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  • TEAMS Traveling Exhibit Collaborative
    Date: 10/01/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Montshire Museum of Science, on behalf of the TEAMS Collaborative, will develop "TEAMS Traveling Exhibit Collaborative." Four charter members of the TEAMS collaborative, a partnership that includes the Monthshire Museum of Science, Norwich, VT; the Catawba Science Center, Hickory, NC; the ScienCenter, Ithaca, NY; and the Discovery Center ... »
  • Exhibition Layout and Visitor Movement in Science Museums -- A Small Grant for Exploratory Research
    Date: 10/01/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    With a Small Grant for Exploratory Research, we will identify and measure the properties of spatial layout that affect visitors' exploration and exposure to information in science museum exhibitions. It is the nature of museum learning that it is associated with movement in space. The ways in which displays are arranged in spatial sequences, the ... »
  • A Workshop: An Exploration of the Challenges to Assemble the Tree of Life
    Date: 09/15/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Phylogenetic groupings of organisms are the basis for predictive classifications and biological information systems. Organizing biological knowledge and their parallel hierarchies according to phylogenetic relationships has become increasingly important for many segments of science and society (i.e., genetic databases such as GenBank). Yet, our ... »
  • Planning Grant for an IMAX Film: THE SEARCH FOR INFINITY
    Date: 09/15/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Reuben H. Fleet Space Center is developing "The Search for Infinity," a large-format film on mathematics and nature. The current concept, based on a film idea developed in collaboration with Sir Arthur C. Clarke, is to center the film on an intelligent computer running an unmanned space probe. By following the actions of the computer, ... »
  • Science Friday Summative Evaluation with Scientist Listeners
    Date: 09/11/2000
    Resource Category: Summative
    Talk of the Nation: Science Friday is a weekly two-hour science talk show hosted by science correspondent Ira Flatow. This summative evaluation implemented by Multimedia Research involved collecting information via a two-sided one-page mailed survey to minority and white scientists in virtually all of Science Friday's broadcast areas in the lower ... »
  • The Elegant Universe
    Date: 09/10/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH is producing a three-hour television series about the scientific quest for a unified set of laws governing the universe. The programs, to be broadcast as part of the on-going NOVA series, will place special emphasis on the new development in physics known as string theory. Inspired by Columbia University physicist Brian Greene's best-selling ... »
  • A Conference Grant -- Enhancing the Public Understanding of Research -- January 28-30, 2001, Boston.
    Date: 09/10/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Museum of Science in Boston is conducting a workshop/symposium that will focus on the question of how best to address the issue of enhancing public understanding of major, on-going research efforts. The workshop will begin a critical discussion among researchers and some of the most prominent practitioners of informal public education in the ... »
  • Dogs: Our Canine Companions
    Date: 09/10/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Natural History of Museum of Los Angeles County will mount and administer a five (5) year tour of an exhibition, "Dogs: Our Canine Companions," which explores the evolution, behavior, diversity and cultural significance of dogs. Visitors to the 6,000 sq. ft. exhibit will gain a better knowledge of these familiar animals through a variety of ... »
  • Finding Significance
    Date: 09/10/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Exploratorium will conduct a controlled, two-year research project, titled "Finding Significance," to study how different exhibit presentation techniques affect visitors' abilities to make meaning -- or find significance -- and how such techniques impact learning. The techniques will be applied to a varied sample of five exhibits commonly ... »
  • ScienceQuest
    Date: 09/10/2000
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    ScienceQuest is an innovative program created by the Education Development Center that fosters an interest in science and technology among adolescents ages 10-14. This program builds on the successful "ThinkQuest" model, in which small teams of 2-3 students work with adult coaches to research subjects of interest and share their knowledge through ... »

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