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  • Be A Bird: Bringing Biology to Life in a Zoo Setting
    Date: 11/01/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Brookfield Zoo, operated by the Chicago Zoological Society, will develop a participatory exhibition on avian anatomy, physiology, behavior and ecology, "Be a Bird", whose overall goal is to bring biology to life with participatory exhibits in a zoo setting. The Brookfield Zoo will design and construct a permanent exhibition that uses discovery ... »
  • Museum Activities Coordinated with 3-2-1 CONTACT
    Date: 11/01/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science proposes to build on its program of activities that involve children in science and bring them into contact with the approaches, objects and equipment that scientists use, with each activity designed to stimulate thinking and heighten interest in science. Cardinal features of the program are the ... »
  • Cognitive Processes in Understanding and Using Scientific Diagrams
    Date: 09/15/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Cognitive research indicates that science experts commonly use diagrams as mediational tools for reasoning visually. But in science education materials and practices, visuals are typically "aids" rather than fundamental representations. This research will examine how students learn to comprehend, use, and construct diagrams as thinking tools. It ... »
  • Black Stars in Orbit
    Date: 09/01/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    William Miles, an award winning Black documentary filmmaker, will collaborate with WNET, New York to produce "Black Stars In Orbit," an hour-long television documentary for PBS broadcast on black astronauts and black Americans' contributions to America's space program. The program will utilize personal interviews with archival footage, family ... »
  • Operation SMART High School Age Component
    Date: 07/15/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Girls Clubs of America (GCA) plans to develop over a three year period informal science learning activities to increase the participation of women aged 14-18 in mathematics and science. These materials are part of an overall program, "Operation SMART," that is a major national commitment by the Girls Clubs of America to include science and ... »
  • LIFE: Cracking the Code (an Eight-Part Prime-Time Television Series for Broadcast on PBS in the Fall of 1990)
    Date: 07/15/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH Boston and its NOVA production group will produce a series of eight one hour television programs titled "Life: Cracking the Code". The series will cover recent advances in molecular biology, the record of personal quest and achievement of many of the biologists who have contributed to these advances, the social costs and benefits that have ... »
  • ChemCom Dissemination/Networks
    Date: 07/01/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Chemistry in the Community (ChemCom) was designed to provide an attractive, open access route for all high school students to the realm of relevant and useful chemical phenomena. What began as a dream a few years ago is now a well-developed high school program brought about by the concerted efforts of high school teachers, college and university ... »
  • Development of Interactive Microbiology Exhibits
    Date: 07/01/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New York Hall of Science is the only major science center in the New York Metropolitan Area and serves a rapidly growing audience with both public and school-based programs and exhibits. Low income families and members of diverse minority communities are a major part of its target audience. The present award will support a major 3,000 square ... »
  • Girl Scout Leader Training Program
    Date: 07/01/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Franklin Institute Science Museum will, over a three year period, develop a regional Girl Scout leader training programthat provides science education experiences for Girl Scouts. The Girl Scout Council of Greater Philadelphia and the Washington Rock, NJ Council will be primary partners and the source of volunteer leaders and the target ... »
  • Applications of Interactive Minerals Exhibits in Natural History Museums
    Date: 06/01/1988
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The San Diego Natural History Museum (San Diego, CA) is developing a new permanent Minerals Hall that will present San Diego geology and mineralogy to visitors through displays of outstanding mineral specimens and through interactive exhibits on the physical properties of minerals. This NSF award will support the design, construction and ... »

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