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  • Cyberchase Museum Outreach Initiative Needs Assessment - FULL REPORT
    Date: 12/20/2004
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    WNET planned an initiative to involve museums in the outreach associated with Season V of Cyberchase. A written feedback survey gathered information from 32 museums as to their current practices and recommendations with respect to museum kits, discovery carts, discovery boxes, video screenings and educational computer games. The goal of the survey ... »
  • Riverwebs: Crossing Boundaries to Explore the Hidden Mysteries of Streams
    Date: 12/10/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Colorado State University will create and produce "Riverwebs," a one-hour documentary video exploring the hidden mysteries of streams, their intricate food webs and the linkages between streams and forest ecosystems. This project will communicate a body of international and interdisciplinary research on streams in the United States and Japan, ... »
  • Formative Evaluation of Cyberchase The Quest Prototype - FULL REPORT
    Date: 12/04/2004
    Resource Category: Formative
    During two independent half-hour sessions, eight third graders from a Long Island elementary school were observed individually while playing a prototype of the Cyberchase immersive online game, The Quest. Cyberchase is the Emmy Award-winning mathematics series and website on PBS KIDS GO! using broadcast, web, new media and educational outreach to ... »
  • Moneyville, A Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2004
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    From the fall of 2000 through the fall of 2004, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) received funding from the National Science Foundation to create a math-based exhibit for school-aged children and their families. The end result was Moneyville, a colorful and inviting traveling exhibition offered in two configurations - the original ... »
  • A Study of The Relationship between Learning Style and Preference for Online Informal Educational Activities
    Date: 12/01/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Educational Web Adventures LLP, representing a collaboration of two educational Web developers and two museum researchers, will conduct research to explore the role of learning style in online informal learning experiences. The study will develop ways of measuring learning style among children ages 10 to 12 and test hypotheses about learning style ... »
  • Season One Evaluation: PEEP Television Series Final Report
    Date: 12/01/2004
    Resource Category: Summative
    In this Summative Evaluation, Goodman Research Group, Inc. found that PEEP effectively models science inquiry skills, including predicting, observing, and problem solving. Children who were exposed to PEEP interacted with materials in ways that were significantly more grounded in science inquiry than children who were not. By a margin of 71% to 22 ... »
  • Peep and the Big Wide World: Season 1 Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2004
    Resource Category: Summative
    Goodman Research Group, Inc. (GRG), an evaluation research firm specializing in the evaluation of educational programs, services, and materials, is conducting an evaluation of PEEP and the Big Wide World (PEEP). The primary focus of the evaluation is to assess PEEP's appeal and the extent to which the various components of PEEP (e.g., television ... »
  • Sugar from the Sun Front-End Evaluation
    Date: 11/01/2004
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance is developing Sugar from the Sun, a project consisting of a 5,400-square-foot exhibition intended to help children and their families explore photosynthesis. This immersive exhibition will use real plants to delve into the process that plants use to manufacture sugar (food energy) from the sun (light energy ... »
  • Conference & Proceedings: "Crafting and Evaluating Interactive Educational Websites," Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, Spring, 2005
    Date: 10/10/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The "Crafting & Evaluating Interactive Educational Websites" conference will be developed through a collaboration between the Cornell University Laboratory of Ornithology and the Exploratorium. The PIs will develop and host a three-day invitational conference focusing on the practice of interactive web site design, development, evaluation and ... »
  • Evolution Discoveries -- A Planning Grant
    Date: 10/10/2004
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Soundprint Media Center will conduct planning for "Evolution Discoveries," a multi-part radio series on evolutionary science, contemporary issues and new discoveries. The project will help educate the public about the insights evolutionary science can offer current problems and issues, while at the same time help to explain basic principles of ... »

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