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  • Children's Learning from Multiple Media in Informal Mathematics Education
    Date: 12/31/2010
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Many informal science and mathematics education projects employ multiple media, but studies typically have investigated learning from a single medium, rather than multiple media. The present research, funded by the National Science Foundation, used Cyberchase(a multiple-media, informal mathematics project targeting 8-to 11-year-olds, produced by ... »
  • Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing - Research Experience for Undergraduates - Evaluation of the Summer 2010 Program
    Date: 12/31/2010
    Resource Category: Remedial
    Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) brings together three universities with unique strengths in nanoscience and nanomanufacturing: the University of Massachusetts, Lowell (UML); Northeastern University, Boston (NEU); and the University of New Hampshire, Durham (UNH). The University of ... »
  • Collaborative Research on Out-of-School-Time Science Programs for Youth: Qualitative Research and Longitudinal Survey Design
    Date: 12/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The project will conduct a mapping study to describe the contexts, characteristics and practices of a national sample of science-focused Out-of-School Time (OST) programs. The study targets OST programs for middle- and high-school-aged youth, including after-school programs, camps, workshops, internships, and other models. While millions of ... »
  • The 2010 User-Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation
    Date: 12/01/2010
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This Handbook was developed to provide project directors and principal investigators working with the National Science Foundation (NSF) with a basic guide for evaluating NSF’s educational projects. It is aimed at people who need to learn more about both the value of evaluation and how to design and carry out an evaluation, rather than those who ... »
  • OST Collaborative Research on Out-of-School-Time Science Programs for Youth: Qualitative Research and Longitudinal Survey Design
    Date: 12/01/2010
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The project will conduct a mapping study to describe the contexts, characteristics and practices of a national sample of science-focused Out-of-School Time (OST) programs and identify exemplar programs for further study. A Field Study will seek more detailed knowledge about these programs by interviewing participants, alumni, and other ... »
  • Games and Simulations in Informal Science Education
    Date: 12/01/2010
    Resource Category: Report
    This paper explores the possibilities and challenges simulations pose for informal science education, focusing on three crucial opportunities: (1) Diversity of contexts, goals, and methods, (2) "Outside the box," and (3) Interest-driven, individualized learning. The paper provides an overview of games and games research, followed by an examination ... »
  • Intro to Nano-Reference Articles
    Date: 12/01/2010
    Resource Category: Marketing Materials
    These 16 articles offer a gentle introduction to nano science and technology, and can be used as marketing pieces for discussing nano with the press during NanoDays or other nano event promotion. ... »
  • Ice Stories Summative Evaluation Compilation Report
    Date: 12/01/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Knight Williams Research Communications (Knight Williams, Inc), an independent evaluation firm specializing in the development and evaluation of science education media, conducted the summative evaluation for Ice Stories. The evaluation focused on the extent to which the project achieved the goals described in the Exploratorium's grant to the ... »
  • The RiverWebs film project: How valuable are human stories in communicating science? How can media producers access human stories in science?
    Date: 12/01/2010
    Resource Category: Formative
    WHAT IS RIVERWEBS? RiverWebs is an educational documentary film about river food webs and recent pioneering reearch that has explored their relationships to forest food webs, produced for PBS broadcast and DVD distribution RiverWebs uses a dramatic true story shared by several ecologists to engage viewers in the life and science of river ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of SciGirls Television Series Season One
    Date: 11/22/2010
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    SciGirls is a new weekly public television series produced by Twin Cities Public Television and supported by the National Science Foundation. Twelve half-hour animated and live action shows are accompanied by web and outreach activities in the fields of science, technology and engineering (STEM). Multimedia Research, an independent evaluation ... »

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