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  • Head Start on Engineering: Early findings (Work in Progress)
    Date: 06/28/2017
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This paper was present at the 2017 ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Annual Conference & Exposition. Head Start on Engineering (HSE) is a collaborative, NSF-funded research and practice project designed to develop and refine a theoretical model of early childhood, engineering-related interest development. The project focuses on ... »
  • NISE Net Years 6‐10 Evaluation Summary
    Date: 06/23/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    The purpose of this report is to summarize the findings from the Years 6-10 (2010-2015) Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) summative evaluation studies and to discuss factors that contributed to the achievement of NISE Net’s goals. The report centers on summative evaluation findings, while also including major project output ... »
  • Art of Science Learning, Phase 2—External Evaluation Final Report from a Summative Study of Impact
    Date: 06/21/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Art of Science Learning, Phase 2 was an NSF-funded research and development project to investigate the value of incorporating arts-based learning techniques in STEM-related group innovation processes. The project team created a new, arts-infused innovation curriculum in consultation with leading national practitioners in the arts, creativity, ... »
  • Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth: Summative Evaluation of Interactive Theater Show + YELL Activities
    Date: 06/11/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    Supported by the National Science Foundation, the Global Soundscapes! Big Data, Big Screens, Open Ears project employs a variety of informal learning experiences to present the physics of sound and the new science of soundscape ecology. The interdisciplinary science analyzes sounds over time in different ecosystems around the world. The major ... »
  • Be a 4-H Scientist! Materials in a Green, Clean World
    Date: 06/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Be a 4-H Scientist! Materials in a Green, Clean World is an inquiry-based science curriculum focusing on concepts of materials; plastics; reuse, recycle, and reduce; and the work of scientists and engineers. It is designed to build foundational skills of science and engineering: observation, asking questions, sorting and classifying, and ... »
  • Fostering Interest in Science through Interactive Exploration of Astronomy What-If Simulations
    Date: 06/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program funds innovative resources for use in a variety of settings. This project will advance knowledge in the design of interest triggers for science in immersive digital simulation learning games. When learners are ... »
  • Resources for Latino Audience Engagement in Informal Science Learning Environments
    Date: 05/23/2017
    Resource Category: Literature Review
    This resource list was produced by the GENIAL (Generating Engagement and New Initiatives for All Latinos) project, which convened Informal Science Learning (ISL) practitioners, community leaders, policymakers, researchers, and others focusing on generating engagement and new initiatives for Latinos. ... »
  • Assessing the Landscape for Creating High School STEM Research Experiences within Living Laboratory White Paper
    Date: 05/15/2017
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This White Paper is based on proceedings from the National Living Laboratory Workshop: High School Research Experiences in Living Laboratory - a convening of professionals who wished to share resources and explore opportunities to involve high school students in the Living Laboratory model. ... »
  • Seeding the Future: Blending Urban Gardening With Community Outreach and STEM Learning
    Date: 05/15/2017
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Learn how to create opportunities for young people from low-income, ethnically diverse communities to learn about growing food, doing science, and how science can help them contribute to their community in positive ways. The authors developed a program that integrates hydroponics (a method of growing plants indoors without soil) into both in- ... »
  • Creating an Early Childhood STEM Ecosystem
    Date: 05/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This one-year Collaborative Planning project seeks to bring together an interdisciplinary planning team of informal and formal STEM educators, researchers, scientists, community, and policy experts to identify the elements, activities, and community relationships necessary to cultivate and sustain a thriving regional early childhood (ages 3-6) ... »

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