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  • Persistence in Science of High-Ability Minority Students, Phase IV: Second Follow-Up
    Date: 12/01/1989
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This research project is a follow-up to previous research on the persistence of high ability minority youth in college programs for mathematics, science, engineering, premedicine and predentistry. The earlier research used data retrieved from the 1985 College Board files for 5,602 students with SAT mathematical scores of 550 or above. All were ... »
  • Correspondent Science News Reports for Television
    Date: 11/15/1989
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Prism Productions will manage a transition to economic independence for the "How About..." science news insert series featuring science journalist Don Herbert. "How About..." has for a decade provided science new inserts for local commercial news broadcasts around the country, supported by NSF and the General Motors Corporation. The series airs ... »
  • Development of a Museum Project on Natural Science in the Colorado Plateau, with an Emphasis On Educating Native Americans of the Region
    Date: 11/01/1989
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Northern Arizona proposes to initiate a two-part project in natural-science education on the Colorado Plateau, with a strong focus on the Native Americans of the region, and especially their children. The project involves, one, the installation of modern geology and biology exhibits that are highly relevant for understanding the ... »
  • Mission to Mars: Traveling Exhibition for Science Education
    Date: 10/01/1989
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Ohio's Center of Science and Industry (COSI) in Columbus, Ohio, in association with the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, WA. and the Battelle Memorial Institute will create and circulate a 4,000 square foot traveling exhibition, "Mission to Mars." Interactive exhibit units will be organized into a spacecraft mission simulator. Visitors in teams ... »
  • Investigation of the Use of Interactive Video Exhibits in Earth and Planetary Sciences at Science Museums
    Date: 10/01/1989
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Interactive Video Science Consortium is a non-profit group of fifteen science centers and museums that proposes to develop interactive video exhibits about Earth and Planetary sciences with two purposes in mind. One, the video exhibits on the two subject areas will serve as educational vehicles for four million visitors, representing the ... »
  • SQUARE ONE TV - Two Additional Seasons of a Children's Television Series about Mathematics
    Date: 09/15/1989
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Children's Television Workshop proposes to produce a fourth and fifth season of SQUARE ONE TV, a daily series on mathematics for children ages eight to twelve. Season Four will consist of 40 new half-hours for air on PBS stations beginning September 1991. Consistent with CTW's experimental mission in education, CTW also proposes to undertake a new ... »
  • Experiment Bench
    Date: 09/15/1989
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Museum of Minnesota will develop a series of "experiment benches" that are to be an unique feature of "labworks," a major new hall of physical science and technology. The small bench-top laboratory exhibits will allow visitors to create their own experiments and to become informally but directly involved in the experimental process. ... »
  • Better than Gold: Plants and Animals of the New World
    Date: 09/01/1989
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Florida Museum of Natural History proposes to prepare two versions of a traveling exhibit in the context of the Columbus Quincentennary. The purposes of the exhibit are to show the natural history of the Caribbean at the time when Columbus arrived and to describe the rapid modification of those natural environments for European economic gain. ... »
  • Modeling Instruction in High School and College Physics
    Date: 09/01/1989
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project is aimed at perfecting and testing a new instructional method to improve the effectiveness of introductory physics teaching. the methods has two chief characteristics: 1) a systematic challenge to common sense misconceptions about the physical world, and 2) an emphasis on models and modeling as basic to physical understanding. Two ... »
  • Free Access Learning with Museum Collections in an Animal Resource Center
    Date: 09/01/1989
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Field Museum of Natural History proposes to design and construct an Animal Resource Center of 24,000 square feet in the context of its encompassing larger exhibit, "Diversity and Survival in the Animal Kingdom." The Center will capitalize on the museum synoptic collections of animal mounts and models and will interpret these irreplaceable ... »

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