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  • The "Playing to Win" Network Expansion Project
    Date: 11/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Education Development Center (EDC) is implementing the national expansion and institutionalization of the Playing to Win (PTW) Network. With the goal of working toward universal technology enfranchisement and prior support from the NSF Informal Science Education Program, the PTW Network currently links close to fifty agencies in a mutually ... »
  • Project ASTRO Coalitions
    Date: 11/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Astronomical Society of the Pacific requests $1,317,701 over three years to implement its California pilot project to six sites around the country. Each site will establish local, self- sustaining coalitions linking science centers, astronomical institutions, school districts, and community groups. These coalitions will, with training and ... »
  • Access Science: Full Participation Science for Children with Disabilities
    Date: 10/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The National Easter Seal Society is engaged in a project to introduce young people with disabilities and their families to science, to provide them with access to science, and to familiarize them with the wide range of career options which depend on science and technology. Easter Seal affiliates serve as project sites, and a sub-contract with the ... »
  • Traveling Experiment Gallery
    Date: 10/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Museum of Minnesota will prepare and circulate a 2500 sq. ft. traveling exhibit of the physical science activities from their successful "Experiment Gallery" exhibit, previously supported by NSF. Visitors studies indicate this gallery is the most popular and most visited of the museum's science halls. The activities cover five areas of ... »
  • LightPower: An Exhibit on Light, Lasers and Optics
    Date: 10/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    LightPower is one of twelve permanent exhibits being developed for the new Orlando Science Center (OSC) in Orlando, Florida. A 4,000 square foot exhibit, LightPower places lasers in their broad scientific context by focusing on light, the electromagnetic spectrum, and on lasers and their applications. Because of the large number of laser-optics ... »
  • Take Another Look
    Date: 09/15/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The San Jose Children's Discovery Museum will develop an exhibit "Take Another Look." A semi-permanent version will be installed at the Children's Museum and a 600-750 sq. ft. traveling version will be developed and circulated under the auspices of the Association of Science and Technology Centers Traveling Exhibition Service. Consisting of 14 ... »
  • Innovation: An Exhibit to Foster an Understanding of and Invite Participation in the Process of Innovation
    Date: 09/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Tech Museum of Innovation developed a prototype of "Innovation," a proposed permanent 8,000 sq. ft. exhibit, which will be one of four major exhibit theme areas and will incorporate approximately 80 hands-on, interactive experiences which promote critical and innovative thinking, invention and problem solving. The exhibit is designed to ... »
  • ZooWEB: Worldwide Education for Biodiversity (A Planning Grant)
    Date: 09/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The San Francisco Zoological Society will use this planning grant to involve representatives of their audience in the development of the learning experiences that will be encorporated into their new exhibit program "ZooWEB: Worldwide Education for Biodiversity." They will bring together an Advisory Panel made up of representatives of a broad ... »
  • Using Narrative to Introduce Science Concepts to Diverse Audiences at a Science Center
    Date: 09/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Under the Planning Grant Guidelines, the Arizona Science Center will explore "Using Narrative to Introduce Science Concepts to Diverse Audiences at a Science Center." By bringing together a group of experts to review key questions about the uses and structure of narrative, the staff of the science center will 1) develop a strategy and range of ... »
  • Hands-On Universe Informal Science Education Project
    Date: 09/01/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Lawrence Berkeley Labs developed a CD containing educational materials, staff training and the software necessary for informal science education centers to offer to middle school students one- hour sessions, multiple-day workshops, and ongoing participation in a drop-in computer lab. Hands-On Universe (HOU) is an active science education program ... »

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