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  • Summative Evaluation of "Earth & Sky" Radio Shows in Three Public Radio Markets
    Date: 12/27/1993
    Resource Category: Summative
    Earth & Sky is a two-minute public radio science series about environmental sciences, earth sciences, and astronomy. As broadcast of the series expanded across the U.S., Multimedia Research implemented summative evaluations of listeners in three different radio markets. The evaluations focus on whether listening to the series influences adults ... »
  • Continued Broadcast of "Square One" TV in 1993-1994
    Date: 11/01/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    CTW is approaching completion of the fifth and final season of new show production for Square One TV -- a daily PBS television series designed to promote interest in and enthusiasm for mathematics among eight- to twelve-year-olds, with special attention given to girls and minority children. Research has shown that Square One TV is educationally ... »
  • To Build A Flying Machine: The Story of the Wright Brothers
    Date: 11/01/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This is a request from Claypoint Productions for 124,700 of a total budget of $526,178 to produce a one-hour prime-time documentary program on the Wright Brothers, the processes of science and engineering used in their work, and the science and technology behind their development of the airplane. The PBS program will cover the subjects of ... »
  • Atmospheric Explorations: Participatory, Computer-based Simulations of the Weather
    Date: 10/01/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    "Atmospheric Explorations: Participatory, Computer-Based Simulations of the Weather" is a collaborative project of Augsburg College and the Science Museum of Minnesota. The purpose of the project is to enhance the interest and skills of museum visitors and students in science by providing a highly interactive exhibit environmental that allows the ... »
  • The Connecticut Museum Collaborative for Science Education
    Date: 10/01/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    "The Connecticut Museum Collaborative for Science Education" is teacher enhancement program that will serve approximately 5,000 middle school teachers (and their students) from throughout Connecticut over a three-year program period. The proposed program has been developed cooperatively by four of Connecticut's Science Museums and Centers (The ... »
  • Executive Summary - Vision to Reality: Critical Dimensions in Science Center Development
    Date: 10/01/1993
    Resource Category: Research
    There is no formula for starting a science center. Science centers are as variable as the communities that surround them and the people who plan them. They may be of modest or monumental proportions and grow at different rates and in a variety of ways. Nevertheless, it is possible to identify a number of common themes and dimensions that appear to ... »
  • Green City Data Project -- Youth Inventory of Natural Areas
    Date: 09/15/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Green City Data is an after-school community service project. Teams of secondary students are trained to inventory urban natural areas selected by regional resource planning agencies to supplement their own data collection efforts. Representatives from seven agencies and educational institutions initiated this project to support development of a ... »
  • Testing the Theory
    Date: 09/15/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Boston Museum of Science seeks funds from the National Science Foundation for the development of a group of interactive exhibits and educational programs that will comprise the Museum's permanent TESTING THE THEORY activity center. The project is part of a new approach to exhibits that aims to make the experiences available to visitors closer to ... »
  • Bill Nye The Science Guy -- A Children's Television Series
    Date: 09/10/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY is a half-hour, weekly children's science education series produced in Seattle, Washington by McKenna/Gottlieb Producers Inc. and KCTS Television in association with Rabbit Ears Production. The series is designed to make science assessable and interesting to children in the of forth and fifth grades by relating science at ... »
  • Numbers Alive!
    Date: 09/01/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Numbers Alive project will model the use of number sense and provide opportunities for its practice through the production of ten half-hour television programs for students, one program for parents and care-givers, and print materials in support of both types of programs. The targeted student audience is fifth and sixth graders. The print ... »

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