Choices confronting middle school students often have the potential for adverse effects on their overall health and well being. Montshire Museum proposes to develop an educational outreach program to allow students an opportunity to learn about key health ... »
  • Science Club- Building a Science Community Partnership with the Boys & Girls Club
    Date: 09/27/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Science Club is an after school program created in partnership between Northwestern University and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago. Every week throughout the academic year, middle school youth (grades 5-8) work in small groups with their graduate student mentors on challenging, hands-on experiments. The six Science Club curricular modules ... »
  • Framing New Pathways to Medical Discovery for Families, Students and Teachers
    Date: 07/17/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will introduce students ages 8-14, including underserved students; their teachers and families; and the general public to three biomedical research areas inspired by NIH's Roadmap for Medical Research: biological pathways, bioinformatics and nanomedicine. These areas are unfamiliar to many adults and are not introduced in science ... »
  • Nanomedicine Explorer Interactive Multimedia Kiosk Formative Evaluation
    Date: 03/15/2009
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Nanomedicine Explorer kiosk at the Museum of Science, Boston provides opportunities to learn about nanomedicine, nanotechnology, cancer biology, new research in cancer diagnosis and therapy, and the process of medical research from bench to bedside. This report is the formative evaluation of the prototype of this kiosk, presenting the results ... »