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  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Pittsburgh Children's Museum (PCM) is developing a 2,700 sq ft traveling exhibition, "How People Make Things," in collaboration with Family Communications, the producers of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood." The exhibition will use the factory visit segments from this popular television program, the longest running on PBS, as a jumping off point ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2004
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    In early 2004 Explorit Science Center (Explorit) contracted with Visitor Studies Services (VSS) to design and conduct an evaluation of Explorit's Health In Your World Project (HIYW). HIYW is a traveling, science-based health education program for children and adults in low-income communities. HIYW features interactive experiments designed to make ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Children's Museum of Houston seeks to develop a 1,500 sq ft bilingual traveling exhibition based on their bilingual "Magnificent Math Moments" activities. This project simultaneously addresses two very important needs: the relative lack of mathematics exhibits for young children and for Spanish-speaking audiences. The exhibition is based on ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2004
    Resource Category: Research Products
    This case study reveals how one community-based youth development organization in the northeastern United States advocated for social and educational equity for the low-income families it served by challenging the local school district’s practice of referring low-income children of color to special education in disproportionate numbers. Because ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The Brother/Sister Sol program empowers urban teenagers to define themselves as leaders who are committed to their community. ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    An afterschool program struggles to foster kindness and civility among youngsters whose environment too often fails to promote such values. ... »
  • Date: 01/15/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    After-school programs are a source of powerful, positive experiences for an estimated eight to ten million youth, especially those in low-income, under-represented populations (the majority of youth in these programs). Through this conference grant, TERC, along with the Exploratorium and the Lawrence Hall of Science, proposes to launch a national ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Despite the many hours students spend studying science, only a few relate to these subjects in such a manner that it becomes a part of their essential worldview and advances their education in a larger sense - one in which they make a connection to the subject matter so that it becomes a source of inspiration and occupies a formative position in ... »