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  • Moving Mountains: An education-outreach video for the Geosciences
    Date: 12/15/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This Communicating Research to Public Audiences (NSF 03-509) project in partnership with the American Museum of Natural History will produce a 7-minute High Definition video documentary feature story, Moving Mountains, that follows researchers in the field during the third season of the five year St. Elias Erosion/Tectonics Project (STEEP). STEEP ... »
  • Too Small to See Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2007
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Too Small to See is a 5,000 square-foot interactive traveling museum exhibition designed to provide hands-on nanotechnology science education to youth age 8 to 13 and adults. It debuted at Disney's Epcot and will reach over three million people during a five-year US tour. This evaluation examines the exhibition’s outcomes and impact on increasing ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Maasai Journey
    Date: 12/01/2007
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Evaluation of the impact of a major redevelopment of the zoo's existing African Savanna Exhibit. A major focus of the evaluation was assessing the effectiveness of a new "cultural interpreter" program. ... »
  • Conference on Museums and New Family Audiences-- Building Relationships (Bridges Conference)
    Date: 12/01/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Franklin Institute Science Museum is planning, implementing, evaluating and disseminating the results of a 2.5 day conference entitled "Museums and New Family. Audiences - Building Relationships." The conference will be held in Philadelphia and involve a total of 75 professionals representing 25 museum/community programs, local community ... »
  • Formative Evaluation of “Builders’ Math” Prototype Web Game - FULL STUDY
    Date: 11/30/2007
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Builders Math game on the Cyberchase website provides an integrated, goal-oriented problem that combines math skills in measurement, geometry, and visualization. The formative procedure focused on: ability to read the game text; interpretation of the terminology and suggestions for alternative terminology; transparency and usability of ... »
  • NewsHour Science Unit Final Report
    Date: 11/05/2007
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The evaluation research summarized here focuses on science reports developed by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. The reports appear on The NewsHour television broadcasts and are archived as streaming video available on the program's Web site ( www.pbs.org/newshour/science ), which includes enhanced media resources such as audio Podcasts, RSS feeds, ... »
  • Fabric of the Cosmos
    Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH plans to produce a special NOVA series, The Fabric of the Cosmos, based on the best selling book of the same name by physicist Brian Greene. The four 60-minute television programs will be the center piece of a multimedia project that employs multiple platforms including national primetime PBS broadcast, the PBS Web site, podcasts, and an ... »
  • Race Are We So Different?: A Summative Report
    Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    We expect people to look different. And why not? Like a fingerprint, each person is unique. Every person represents a one-of-a-kind, combination of their parents', grandparents' and family's ancestry. And every person experiences life somewhat differently than others. Differences - they're a cause for joy and sorrow. We celebrate differences in ... »
  • Rhode Island-ITEST
    Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Rhode Island Information Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (RI-ITEST) is a comprehensive ITEST project for high school students and teachers. The goal of RI-ITEST is to prepare students from diverse backgrounds for careers in information technologies by engaging them in exciting, inquiry-based learning activities that use ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of FETCH Outreach - Season II
    Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Summative
    FETCH, a children's television series produced by WGBH since 2005, is a competition-based game/reality show for 6-10 year-old children that includes both animation and live action footage. Goodman Research Group, Inc. (GRG), a research firm specializing in the evaluation of educational programs, materials, and services, served as the external ... »

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