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  • Exploring Earth Systems Science Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/01/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    From 2013-2016, Pacific Science Center, implemented the Exploring Earth Systems Sciences (EESS) project with the purpose of developing and delivering scripted demonstrations utilizing the Science On a Sphere (SOS) technology in order to promote understanding of and increase interest in Earth systems sciences. Specifically, the grant allowed the ... »
  • NASA Now Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 07/31/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    Pacific Science Center (Science Center) has been a pillar of science education programming in Seattle, Washington since 1962. Through interactive exhibits, planetarium shows, IMAX movies and outreach, the Science Center works to inspire a lifelong interest in science, math and technology. In 2010, the Science Center joined forces with the National ... »
  • I KA WA MA MUA KA WA MA HOPE - The Future is in the Past, Fieldtrip Summative Evaluation at the Bishop Museum
    Date: 02/16/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    In 2011 the Bishop Museum and two collaborating organizations, University of Hawai’i at Manoa (UH) and the Pacific Voyaging Society (PVS), were awarded a multi-year grant from the Native Hawaiian Education Program (NHEP) to develop classroom and dockside curricula, an online resource center for educators, teacher workshops, a planetarium show, and ... »
  • Planet Earth Decision Theater Summative Evaluation
    Date: 01/26/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    In 2010, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration awarded the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) an Environmental Literacy Grant for Science Education. Over the course of four years, SMM’s Planet Earth Decision Theater project developed new Science on a Sphere (SOS) programming, films and other scientific visualizations all intended to ... »
  • A "Global Viewport" for Virtual Exploration of Deep-sea vents: Using Spherical Displays to Advance Public Literacy in Earth System Science
    Date: 12/27/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Global Viewport project was an integrative collaboration between the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and. the New Bedford Oceanarium Corporation dba Ocean Explorium at New Bedford Seaport (hereafter, Ocean Explorium). The main thematic area that was addressed is Improving Public Earth System Science Literacy. A main objective of ... »
  • Two Eyes, 3D Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 09/15/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report summarizes findings from an evaluation of the NSF-funded project: Two Eyes, 3D. Through collaborations with two museums, the project sought to develop and test learning outcomes for stereoscopic (3D) resources. More specifically, the external evaluation—conducted by Rockman Et Al—sought to determine the perceived value of using ... »
  • SOS Summative Evaluation
    Date: 05/30/2014
    Resource Category: Summative
    Summative Evaluation of the Science on a Sphere exhibit at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science. The evaluation looks at the effectiveness of two topics; Earth Systems and Comparative Planetology using Docent lead facilitation, a scripted show, and data sets running in auto-mode (with no recorded narration). ... »
  • Science on the Sphere: Formative Evaluation for Pacific Science Center
    Date: 06/11/2013
    Resource Category: Formative
    This evaluation examines visitor engagement at the “Science On a Sphere” (SOS) exhibit at Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA. Evaluators varied characteristics of the data presentation—such as topic presented, presence of a question prompt, and image rotation—and measured the resulting visitor engagement for each of the different treatments. ... »
  • STEPS Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 05/24/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    User Experience Research Consulting (UXR) conducted a summative evaluation of the NSF-ISE funded project, STEPS (Science Theater Education Programming System). The STEPS project brought together a network of informal science educators and contractors to create an interactive museum theater authoring and presentation system to increase educational ... »
  • Science on a Sphere: 2 Billion More Coming for Dinner Summative Evaluation
    Date: 11/02/2012
    Resource Category: Summative
    Two Billion More Coming to Dinner is a 9 minute 32 second long film developed for the Science on a Sphere (SOS) network by the Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM). This film was funded by a Discovery Grant from the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment (IonE). Science Museum of Minnesota staff worked closely with members of IonE’s ... »

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