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  • Date: 12/01/2004
    Resource Category: Summative
    In this Summative Evaluation, Goodman Research Group, Inc. found that PEEP effectively models science inquiry skills, including predicting, observing, and problem solving. Children who were exposed to PEEP interacted with materials in ways that were significantly more grounded in science inquiry than children who were not. By a margin of 71% to 22 ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2004
    Resource Category: Summative
    Goodman Research Group, Inc. (GRG), an evaluation research firm specializing in the evaluation of educational programs, services, and materials, is conducting an evaluation of PEEP and the Big Wide World (PEEP). The primary focus of the evaluation is to assess PEEP's appeal and the extent to which the various components of PEEP (e.g., television ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Ann Carter, a grants coordinator and former education director at the Discovery Center of Springfield (DCS), and Fawn Wagner, DCS's current education director, share their strategy for developing a successful education program at a time when state and school budgets are shrinking and teachers face increasing demands related to ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    After-School Program Exploring Science (APEX) proposes to develop and implement a training model that will enhance the capacity of community-based after-school programs to provide science-learning opportunities for children ages 5-10. Capacity building will center on expanding the human resource base as well as access to hands-on resources that ... »
  • 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: 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, Robin Schotter, early childhood education coordinator for the Louisville Science Center (LSC), discusses the Early Childhood Teacher Institute summer program at LSC. Schotter reflects on the value of this program for teachers and and LSC staff alike. ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Karen Propst, of the Children's Science and Technology Museum of Terre Haute, discusses the challenge of engaging preschoolers in a program about DNA. Propst explains the methods she uses reach family audiences of mixed ages during public programs. ... »
  • 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: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Lorne Perry, project manager and senior designer of WOWtown at the Calgary Science Centre, discusses the new young children's exploration gallery, "WOWtown." Perry outlines the exhibit design process, how the design, based on research, supports science learning, and evaluation findings. ... »

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