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  • "Talk of the Nation: Science Friday" Summative Evaluation Study 2
    Date: 12/07/2006
    Resource Category: Summative
    Talk of the Nation: Science Friday is a weekly two-hour listener call-in talk show devoted to the understanding of complex scientific topics and methods. The series is hosted by science correspondent Ira Flatow. With support from the National Science Foundation, Multimedia Research presents the second study of a two-part summative evaluation on ... »
    Date: 12/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions is a website supporting citizens who monitor invasive species. provides a mapping program that allows citizens, school groups, and professionals to enter invasive species observations into a global database. The observations are then used for natural resource management, scientific studies, and environmental education. CitSci ... »
  • Study of Collaborations between Museums and Media
    Date: 11/06/2006
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    As part of the Summative Evaluation of the DragonflyTV GPS: Going Places in Science series, between July 2005 and November 2006, RMC Research conducted a study of the collaboration between the DragonflyTV (DFTV) production staff and its science center and museum partners. Central to the innovative DFTV series, the collaboration involved museum ... »
    Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project proposes using three complementary strategies to engage, inform and inspire large audiences. (1) A national tour called "Stories from a Changing Planet" that will include in-person presentations and hands-on activities by Polar scientists at science centers, museums, libraries and schools across the country. (2) the "HiDef video ... »
  • Bringing Nano to the Public: A Collaboration Opportunity for Researchers and Museums
    Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Book
    This 20-page PDF booklet provides an introduction to informal science education and to science museum practice for nano and materials science researchers. It advises researchers on ways to collaborate with science museums to increase the impact of their education outreach activities, and includes a rich bibliography. ... »
  • The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - Science Unit Study
    Date: 10/30/2006
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer received a three-year National Science Foundation grant from Fall 2003 to Spring 2006 to develop, produce and air science reports during the regularly televised news program. The Online NewsHour Web site extends the reach of the science reports by housing the broadcast transcripts of the science reports, as well as ... »
  • Go Figure -- A Planning Grant
    Date: 10/10/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH is requesting a planning grant to support the development of a new public television initiative aimed at enhancing young children's mathematical competencies. The target age for the "Go Figure" series is 3- to 6-year olds. The goal of the proposed planning phase is to: complete a math curriculum serving as the overall pedagogical framework ... »
  • Formative Evaluation of “Inventors’ Workshop” Prototype Web Game - FULL REPORT
    Date: 10/06/2006
    Resource Category: Formative
    During half-hour sessions, four third grade girls and four third grade boys from a Long Island elementary school were observed individually while playing an early prototype of a computer game called 'Inventors' Workshop. The procedure involved assessment of student interpretation of the part visuals and renaming of parts once the game had been ... »
  • Monarch Butterfly Larva Monitoring: a Nationwide Citizen Science Initiative
    Date: 10/03/2006
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Monarch Butterfly Larval Monitoring project is a collaborative Citizen Science Project in which informal science education (ISE) institutions participate in research to measure the distribution and abundance of monarch butterfly larvae throughout the US, addressing the lack of knowledge about the breeding phase of the annual cycle. This ... »
  • Collaborative Research: Building an Internet Community of Design Engineers (iCODE)
    Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The University of Massachusetts Lowell and Machine Science Inc. propose to develop and to design an on-line learning system that enables schools and community centers to support IT-intensive engineering design programs for students in grades 7 to 12. The Internet Community of Design Engineers (iCODE) incorporates step-by-step design plans for IT- ... »