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  • DINOSAURS!: A Large Format Film Experience
    Date: 12/15/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Maryland Science Center is producing a 40-minute large format film about the discovery and scientific interpretation of dinosaurs based on fossil finds from the Gobi Desert. The film will follow the summer 2004 expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) and the Mongolian Academy of Science led by paleontologists Dr. Michael ... »
  • Cell Lab Summative Evaluation
    Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    RK&A conducted 56 timing and tracking observations of visitors, 20 exit interviews with visitors, an interview with the Cell Lab Program Manager, and interviews with 13 Lab Crew in the summer and fall of 2003. The Cell Lab succeeded in engaging visitors in enjoyable and educational activities. It also excelled in providing Lab Crew teens with ... »
  • The Science Behind the History
    Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This planning grant will enable The Indiana State Museum (ISM) to develop "The Science Behind the History," a program of live interactive video distance learning that includes multiple components and state-wide partners. The project is based on "ISM Live!," which uses a satellite van with video broadcast system to deliver programs from diverse ... »
  • Trouvadore Documentary Project Planning
    Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Houston PBS with Windward Media is planning to develop a one-hour documentary for NOVA entitled "Trouvadore, the Last Voyage of an African Slave Trader." The film will chronicle the scientific archaeological excavation of an illegal slave ship that wrecked in the British West Indies in 1841. Planning activities will include archival research and ... »
  • Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches
    Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents and analyzes the findings from a front-end evaluation of Vicious Fishes and Other Riches, a National Science Foundation-funded traveling exhibition being developed by the Miami Museum of Science in Miami, Florida (MMS) in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minnesota (SMM). Front-end evaluation ... »
  • Cyberchase Workshops-In-A-Box Formative Evaluation of Outreach After-School Activities for Leaders and Youth - FULL REPORT
    Date: 10/23/2003
    Resource Category: Formative
    This formative evaluation gathered feedback from after-school group leaders and their 3rd-5th grade youth in response to two activities included in the Cyberchase Workshops-In-A-Box. The user-based feedback will assist with the design of new after-school materials. The general goals for the research were:To explore reactions to the workshop guide ... »
  • Cyberchase Teachers’ Guide Formative Evaluation of Outreach In-School Activities for Teachers and Students - FULL REPORT
    Date: 10/17/2003
    Resource Category: Formative
    This formative evaluation gathered feedback from teachers and their fourth grade children in response to two activities included in the Cyberchase Teachers' Guide. The user-based feedback will assist with the design of new school-based materials. The general goals for the research were to explore reactions to the guide; assess appeal and ... »
  • Discoveries and Breakthroughs Inside Science: Science TV News That Matters
    Date: 10/10/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Each month, the American Institute of Physics (AIP) will produce twelve, 90-second television news reports that demonstrate the relevance of research to society, including animated descriptions of the underlying science principles. The peer-reviewed reports are offered for sale on an exclusive basis to one station in each of the 211 principal ... »
  • Mystery Solved: A Traveling Exhibit in Mathematics
    Date: 10/10/2003
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Flip It, Fold It, Figure It Out! is a 1500-sq. foot traveling mathematics exhibition with companion take-home educational materials. There are two copies of the traveling exhibit: one for the members of the North Carolina Grassroots Science Museums Collaborative reaching over 500,000 visitors, and a second for travel nationally to science centers ... »
  • CYBERCHASE: Formative Evaluation of Outreach Activities for Parents and Children
    Date: 10/09/2003
    Resource Category: Formative
    This formative evaluation gathered feedback from parents and their fourth grade children in response to two activities included in the Cyberchase at Home outreach materials. The user-based feedback assisted with the design of new outreach materials. The general goals for the research were to explore reactions to the activity card format; assess ... »

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