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  • Date: 12/27/1993
    Resource Category: Summative
    Earth & Sky is a two-minute public radio science series about environmental sciences, earth sciences, and astronomy. As broadcast of the series expanded across the U.S., Multimedia Research implemented summative evaluations of listeners in three different radio markets. The evaluations focus on whether listening to the series influences adults ... »
  • Date: 11/01/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    CTW is approaching completion of the fifth and final season of new show production for Square One TV -- a daily PBS television series designed to promote interest in and enthusiasm for mathematics among eight- to twelve-year-olds, with special attention given to girls and minority children. Research has shown that Square One TV is educationally ... »
  • Date: 11/01/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This is a request from Claypoint Productions for 124,700 of a total budget of $526,178 to produce a one-hour prime-time documentary program on the Wright Brothers, the processes of science and engineering used in their work, and the science and technology behind their development of the airplane. The PBS program will cover the subjects of ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    "Atmospheric Explorations: Participatory, Computer-Based Simulations of the Weather" is a collaborative project of Augsburg College and the Science Museum of Minnesota. The purpose of the project is to enhance the interest and skills of museum visitors and students in science by providing a highly interactive exhibit environmental that allows the ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1993
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In domains with multiple competing goals, people face a basic challenge: How to make their strategy use flexible enough to deal with shifting circumstances without losing track of their overall objectives. This article examines how young children meet this challenge in one such domain, tic-tac-toe. Experiment 1 provides an overviews of development ... »
  • Date: 09/10/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    BILL NYE THE SCIENCE GUY is a half-hour, weekly children's science education series produced in Seattle, Washington by McKenna/Gottlieb Producers Inc. and KCTS Television in association with Rabbit Ears Production. The series is designed to make science assessable and interesting to children in the of forth and fifth grades by relating science at ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Magic School Bus Museum Collaborative, requests through Discovery Places, Inc., NSF support for six science museums and Scholastic Productions, Inc., to develop science education materials that capitalize on the interest and excitement in the forthcoming Magic School Bus television series and the Magic School Bus books. Over a three year ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Numbers Alive project will model the use of number sense and provide opportunities for its practice through the production of ten half-hour television programs for students, one program for parents and care-givers, and print materials in support of both types of programs. The targeted student audience is fifth and sixth graders. The print ... »
  • Date: 07/15/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH Educational Foundation seeks support from NSF to add a Science Unit to its Descriptive Video Service. In their original proposal they cited three objectives: to produce universally available narrative audio descriptions of public television science program for visually impaired Americans, to disseminate information regarding the availability ... »
  • Date: 07/01/1993
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Reading Rainbow is an eighty (80) part PBS children's series (15 of which are science programs) that entices children five to eight years old to read good books, thus addressing the national tragedy of more and more young Americans reading less and less. The Emmy award winning series employs television to sell the joy of science and reading to ... »

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