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  • The Science Learning Network
    Date: 10/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Franklin Institute proposes to establish the Science Learning Network (SLN), a unique online collaborative of science museums, industry and schools to support the teaching and learning of science, mathematics and technology (SMT) in grades K-8. The SLN will integrate the educational resources offered by science/technology centers with the ... »
  • Arkansas Women in Science
    Date: 10/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University Museum at the University of Arkansas is conducting preliminary planning for expansion of their 1994 pilot project entitled "Women in Science." During this planning phase, the staff will meet regularly with experts and teachers to design an exhibit about non-academic female scientists in Arkansas that will travel throughout Arkansas ... »
  • Treasure From The Cliffs: Exploring Marine Fossils -- The Calvert Marine Museum's Paleontology Exhibit
    Date: 10/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Calvert Marine Museum will develop an exhibit and complementary programming interpreting the Miocene Age marine life. Treasure from the Cliffs: Exploring Marine Fossils will use the world famous fossils of Calvert Cliffs as the basis for the exhibit. It is their intention to convey a strong sense of the personal process of discovery and the ... »
  • Great Lakes Environment Exhibition
    Date: 10/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Great Lakes Museum of Science, Environment, and Technology will develop a 10,000 sq. ft. exhibit focusing on The Great Lakes Environment. Addressing the core mission of the museum, the exhibit will promote understanding about "the interdependence of scientific, environmental, and technological activities in the Great Lakes Region." The exhibit ... »
  • Chem-Mystery: A Hands-On Chemistry Exhibition
    Date: 10/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Lawrence Hall of Science will develop a 3000 sq. ft. traveling interactive chemistry exhibit in which visitors will conduct a variety of basic chemical tests within the motivational genre of solving a mystery. Chem-Mystery will invite visitors into an Old House facade where two non-violent mysteries have occurred. Visitors will chose a mystery ... »
  • GHOSTWRITER Planning Grant/Science and Mathematics on the Plot Line
    Date: 09/15/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Children's Television Workshop will plan how science and mathematics can be incorporated into the plot line of the series, GHOSTWRITER. The major work to be undertaken during this planning phase will be to assemble a group of science and mathematics educators to work with a subgroup of the existing series advisory board and with series content and ... »
  • Science Education Community Leadership Project
    Date: 09/15/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Pacific Science Center is requesting $800,000 over three and one-half years to develop a national model which would enable community agencies to incorporate science education into their programs. Through thirteen-week training programs, and developing Community Center Workshops, individuals from community organizations will acquire the skills ... »
  • Zillions TV
    Date: 09/10/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Consumers Union of U.S., Inc. will produce four half-hour television specials which focus on kids testing and evaluating popular products. This "real world" approach can motivate children to learn science and mathematics concepts and to develop problem-solving skills in the process of tackling everyday consumer problems. The approach is ... »
  • Education News Project Planning Grant
    Date: 09/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education (FASE) is requesting a planning grant to explore the feasibility and potential of establishing a specialized educational news service aimed at both commercial and noncommercial news programs. During this planning phase they will: convene an Advisory Board to review and refine the project. ... »
  • Workings of Science: Interactive Natural History Museum Keystone Exhibit to Enhance the Public's Understanding of the Processes of Science through Application of These ...
    Date: 09/01/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Milwaukee Public Museum will develop two test stations: A Wetland/Wood Station and a Mobile Testing Station that will be used to evaluation how hands-on activities that incorporate scientific tools and methods can be applied to supplement the educational experience of traditional natural history museum dioramas. As a result of the MPM's work, ... »

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