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  • Date: 10/15/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    This is a mid-term analysis of the on-line user survey and the URCHIN usage data. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Queens Central Library contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to conduct an evaluation of the newly completed Children's Library and Discovery Center (CLDC), partially funded by the National Science Foundation. In addition to traditional children's library resources, the CLDC includes interactive science exhibits, programming ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Summary of Findings Summative Evaluation Cielo y Tierra Noticias del Mundo Robert L. Russell, Ph.D. Learning Experience Design October 2011 Learning Experience Design conducted summative evaluation of the project entitled: Cielo y Tierra Noticias del Mundo (Sky & Earth News of the World). A series of three evaluation sessions were conducted ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Lost Ladybug Project (LLP) is a Cornell University citizen science project that connects science to education by using ladybugs to teach non-scientists concepts of biodiversity, invasive species, and conservation. The project has successfully engaged thousands of children (ages 5-11) in collecting field data on ladybugs and building a ladybug ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This full-scale development project would use a multi-platform approach (TV, Field School, and Web site) to engage public audiences and underserved youth in archaeology research and discovery. The project will advance knowledge and practice in the field of ISE by establishing the utility of archaeology as an entry point to multiple STEM fields ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This front-end study aimed to capture baseline information about students' science interests and skills in support of the development of a new program called the Koshland Youth Research Lab. Specifically, the evaluation was driven by the following questions: 1) What are students' current attitudes and interests toward four selected science topics ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2011
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Herpetology Education in Rural Places & Spaces (HERPS) project is a four-year full-scale development project designed to engage diverse North Carolina residents from the Central Piedmont, Eastern Piedmont, and Inner Coastal Plain regions of the state in conservation and field experiences focused on herpetology, the study of reptiles and ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2011
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Gerardo Ibarra Aranda, director of operations and project director at Centro de Ciencias Explora in León, Guanajuato, Mexico, explains how this science center streamlines operations and controls expenses, while simultaneously maximizing vistior experience. Ibarra Aranda emphasizes the importance of frugal practices, efficiency in ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    Evaluation findings demonstrate that the Engaging New Americans program at the Harvard Art Museum provides experiences that are of great value to local immigrant populations. Interviewees highly valued opportunities to look at original works of art, learn about the works of art in a meaningful and relevant context, and discuss and share their ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2011
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Our study utilizes data from a national cohort of eighth-grade students to consider how different gender and racial/ethnic subgroups compare to White males in their likelihood to aspire toward a science or math occupation and examine the roles that self-concept, enjoyment, and achievement may play in shaping disparities at this early point in ... »

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