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  • Date: 04/20/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    We investigate the development of scientific content knowledge of volunteers participating in online citizen science projects in the Zooniverse ( http://www.zooniverse.org ). We use econometric methods to test how measures of project participation relate to success in a science quiz, controlling for factors known to correlate with scientific ... »
  • Date: 04/04/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The Science Museum has a rich tradition of exhibitions and galleries devoted to space exploration. Over several decades they have featured and highlighted examples of space hardware – rockets, satellites and spacecraft. The displays have dwelt on the technological and, sometimes, the scientific, with little consideration of the social, let alone ... »
  • Date: 04/01/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Space and Earth Informal STEM Education (SEISE) project, led by the Arizona State University with partners Science Museum of Minnesota, Museum of Science, Boston, and the University of California Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science and Space Sciences Laboratory, is raising the capacity of museums and informal science educators to engage the ... »
  • Date: 03/11/2016
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. Dr. Discovery addresses the immediate and pressing need for affordable, ongoing, large-scale museum evaluation while encouraging visitors to engage deeply with museum content. The app features a front-end scientist ... »
  • Date: 03/04/2016
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2016 Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) PI Meeting held in Bethesda, MD on February 29-March 2. The third season of the national PBS series, SciGirls, is the first national children’s television series and website designed to engage and educate millions of children about citizen science. In each half-hour ... »
  • Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    STEM Pathways is a collaboration between five Minnesota informal STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education organizations—The Bakken Museum, Bell Museum of Natural History, Minnesota Zoo, STARBASE Minnesota, and The Works Museum—working with Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) and advised by the Minnesota Department of ... »
  • Date: 02/16/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    In 2011 the Bishop Museum and two collaborating organizations, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UH) and the Pacific Voyaging Society (PVS), were awarded a multi-year grant from the Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP) to develop classroom and dockside curricula, an online resource center for educators, teacher workshops, a planetarium show, and ... »
  • Date: 01/31/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    This is the final evaluation report for the Skynet Junior Scholars Project from the External Evaluator, David Beer. ... »
  • Date: 01/04/2016
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In March of 2016, a total solar eclipse occurred in the southwestern pacific; and in August of 2017, a total solar eclipse occurred across a broad swath of the United States. The Exploratorium launched a 2.5
year public education program—Navigating the
 Path of Totality—that used these two
 total solar eclipses as platforms for
 sparking public ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    National Air and Space Museum, Washington DC Summative Evaluation for Educational Program, 2016 The National Air and Space Museum (NASM) contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to conduct a summative evaluation of Science in Pre-K, an onsite and online teacher professional development program that NASM developed for the District of ... »

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