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  • Date: 12/21/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article presents some of the challenges faced in developing an interactive exhibit on nanoscience and nanotechnology in Brazil. Presenting a scientific-technological area which is still in formation and which is little known by the population leads to a (re)consideration of the role of museums and science centers in the conformation and ... »
  • Date: 11/01/2006
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Interest is a powerful motivator; nonetheless, science educators often lack the necessary information to make use of the power of student-specific interests in the reform process of science curricula. This study suggests a novel methodology, which might be helpful in identifying such interests--using children's self-generated questions as an ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Minnesota Zoo and Eduweb will design and develop "WolfQuest," an online, 3-D, multiplayer videogame based upon the behavior, biology and social structure of the gray wolf. This dynamic interactive experience will allow learners to become a virtual wolf (avatar) to explore gray wolves within an authentic virtual replication of wolf habitat and ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Science On a Sphere (SOS) at Fiske Planetarium will raise awareness and understanding of Earth system science for over 30,000 visitors per year, using student docents and newly-developed, tested pedagogy. SOS will enhance Fiske's ability to engage 3,000 university students and 30,000 K-12 students and members of the public. A student docent ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    McWane ScienceCenter (McWSC) is a non-profit, interactive science museum committed to showing the public how science and technology enrich their lives and help them solve problems. McWSC has a goal of extending the power of experiential learning to as many people as possible, particularly those who would otherwise not be able to do so on their own ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    AMNH will use NOAA weather satellite data to annotate 72 high definition (HD) video time-series global cloud cover visualizations using thermal infrared brightness temperature data acquired by five geostationary satellites and joined into global mosaics at half-hourly intervals. The HD visualizations will be used in informal and formal education ... »
  • Date: 09/10/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This project will produce an educational 30-minute DVD/TV film and interactive website with classroom materials about climate change and its effects on biota by presenting past and current research on the Adelie penguin, Antarctica's most accessible indicator species. The project will target students in grades 5-8. Each component of "Penguin ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    SciGirls is a national dissemination project, which puts resources from the PBS science series DragonflyTV into the hands of outreach professionals at PBS stations and educators in after school programs for girls. The current project leverages PBS' nationwide network of member stations to connect the educational research community with ... »

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