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  • A Hub for STEM Learning
    Date: 11/15/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The Exploratorium Teacher Institute (TI) is a teacher professional development center that offers comprehensive, multiyear professional learning institutes; classroom coaching and mentoring; and teaching tools to middle and high school science teachers. The TI staff is composed of a team of PhD scientists and veteran secondary science educators ... »
  • AAAS Black Church Health Connection Project
    Date: 09/30/1991
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The AAAS Black Church Health Connection Project, with funding from the National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), has developed and field tested a guidebook/manual of hands-on and participatory life science activities and a training/orientation program for use in non-religious education programs in churches that serve the African-American ... »
  • Amazing Feats of Aging, A Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/01/2005
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    This report summarizes a summative evaluation of Amazing Feats of Aging, an exhibition developed by staff at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland, Oregon. Patricia McNamara, an independent evaluator, designed this study to document the exhibition's impact on visitors at two locations: its permanent installation at OMSI ... »
  • Analyzing Patterns of Community Interest at a Legacy Mining Waste Site to Assess and Inform Environmental Health Literacy Efforts
    Date: 07/28/2015
    Resource Category: Research Products
    Understanding a community's concerns and informational needs is crucial to conducting and improving environmental health research and literacy initiatives. We hypothesized that analysis of community inquiries over time at a legacy mining site would be an effective method for assessing environmental health literacy efforts and determining whether ... »
  • Basic Race/ Gender Equity Program for Science Education
    Date: 09/30/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The long-term goal is to broaden our model program that currently targets African-American populations in the national capital area. The aim of the program is to: a) educate junior and senior high students and elementary school teachers directly; and b) provide opportunities for exploration of health-related sciences for the public at large (via ... »
  • "Being Me" Summative Evaluation
    Date: 08/30/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    The “Being Me” program was developed to bring the educational process to life through hands-on learning that promotes children’s awareness of health issues and encourages scientific inquiry in an art-focused curriculum supporting National Science Content Standards (now Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS). In 2009, the “Being Me” ... »
  • Biodiversity and Vector Borne Disease
    Date: 07/30/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Peabody Museum of Natural History's program on Biodiversity and Vector-Borne Disease was successful in meeting all of its goals. The following is a summary of the program in terms of these goals. Goal 1: To build teacher capacity for bringing research in biodiversity and disease ecology to grades 5-11 in an engaging, inquiry-based style. A ... »
  • Biology of Human: Understanding Ourselves through the Lens of Current Biomedical Research
    Date: 07/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Recent biomedical research has transformed scientific understanding of human biology. But many of these advances haven’t filtered into public awareness, hindering our ability to make good health-related decisions. A new educational program ‒ Biology of Human ‒ will help the public, particularly young people, better understand advances in ... »
  • Biomedical Training, Research, and College Prep (BioTRAC) - Phase I
    Date: 09/30/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    BioTrac will expand opportunities in biomedicine for low-income, first-generation college-bound high school students, increasing the number interested in, and prepared to enter, the biomedical research pipeline. Specific objectives are to: (1) Raise awareness of careers in biomedicine and provide students with real-world biomedical research ... »
  • Biomedical Workforce Working Group Report
    Date: 06/14/2012
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report focuses on the biomedical workforce and has led to programs that include training biology students in science communication. ... »

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