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  • Evaluation of the Becoming Americans Theme and Choosing Revolution Story: Responses to Visitor Interviews
    Date: 11/01/1996
    Resource Category: Formative
    This report presents findings from a formative evaluation of the Becoming American theme and the Choosing Revolution story. Becoming Americans tells how diverse peoples, holding different and sometimes conflicting personal ambitions, evolved into a society that valued both liberty and equality. Becoming Americans is the umbrella theme for several ... »
  • Evaluation of the Bill Nye the Science Guy Television Series and Outreach
    Date: 07/01/1996
    Resource Category: Summative
    Bill Nye the Science Guy is a widely-viewed, children's television series on science. Designed for eight-to-ten year olds, this series is shown in late afternoons Monday through Friday on PBS stations and on commercial television over the weekends. Rockman et al, an independent research group in San Francisco, was contracted by KCTS, Seattle, WA, ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Stormchasers with a Student Audience
    Date: 05/24/1996
    Resource Category: Summative
    With major funding from the National Science Foundation, the Museum Film Network and NOVA/WGBH in conjunction with MacGillivray Freeman Films have produced an IMAX/ OMNIMAX film called Stormchasers. Stormchasers follows scientists as they investigate the dramatic weather effects of monsoons, hurricanes, and tornadoes. A quasi-experimental pre-test ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Stormchasers with an Adult Audience
    Date: 05/10/1996
    Resource Category: Summative
    With major funding from the National Science Foundation, the Museum Film Network and NOVA/WGBH in conjunction with MacGillivray Freeman Films have produced an IMAX/ OMNIMAX film called Stormchasers. Stormchasers follows scientists as they investigate the dramatic weather effects of monsoons, hurricanes, and tornadoes. A quasi-experimental separate ... »
  • Mystery Lab Evaluation: Final Report
    Date: 02/01/1996
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report summarizes the processes and findings of a two-year, multimethod evaluation of the Museum of Science & Industry's Mystery at the Museum program. The evaluation's purpose was to assess the program's impact on teachers and students and to guide program improvements. ... »
  • Hunters of the Sky Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/01/1996
    Resource Category: Summative
    Summative evaluation of the NSF- and NEH-funded Hunters of the Sky exhibition, including remedial, timing and tracking, and summative. The 5,000 square foot exhibition takes a science and humanities perspective on birds of prey. A particular focus of the evaluation was the exhibition's impact on "getting visitors to explore their own values and ... »
  • Interpreting Ethiopian Culture: Connecting Process, Product, and Artist
    Date: 01/01/1996
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this paper, Margaret M. Ropp of the Michigan State University Museum discusses a study that explored visitors' experiences with the exhibit, "Ethiopia: Traditions of Creativity" and the role that the video interpretation played. The exhibition team was concerned that African art is often seen as primitive, anonymous, and devoid of creativity, ... »
  • Attitudes Toward Mathematics Inventory (ATMI)
    Date: 01/01/1996
    Resource Category: Self-Assessment
    The Attitudes Toward Mathematics Inventory (ATMI) is a 40 question, 4-factor survey designed to measure high school and college students’ attitudes toward mathematics. Unlike other math assessments, the ATMI was designed to be brief while also capturing multiple factors that contribute to one’s attitude about math. ... »