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  • Date: 03/12/2019
    Resource Category: Formative
    AHA! Island is a new project that uses animation, live-action videos, and hands-on activities to support joint engagement of children and caregivers around computational thinking concepts and practices. This research is intended to examine the extent to which the prototyped media and activity sets support the project’s learning goals. Education ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The Child Trends News Service (CTNS) was created to report on new research about child development, and broaden the public’s access to information that can inform their parenting decisions. CTNS features this new research and research-based parenting practices in video news reports in both English and Spanish. While CTNS reporting is relevant to ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    SciGirls CONNECT 2 is a three-year NSF project that examines how the gender equitable and culturally responsive strategies currently employed in the SciGirls informal STEM educational program influences middle school girls’ STEM identity formation. ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    The goal of this three-year project is to leverage NSF’s investment in both SciGirls and computer science education by engaging 8-13 year-old girls in computational thinking and coding through innovative transmedia programming which inspires and prepares them for future computer science studies and careers. ... »
  • Date: 02/11/2019
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Latina SciGirls addresses specific barriers that prevent many young Latinas from participating fully in STEM, including: Lack of STEM identity (girls’ ability to envision themselves as STEM professionals) Limited exposure to STEM role models who look like them Lack of knowledge and/or misunderstanding of STEM fields ... »
  • Date: 10/19/2018
    Resource Category: Glossary/Index
    The Sloan Science & Film Teacher's Guide indexes by scientific subject matter over 50 short fiction films funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, that can be streamed for free anytime. The Guide offers an introduction, teaching framework, study questions, and additional resources. Each film is correlated with Next Generation Science ... »
  • Date: 10/19/2018
    Resource Category: Glossary/Index
    A science-based companion guide to 46 feature films—including HIDDEN FIGURES, THE MARTIAN, PRIMER, and THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT. Each film received development or distribution support from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation because of its scientific content. The guide indexes each film by scientific subject matter and provides supplemental ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    As part of its overall strategy to enhance learning in informal environments, the Advancing Informal STEM Learning (AISL) program seeks to advance new approaches to, and evidence-based understanding of, the design and development of STEM learning in informal environments. This includes providing multiple pathways for broadening access to and ... »
  • Date: 09/21/2018
    Resource Category: Research Brief
    Due to the dynamic nature of many fields of science, most adults will acquire the majority of their science information after they leave formal schooling. Future public-policy decisions will require adults to have an understanding of the practice and nature of modern science and technology. A major source for continued learning is science media ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2018
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Antarctic Dinosaurs project aims to leverage the popularity and charisma of dinosaurs to inspire a new generation of polar scientists and a more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)-literate citizenry. The project, centered on a giant screen film that will reach millions of theatrical viewers across the U.S., will convey polar ... »

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