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  • Solve-It!: Puzzles and Challenges
    Date: 12/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project is composed of a 1,500 square foot permanent, and traveling exhibit, and a schools program focused on problem- solving, targeted primarily for children in grades 5-8. The exhibit includes a variety of classroom-tested puzzles, interactive computer programs, and hands-on challenge problems. These will enable participants to try and ... »
  • SCIENCE FRIDAY
    Date: 12/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    National Public Radio (NPR) has been awarded a grant of $807,335 in declining amounts over a four year period for production of Science Friday, the weekly two-hour call-in radio show that deals with science topics. Over the four year period, NPR will make an increasingly larger commitment to the total budget of $1,763,768 until they assume total ... »
  • BioQuest Woods: Linking Animals and Plants with Interactive Exhibits
    Date: 11/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The North Carolina Museum of Life and Science will develop two areas in a new 70 acre outdoor exhibit "BioQuest Woods: Linking Animals and Plans with Interactive Exhibits". This concept is to pair live animals and plants in their natural setting with science center-style interactive exhibits to communicate key ideas in biology and physics. Support ... »
  • The Seattle Aquarium Sound to Mountains Exhibit
    Date: 10/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Sound to Mountains exhibit showcases contemporary and emerging watershed issues which affect the Pacific Northwest region. This exhibit addresses the need to focus awareness on non-point pollution for the general public and among Washington State teachers and school children (K-12). This represents one of the major pollution problems affecting ... »
  • TEAMS Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative
    Date: 10/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Five small science museums will form "TEAMS (Traveling Exhibits at Museums of Science) Collaborative". The partners include the Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT; The Catawba Science Center, Hickory, NC; Sciencenter, Ithaca, NY; Discovery Center Museum, Rockford, IL; and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, MI. Each museum partner will ... »
  • The Chemistry of Life
    Date: 10/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The New York Hall of Science will develop an interactive exhibit for the general public "The Chemistry of Life". There will be two editions of the exhibit: one 2,500 sq. ft. version will be installed permanently in the New York Hall of Science and another 1500 sq. ft. version will travel nationally. Focusing on the common chemical processes behind ... »
  • The Powers of Nature: A traveling exhibition
    Date: 10/01/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Franklin Institute will develop a 6000 sq. ft. traveling exhibit about "The Powers of Nature". Focusing on earthquakes, severe storms, and volcanoes, the exhibit will promote a greater understanding of the meteorological and geological forces that underlie these phenomena. Visitors will also learn about how scientists monitor and predict ... »
  • WILD TV: Post-production and Evaluation of Revised Pilot Episode and Plans for Future Activities
    Date: 09/15/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WNET is conducting planning for Wild TV, a new environmental education public television series for children ages 8-13. The planning activities consist of post-production and evaluation of a new version of the pilot episode of the series. WNET will reversion the pilot episode to address concerns raised by the reviewers to a previous proposal, as ... »
  • A Design for an Interactive Television Series
    Date: 09/15/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Education Department of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will produce and evaluate a pilot for a series of after school television program targeted at youth aged 9 -12. The series, which is based on the research into children's misperceptions about science conducted by the applicant, will help viewers make sense of often ... »
  • DOING IT
    Date: 09/15/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Quest Productions is producing and testing the pilot phase for a series of weekly television programs entitled, Doing It. The series which is targeted at six to ten year olds is co-production with KCTS, the producer of Bill Nye the Science Guy in Seattle, will focus on science and technology-oriented themes by introducing viewers to men and women ... »

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