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  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) was contracted by the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) to evaluate Tissues of Life, an exhibition funded by the National Institutes of Health. Data collection took place at the SMM in July and August 2004. The evaluation documents the impact and effectiveness of the exhibition through timing and ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Concept planning studies ("front-end" studies) are useful in finding out "where the audience is starting from" in their perceptions of particular subjects, themes or messages to be communicated in upcoming exhibitions. In this case, the exhibition team needed some clarifications about visitors' awareness, interests, and other perceptions of ' ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Nanoscale Science and Engineering Education (NSEE) Center for Learning and Teaching (NCLT) would focus on the research and development of nano-science instructional resources for grades 7-16, related professional development opportunities for 7-12 teachers, and programs infused with nano-science content for education doctoral students. The ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    TEAMS, an exhibit collaborative of seven small science museums, will collaborate with academic researchers to expand knowledge about learning in informal science environments and will apply that knowledge to the creation of eight (two copies of four topics) traveling science exhibitions suitable for small museums and science centers. The research ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Understanding the Science Connected to Technology (USCT) targets information technology (IT) experiences in a comprehensive training program and professional support system for students and teachers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Participants have opportunities to assume leadership roles as citizen volunteers within ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Center for Education's Board on Science Education (BOSE) of the National Academies will plan and host a one-day planning meeting to examine the status of research on learning science within informal education settings. This planning meeting will help leaders in the field of informal learning think about the current state of research and ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article examines the construction of identity among African American adolescents. Narrative theories of personality help elucidate the complexity of success. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The 2000 Census indicates a significant increase in foreign-born and first-generation students in public schools, at a time when multicultural communities are challenging long-held notions about civic participation in America. This study of Teen Educators Advocating for Community Health (TEACH) illustrates how an innovative afterschool program ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Growing public and policy interest in the use of afterschool time has led to a need for research methods that allow investigators and stakeholders to examine and refine program models and activities. The case study method offers promise for afterschool research, but case study models must be refined in order to adequately study afterschool ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category: Formative
    This study was commissioned to provide systematic feedback regarding visitor experience of the Low-Carb Craze exhibits (about nutrition and dieting) in Current Science Central. The principal issues to be investigated were about the interpretive experience: are visitors getting the idea that this is about current science information?; do visitors ... »

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