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  • Washington Middle School Engineering Program
    Date: 11/01/1987
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The middle school years are critical in determining a student's success and continued participation in mathematics. This proposal involves the expansion of MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) model to the junior high/middle school population in the State of Washington. The project will focus on updating and revitalizing middle ... »
  • Naive Knowledge and the Design of Science Museum Exhibits
    Date: 11/01/1987
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The investigation of naive conceptions of science has many implications for both teaching and learning. The predominant model for past investigations has been with school children or within very formal settings. Extending investigations of misconceptions to informal settings is the challenge of this research. Museum visitors' misconceptions about ... »
  • An Interactive Video Project to Enhance the Value of Educational Television
    Date: 11/01/1987
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Dr. Lenore Blum and associates at Mills College plan to explore the use of an interactive videodisc environment for elementary education in mathematics using existing materials from SQUARE ONE TV. The project will use a prototype interactive computer learning system that uses icons embedded within an exploratory environment to allow learners to ... »
  • Four Films on Language
    Date: 10/01/1987
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The evolution of language, perhaps two hundred thousand years ago, led to our ability to think abstractly, invent logic, store and exchange ideas and to create culture. What language is, how it works and how it distinguishes us from others is the subject of a four part public television series produced by Equinox Films, Inc., New York, N.Y. To ... »
  • Science Coverage on National Public Radio
    Date: 09/15/1987
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Public Radio (NPR) will provide five years of operation of NPR's Science Unit to provide science and technology news and information on NPR's MORNING EDITION, ALL THINGS CONSIDERED, and WEEKEND EDITION shows. Prior NSF support has allowed NPR to create stable, sustained in-depth ... »
  • SQUARE ONE TV: Two Additional Seasons of Mathematics Programs for Children on Television -- Children's Television Workshop
    Date: 09/15/1987
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Children's Television Workshop (CTW) will produce two additional seasons of SQUARE ONE TV, a daily series of mathematics for children aged 8-12. The first season of 75 half-hour shows premiered on public television stations in January 1987. The second and third seasons will each consist of 65 programs to capitalize on the success of Season I and ... »
  • The Science of Music: Sound Waves and Sound Forms
    Date: 09/15/1987
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Franklin Institute Science Museum will design, test, fabricate, and circulate to eight museums an exhibit, "The Science of Music: Sound Waves and Sound Forms" that will introduce visitors to the physical laws that govern sound waves. By using music as an attractive and concrete subject to engage broad public interest, the exhibit will ... »
  • New Mexico's Seacoast: Interactions, Past and Present
    Date: 09/15/1987
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New Mexico Museum of Natural History in Albuquerque will design and construct a 6,250 square foot permanent exhibit on the geology and biology of the intracontinental Cretaceous Period seacoast environment of New Mexico. Using more than 20 interactive exhibits as well as modern and extinct plant and animal species, visitors will experience and ... »
  • Pathways to the Past - A Discovery Center
    Date: 09/01/1987
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Dorand Shannon New Orleans' Audubon Zoological Garden will design and construct a 3,000 square foot exhibition "Pathways to the Past" that will utilize interactive exhibits to highlight the ancestral link between birds and reptiles and to explore the ensuing development of each species. The permanent exhibition, occupying a prominent place in the ... »
  • Within the Brain
    Date: 09/01/1987
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Lawrence Hall of Science proposes to develop two 1400 square foot interactive exhibitions based on the latest research findings on the structure and function of the human brain; one for permanent display at the Hall, and one for circulation to 12 science museums over a five year period. The exhibition will use large scale models and equipment ... »

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