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  • Cell Lab Summative Evaluation
    Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    RK&A conducted 56 timing and tracking observations of visitors, 20 exit interviews with visitors, an interview with the Cell Lab Program Manager, and interviews with 13 Lab Crew in the summer and fall of 2003. The Cell Lab succeeded in engaging visitors in enjoyable and educational activities. It also excelled in providing Lab Crew teens with ... »
  • Tissues of Life: Exhibition Remedial Evaluation, Program Summative Evaluation, and Web Summative Evaluation
    Date: 12/01/2003
    Resource Category: Remedial
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) contracted Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to simultaneously conduct a remedial evaluation of the exhibition Tissues of Life and its associated elements: the Web site with the same name, presentations at the Demonstration Station, and the What is Life?, play. The National Institutes of Health ... »
  • Report of STUDIO 3D Project Evaluation
    Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The purposes of the STUDIO 3D evaluation were to collect information about the impact upon student learning as a result of participating in the STUDIO 3D Project, as well as to elicit information for program improvement. Areas of inquiry include recruiting and retention, impact on project participants, tracking student impacts, and the project as ... »
  • Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches
    Date: 11/01/2003
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents and analyzes the findings from a front-end evaluation of Vicious Fishes and Other Riches, a National Science Foundation-funded traveling exhibition being developed by the Miami Museum of Science in Miami, Florida (MMS) in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul, Minnesota (SMM). Front-end evaluation ... »
  • Cyberchase Workshops-In-A-Box Formative Evaluation of Outreach After-School Activities for Leaders and Youth - FULL REPORT
    Date: 10/23/2003
    Resource Category: Formative
    This formative evaluation gathered feedback from after-school group leaders and their 3rd-5th grade youth in response to two activities included in the Cyberchase Workshops-In-A-Box. The user-based feedback will assist with the design of new after-school materials. The general goals for the research were:To explore reactions to the workshop guide ... »
  • Changes in Attitudes about the Relevance of Science (CARS)
    Date: 10/22/2003
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The tool was developed to measure: (a) change of science-related attitudes over time among students; and (b) the effect of similar curricula on the attitudes of different classes. ... »
  • Cyberchase Teachers’ Guide Formative Evaluation of Outreach In-School Activities for Teachers and Students - FULL REPORT
    Date: 10/17/2003
    Resource Category: Formative
    This formative evaluation gathered feedback from teachers and their fourth grade children in response to two activities included in the Cyberchase Teachers' Guide. The user-based feedback will assist with the design of new school-based materials. The general goals for the research were to explore reactions to the guide; assess appeal and ... »
  • CYBERCHASE: Formative Evaluation of Outreach Activities for Parents and Children
    Date: 10/09/2003
    Resource Category: Formative
    This formative evaluation gathered feedback from parents and their fourth grade children in response to two activities included in the Cyberchase at Home outreach materials. The user-based feedback assisted with the design of new outreach materials. The general goals for the research were to explore reactions to the activity card format; assess ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of "Coral Reef Adventure"
    Date: 09/18/2003
    Resource Category: Summative
    The summative evaluation focuses on two project components: (1) an IMAX® Dome film, titled Coral Reef Adventure, and (2) an associated interactive exhibit, titled Weird, Wild and Underwater, intended to be displayed in museum and science center lobbies. The general goals for the summative evaluation study were to assess the appeal of "Coral Reef ... »
  • "Talk of the Nation: Science Friday" Summative Evaluation Study 1
    Date: 09/04/2003
    Resource Category: Summative
    Talk of the Nation: Science Friday is a weekly two-hour listener call-in talk radio show devoted to the understanding of complex scientific topics and methods. The series is hosted by science correspondent Ira Flatow. With support from the National Science Foundation, Multimedia Research presents the first study of a two-part summative evaluation ... »

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