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  • Science Friday Summative Evaluation Phase One: Focus Groups about "Basic Research"
    Date: 12/02/2002
    Resource Category: Summative
    This document reports on the first phase of a summative evaluation of Science Friday's expansion to examine the importance of research as a theme underlying all science and technology changes. In this phase of the evaluation, in-depth qualitative discussions concerning public understanding of basic research were held with listeners of Science ... »
  • Playing with Time: Summative Evaluation
    Date: 12/01/2002
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to conduct a summative evaluation of Playing with Time, a traveling exhibition funded by the National Science Foundation. Data collection took place at SMM, the exhibition's first venue, in the spring and summer of 2002. The evaluation documents the scope ... »
  • Exploring Life on Earth: Summative Evaluation
    Date: 12/01/2002
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents findings from a comprehensive summative evaluation conducted by Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A), of Exploring Life on Earth, a National Science Foundation funded exhibition developed by the Milwaukee Public Museum (MPM). The evaluation documents the effectiveness of the exhibition and provides recommendations for ... »
  • Cyberchase Phase II Field Evaluation Spring 2002 - FULL REPORT
    Date: 11/01/2002
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The focus of this naturalistic study was to explore the enjoyment and appeal of Cyberchase, and its influence on children attitudes about math, self-confidence about mathematical problem solving, patterns of Website use, mathematical problem solving skills, and content recall. Cyberchase is the Emmy Award-winning mathematics series and website on ... »
  • WNET: Cyberchase and Young Children - FULL REPORT
    Date: 11/01/2002
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    As the Cyberchase series gained traction, it became evident that Cyberchase's appeal was not limited to the intended age group. Based in part around its visually appealing animation, its humor, and its characters as well as its after-school and Saturday morning broadcast schedule the program also attracted, and developed a loyal following among, ... »
  • Old Faithful Visitor Center
    Date: 10/28/2002
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Yellowstone Park Foundation is partnering with Yellowstone National Park (YNP) to develop and build a visitor education center at Old Faithful. Selinda Research Associates (SRA) worked with staff from Yellowstone's Division of Interpretation to plan and conduct a front-end evaluation of the exhibits for the new center. The evaluation was ... »
  • Outdoor Exploratorium: Front End Study - Open-Ended Exploration with a Noticing Toolkit at the Palace of Fine Arts
    Date: 10/01/2002
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Outdoor Exploratorium Project is a five-year project, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF0104478), that aims to encourage and support visitors in noticing the subtleties of the outdoor environment. The study described here is one in a set of evaluation studies conducted for this project. It is a first look at what and how visitors ... »
  • Children’s Attitudes Toward Technology Scale (CATS)
    Date: 09/17/2002
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Although today's children have become the benefactors of an evolving technological society, few studies have addressed the assessment of their attitudes toward technology. This study describes the development of the Children's Attitude Toward Technology Scale (CATS) with 574 children in a rural school district. Principal components analysis of the ... »
  • Earth & Sky Summative Evaluation: Edge of Discovery Series Study 1
    Date: 08/12/2002
    Resource Category: Summative
    Earth & Sky is a daily short-format science series for both commercial and public radio. Produced by EarthTalk, Inc. of Austin, TX, the series is hosted by Deborah Byrd and Joel Block and consists of 90-second programs on a wide variety of topics mostly drawn from environmental sciences, earth sciences and astronomy. With support from the ... »
  • Being Human
    Date: 08/01/2002
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The University of Pennsylvania Museum has received a grant from the Philadelphia History Exhibitions Initiative (PHEI) to plan an exhibit on human evolution. The exhibit and associated educational programs will be produced and exhibited in Philadelphia and then travel to other venues across the United States. The working title for the exhibition ... »