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  • Evaluation of Cyberchase Phase One Pilot Study, Volume I - FULL REPORT
    Date: 12/01/2001
    Resource Category: Summative
    A pilot study of five episodes in the Cyberchase series was conducted in late Fall 2001. The study was designed to assess the broad educational value, impact and appeal of the series, and to pilot the approach and instrumentation for a more extensive study in the spring of 2002. The study included more than 450 children and 20 teachers. Cyberchase ... »
  • A Front-end Evaluation on Invasive Species for The Florida Aquarium
    Date: 11/28/2001
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report summarizes a front-end evaluation of visitors' interest in and knowledge about invasive species. The evaluation was done to inform the Florida Aquarium (FLAQ) exhibit team about visitors' entry-level understanding of the concept, to give the team ideas for ways to connect with visitors' interests in the topic, and to communicate the ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Journey into Amazing Caves with a Student Audience
    Date: 09/07/2001
    Resource Category: Summative
    With funding from the National Science Foundation, MacGillivray Freeman Films has produced an IMAX® film titled, Journey into Amazing Caves. The 40-minute film follows two women cavers on an expedition as they explore limestone caverns of the Grand Canyon, underwater caves of the Yucatan and ice caves of Greenland. Multimedia Research implemented ... »
  • Cyberchase Thirteen/WNET Summary Report of Script Reviews
    Date: 09/01/2001
    Resource Category: Formative
    During the scripting phase of production, Cyberchase producers obtained peer reviews of draft scripts from mathematics educators and teachers. This report is a responsive evaluation of the common themes that emerged from 55 reviews of 26 scripts by 25 experts, focusing on script appeal, content presentation and informal learning approach. ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Journey into Amazing Caves with an Adult Audience
    Date: 08/27/2001
    Resource Category: Summative
    With support from the National Science Foundation, MacGillivray Freeman Films has produced an IMAX® film titled, Journey into Amazing Caves. The 40-minute film follows two women cavers on an expedition as they explore limestone caverns of the Grand Can-yon, underwater caves of the Yucatan and ice caves of Greenland. Multimedia Research implemented ... »
  • Marvelous Molecules: The Secret of Life
    Date: 07/01/2001
    Resource Category: Summative
    Marvelous Molecules: The Secret of Life is a 3,500-square-foot exhibition installed on the lower exhibit floor of the New York Hall of Science (NYHoS) between Hidden Kingdoms and Realm of the Atom. The 27 exhibit elements are grouped in sections that feature molecules for sensing, moving, reproduction, defending, and other biological functions. ... »
  • Feasibility and Viability of Science Media Review Concept
    Date: 06/25/2001
    Resource Category: Audience Study
    Using focus group methodology, exploratory research was carried out to assess the feasibility and viability of presenting to the public an on-going review of new findings or issues in major fields of science research. This study examines (1) the American public's current habits in receiving science information from media; (2) the public's ... »
  • Formative Evaluation of Cyberchase: Castleblanca Leica Reel - FULL REPORT
    Date: 06/05/2001
    Resource Category: Formative
    This formative evaluation gathered feedback from third graders in response to a Leica reel, which is a filmed storyboard with dialogue. The 22 minute video focused on using surveys to gather, organize and analyze data. The research goals were to assess viewers' comprehension of the survey process as presented in the video; their understanding of ... »
  • Buffalo Bill Historical Center Draper Museum of Natural History Front-end Evaluation
    Date: 06/01/2001
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents the findings from a front-end evaluation of the Draper Museum of Natural History (DMNH) that is being developed by the Buffalo Bill Historical Center (BBHC) in Cody, Wyoming. For this study, Randi Korn & Associates (RK&A) conducted focus groups and interviews to help the exhibition development team better understand ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of When the Dinosaurs Were Gone
    Date: 06/01/2001
    Resource Category: Summative
    This research was commissioned to explore visitors’ experiences in When the Dinosaurs Were Gone (later titled "When Crocodiles Ruled", a temporary exhibition at the Science Museum of Minnesota. As a summative evaluation, the research sought to address several issues and objectives: 1. overall impressions of the exhibition — visitors’ ratings of ... »

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