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  • Math is Everywhere: Public Understanding and Engagement Mathematics Initiative
    Date: 11/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project is a funded as a component of the joint NSF/DoE Public Understanding and Engagement Initiative for middle grade mathematics. NCTM, Widmeyer-Baker and NACME are partnering to launch and deliver the Initiative. NCTM has responsibility for ensuring that the mathematics conveyed throughout the Initiative is compelling, accurate, and ... »
  • Formative Evaluation of Characters and Stories for Cyberchase - FULL REPORT
    Date: 10/16/1998
    Resource Category: Formative
    This formative evaluation gathered feedback from fourth graders in response to characters and stories proposed for further development. The general goals for the formative evaluation were To determine appeal of the proposed animated characters, given drawings and verbal descriptions, To assess reactions to the cast and storylines, given two short ... »
  • Public Understanding of Math Initiative
    Date: 10/15/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Widmeyer-Baker Group (TWBG) working in conjunction with The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Incorporated (NACME) proposes to design and implement a campaign of Public Understanding and Engagement of Mathematics targeted toward national, state, and local audiences ... »
  • World Congress of Science Producers Conference, November 20-24, 1998, Boston, Massachusetts
    Date: 10/10/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The World Congress of Science Producers is an annual event of leading broadcasters and independent science producers from around the world. This year's congress is being planned and osted by WGBH. For this Congress, WBGH will add two new dimensions to the meeting: 1) involve working scientists in the meeting to increase the dialogue and contact ... »
  • Treasuring Our Natural Heritage: Natural History and Environmental Science Education
    Date: 10/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Treasuring our Natural Heritage: Natural History and Environmental Science Education is a multifaceted project that will be developed by the Idaho Museum of Natural History. Their goal is to heighten an understanding of issues surrounding the concept of biodiversity among the general public. By using the metaphor " the economy of nature," they ... »
  • Adults Supporting Kids with Science (ASK with Science)
    Date: 10/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Institute for Learning Innovation, Inc., requests $264,904 to pilot a project for establishing a national program to provide parents and significant other adults with support, training and materials. Also, the project goals will enable parents and other adults to become actively engaged in local science education reform and science literacy ... »
  • Titanic Science: Exploring New Methods of Interpretation
    Date: 10/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Maryland Science Center is planning a nationwide, traveling exhibit that would examine the scientific investigations and findings related to how and why the Titanic sank. During this planning phase for the project, two of the Maryland Science Center staff would participate in an upcoming scientific expedition to study the Titanic. They will be ... »
  • Aging Exhibit
    Date: 10/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science, Boston will develop an exhibit about Aging. It will be a 6000 sq. ft. traveling exhibit that will open in Boston during April, 2000 coinciding with the United Nations' International Year of Older Persons. The exhibit will provide visitors with an engaging and interactive environment in which to explore scientific, personal, ... »
  • Mississippi River Web (TM) Museum Consortium
    Date: 09/15/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) in collaboration with the Illinois State Museum (ISM), the St. Louis Science Center (SLSC), and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications(NCSA) at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, will form a museum consortium to develop two virtual reality interactive displays (River Pilot ... »
  • Mississippi River Web Museum Consortium
    Date: 09/15/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) in collaboration with the Illinois State Museum (ISM), the St. Louis Science Center (SLSC), and the National Center for Supercomputing Applications(NCSA) at the University of Illinois in Champaign, Illinois, will form a museum consortium to develop two virtual reality interactive displays (River Pilot ... »

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