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  • Formative Evaluation of Characters and Stories for Cyberchase - FULL REPORT
    Date: 10/16/1998
    Resource Category: Formative
    This formative evaluation gathered feedback from fourth graders in response to characters and stories proposed for further development. The general goals for the formative evaluation were To determine appeal of the proposed animated characters, given drawings and verbal descriptions, To assess reactions to the cast and storylines, given two short ... »
  • Traveling Experiment Gallery: Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 09/01/1998
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report summarizes the evaluation of the first 20 months of the National Science Foundation-funded tour of the Traveling Experiment Gallery. The Traveling Experiment Gallery is the touring version of Science Museum of Minnesota's successful core science hall, the Experiment Gallery. The evaluation of the Traveling Experiment Gallery was ... »
  • Exploring Physics Confidence Survey
    Date: 08/11/1998
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    This evaluation instrument was developed for Exploring Physics, an extra curricular program for 5-7 grade students, with a focus on female students. It is part of an NSF funded program entitled Promoting Young Women in the Physical Sciences. ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of "Everest": Student Audience Study
    Date: 06/29/1998
    Resource Category: Summative
    The summative evaluation with middle school students focused on three major outcomes: (1) To what extent did the film appeal to middle school viewers? (2) To what extent did the film achieve its intended viewing goals? (3) Did the implementation of school-based activities prior to viewing affect outcomes? A quasi-experimental pretest/posttest ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of "Everest": Adult Audience Study
    Date: 05/25/1998
    Resource Category: Summative
    The summative evaluation focused on four major outcomes: (1) to what extent did the film appeal to adult viewers? (2) to what extent did the film achieve its intended viewing goals? (3) what did viewers perceive that they learned from the film, if anything? (4) did viewing the film influence the audience beyond the museum visit? A quasi- ... »
  • A Front-End Evaluation of Texas Prehistory: How Do We Know?
    Date: 02/01/1998
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents findings from a front-end evaluation of Texas Prehistory: How Do We Know?, under development by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) planning grant. This 10,000 square-foot permanent exhibition, with accompanying traveling exhibition and educational programs, focuses ... »
  • Out of This World: Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy
    Date: 01/01/1998
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Out of This World: Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy opened at the National Library of Canada (NLC) in Ottawa in May 1995, and a concurrent mini-exhibit was planned for the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy facilities in Toronto. This was expected to be a significant literary event and an effective initiative toward ... »
  • Labels that Stimulate Exploration
    Date: 01/01/1998
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) collection features artists from Nova Scotia, as well as Canadian, American, British, and European works. As at many art museums, the issue of whether or not to include written material (extended labels) in exhibitions, and the related issue of who was responsible for the writing, editing, and presentation of ... »