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  • Date: 03/01/2001
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Randi Korn, director, and Johanna Jones, senior associate, both at Randi Korn & Associates, describe their recent evaluation work on an exhibition at the Minnesota Children's Museum. The exhibit, "Go Figure!" was designed to introduce early math concepts to 2- to 7- year olds through child-size environments based on familiar ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2000
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This study provides a historical overview of the development of the instructional television as a tool within the context of science education. The technology was traced from its beginning as experiments in public service broadcasting by universities and television networks, though closed circuit, cable, and commercially produced science-related ... »
  • Date: 10/10/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Reading Rainbow is a long running, highly acclaimed children's television series designed to engage children in reading. Over the years, the series has incorporated both a science strand and a mathematics strand. Nebraskans for Public Television is now producing two additional math-focused programs and one integrated math/science program. These ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1999
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Self-Reliance Foundation (SRF) requests Phase II support from NIH for the "Hispanic Role Model and Science Education Outreach Project." The project's goal is to develop daily, nationally broadcast, Spanish-language radio programming which encourages the development of science literacy in relation to biomedical research, introduces careers in ... »
  • Date: 06/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Vermont Center for the Book currently reaches over 1,000 parents in Vermont through the informal science education program, Mother Goose Asks "Why?." Through the program, exemplary children's literature and related science activities are brought to parents of preschool children in a series of four reading/discussion/activity sessions. ... »
  • Date: 08/15/1997
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project plans to develop a partnership with KCTS Public Television, Laubach Literacy Action, and the National Alliance of Urban Literacy Coalitions to develop an implementation plan to promote higher science literacy in at-risk families in inner city settings. These organizations reach families that seldom participate in formal and informal ... »
  • Date: 06/01/1997
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Mother Goose Asks Why? is a program of the Vermont Center for the Book currently being brought to 1200 parents in Vermont. Centered around exemplary children's literature and science activities, the program provides a series of four reading/discussion/activity sessions to parents of preschool children. Through exploration of basic questions such ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1997
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Nebraskans for Public Television is developing the math strand in Reading Rainbow. Under this grant, the project will "re-purpose" 30 existing Reading Rainbow program for use in mathematics learning, produce two new math-focused programs, and institute a comprehensive outreach campaign. Books currently being considered for the new programs are ... »
  • Date: 05/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This grant provides support for Season IV of The Magic School Bus, the fully animated PBS series targeted at youth ages 6-9. Components of Season IV will include 13 new episodes, educational support for teachers and youth leaders, dissemination and presentations at major educational conferences, promotion, and summative evaluation. The new ... »
  • Date: 07/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Nebraskans for Public Television are producing three programs in the "Reading Rainbow" series that focus on mathematics and developing and implementing a special math outreach effort aimed at parents with a secondary audience of teachers. The programs will take a literature-based approach to mathematics which helps make it possible ". . . for ... »