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  • Thinking about Science Survey Instrument- TSSI
    Date: 12/28/2000
    Resource Category: Survey
    Many scientists and science educators are concerned about the public’s ambiguous relationship with science and this public includes elementary teachers. Like many citizens, too many elementary teachers find science disconnected from everyday life and thinking. Science is a “school” subject − not an important part of everyday life. Some may believe ... »
  • Revealing Bodies: Summative Evaluation
    Date: 12/01/2000
    Resource Category: Summative
    Revealing Bodies was an experimental exhibition that explored the messages and meanings found in biomedical and anatomical representations of human bodies. It further explored what happens when these images are removed from their original context and reinterpreted for other purposes such as arts, advertising and politics. The exhibition also ... »
  • Science Under Sail
    Date: 11/01/2000
    Resource Category: Summative
    Science Under Sail: Russia's Great Voyages to America 1728-1867 opened in May 2000 at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art (AMHA) for a five-month run. Developed by Curator Barbara Sweetland Smith and designed by Presentation Design Group, Science Under Sail was a 5,340-square-foot exhibition consisting of 44 elements, including text and ... »
  • New Ecological Paradigm Scale (NEP-R)
    Date: 10/18/2000
    Resource Category: Scale
    The New Ecological Paradigm Scale-Revised (NEP-R) is an updated version of the 1978 New Ecological Paradigm Survey. This updated version reflects current environmental terminology, as well as tests a single construct. The NEP-R is suitable for use in the general adult population. ... »
  • Science Friday Summative Evaluation with Scientist Listeners
    Date: 09/11/2000
    Resource Category: Summative
    Talk of the Nation: Science Friday is a weekly two-hour science talk show hosted by science correspondent Ira Flatow. This summative evaluation implemented by Multimedia Research involved collecting information via a two-sided one-page mailed survey to minority and white scientists in virtually all of Science Friday's broadcast areas in the lower ... »
  • Impact of "Science Friday" on Public Radio Member Listeners
    Date: 09/01/2000
    Resource Category: Mass Media Article
    Dr. Barbara Flagg, Director of Multimedia Research, implemented a summative evaluation of "Talk of the Nation: Science Friday." a weekly two-hour science talk show hosted by science correspondent Ira Flatow. The evaluation focused on what demographic or background characteristics relate to whether or not one listens to Science Friday and to ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of "Dolphins"
    Date: 07/22/2000
    Resource Category: Summative
    A quasi-experimental separate-sample pretest/posttest study was implemented in Boston with adult viewers of the IMAX film "Dolphins." A majority of adults rated the film as 'very interesting,' reporting that they liked the film's cinematography, educational value and experiential quality. Viewing the film significantly increased adult viewers' ... »
  • Visitor Interest in a Jellies 2002 Special Exhibition
    Date: 06/01/2000
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This research was conducted to inform the planning process for a new jellies exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The main issues investigated were: (1) Are visitors interested in interpretive information about jellies or is it only important to have an esthetically attractive exhibit?; (2) What esthetic features are most appealing?; and (3) What ... »
  • Formative Evaluation of Cyberchase Stories - FULL REPORT
    Date: 02/18/2000
    Resource Category: Formative
    This formative evaluation gathered feedback from third and fourth graders in response to two stories proposed for further development. The general goals for the formative evaluation were To assess reactions to the storylines, given two short audiotapes with color illustrations; To evaluate difficulty level and comprehension of the problem solving ... »
  • Summative Evaluation: Executive Summaries, Discussion, and Recommendations for Life Tech Gallery, Innovation Gallery, Exploration Gallery, Communication Gallery
    Date: 02/01/2000
    Resource Category: Summative
    In May 1999, Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A), began a comprehensive summative evaluation of the four permanent galleries and the overall visitor experience of The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. For this first phase of evaluation, there were four reports - one for each gallery. This document presents the discussion ... »