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  • Date: 11/14/2011
    Resource Category: Summative
    Science + You, an 11-component, immersive traveling exhibit developed by Kohl Children’s Museum of Greater Chicago (KCM) in conjunction with scientists at Abbott, a global health care company, with support from the Abbott Fund, opened to the public on July 19, 2011. Aimed at children ages 3 through 8 and the adults who accompany them, Science + ... »
  • Date: 10/26/2011
    Resource Category: Scale
    The New Ecological Paradigm for Children is modeled after the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) and the New Ecological Paradigm-Revised (NEP-Revised) for adults. The survey contains 10 questions assessing three subscales that contribute to one’s “environmental world view” including “rights of nature,” “eco-crisis,” and “human exceptionalism.” ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents an evaluation study of Soundprint Media's project, Out of This World (#0741737), which was funded by the National Science Foundation's Informal Science Education Program. The mission of the project was to introduce adult radio listeners and youth participants in museum events to the historical context and challenges faced by ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Premiering on PBS in January 2011, Design Squad Nation (DSN) is a 10-part series of TV shows and video blogs that build on the success of the award-winning PBS reality competition series Design Squad to get kids excited about engineering. Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) was hired to conduct an evaluation of DSN in 2011. The evaluation was designed ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Queens Central Library contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to conduct an evaluation of the newly completed Children's Library and Discovery Center (CLDC), partially funded by the National Science Foundation. In addition to traditional children's library resources, the CLDC includes interactive science exhibits, programming ... »
  • Date: 08/15/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    This report includes six separate formative evaluations conducted to inform the design and development of the deliverables for the 3D Visualization Tools for Enhancing Awareness, Understanding and Stewardship of Freshwater Ecosystems project. Deliverables were tested with both students and general visitor groups, with a focus on groups including ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2011
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    WGBH Boston (wgbh.org) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to, in part, develop outreach materials based on the children's television series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman. The outreach materials were designed to help typically underserved kids learn about science in informal camp or after-school settings. The centerpiece of this ... »
  • Date: 07/28/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    Funded by the National Science Foundation, Cyberchase: The Next Frontier is a web redesign intended to broaden Cyberchase's audience and engage kids more deeply with the math concepts. Multimedia Research, an independent evaluation group, assessed an early version of the revised website with rising 4th graders, focusing on: Appeal of screens and ... »
  • Date: 07/26/2011
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure (OWOS) is a bi-national, China-US cooperative project to produce and distribute a planetarium show based on popular characters from Sesame Workshop's television productions in each country for preschool- and kindergarten-aged children, as well as accompanying outreach materials for children, parents and ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2011
    Resource Category: Formative
    The EDC Center for Children and Technology (CCT), a nonprofit international research organization, conducted the formative evaluation of the first year's implementation of the Be A Scientist! (BAS) project. The goal of this five-year afterschool family science program project is to provide quality science and engineering courses to underserved ... »

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