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  • Date: 09/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Space Science Institute (SSI) will design, develop and travel a 3,500 square foot exhibition about the outer planets of the solar system and their satellites, whose presence contributes to making Earth habitable. Designed around the theme "Living With Giants," the exhibition will feature hands-on interactive visitor experiences that describe ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Temple University's "Sisters in Science in the Community (SISCOM)" is a constructivist-based, inclusive youth/community project targeting underrepresented urban middle and high school girls in grades 6-10 and their families; it supports inclusion of girls with disabilities. It engages girls and their parents in hands-on, inquiry-based sports ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Peep and the Big, Wide World is an NSF-funded television series for children ages 3 to 5. The Children's Museum proposes to build on this show and extend its impact through exhibits, education and professional development programs. Specifically, planning grant funds will be used to 1) gather best practices in preschool & brand-based exhibition ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Stacey Prinzing, early childhood education specialist and manager of the Kids Room at the Maryland Science Center, discusses lessons learned from observing and listening to visitors in the Kids Room exhibit. Prinzing explains what their observations have taught staff about the ways young children relate to a learning space and how ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Chabot Space and Science Center seeks support to engage in a six-month planning process for "Imagine That!," a multi-faceted science and technology career exploration program. In partnership with the Columbia River Exhibition of History, Science & Technology (CREHST) and the American Museum of Science & Energy (AMSE), Chabot proposes to ... »
  • 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: Peer-reviewed article
    This article discusses a study conducted as part of a larger project to develop new signage strategies to support powerful forms of parent involvement at the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh. Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Center of Learning in Out-of-School Environments conducted the study in the context of the museum's expansion from ... »
  • 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: 01/13/2004
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents the findings of a summative evaluation of Invention at Play, conducted by Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A), for the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History. Invention at Play is a traveling exhibition developed by the Lemelson ... »

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