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  • Too Small to See Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2007
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Too Small to See is a 5,000 square-foot interactive traveling museum exhibition designed to provide hands-on nanotechnology science education to youth age 8 to 13 and adults. It debuted at Disney's Epcot and will reach over three million people during a five-year US tour. This evaluation examines the exhibition’s outcomes and impact on increasing ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Maasai Journey
    Date: 12/01/2007
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Evaluation of the impact of a major redevelopment of the zoo's existing African Savanna Exhibit. A major focus of the evaluation was assessing the effectiveness of a new "cultural interpreter" program. ... »
  • Formative Evaluation of “Builders’ Math” Prototype Web Game - FULL STUDY
    Date: 11/30/2007
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Builders Math game on the Cyberchase website provides an integrated, goal-oriented problem that combines math skills in measurement, geometry, and visualization. The formative procedure focused on: ability to read the game text; interpretation of the terminology and suggestions for alternative terminology; transparency and usability of ... »
  • NewsHour Science Unit Final Report
    Date: 11/05/2007
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The evaluation research summarized here focuses on science reports developed by MacNeil/Lehrer Productions. The reports appear on The NewsHour television broadcasts and are archived as streaming video available on the program's Web site ( www.pbs.org/newshour/science ), which includes enhanced media resources such as audio Podcasts, RSS feeds, ... »
  • Race Are We So Different?: A Summative Report
    Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    We expect people to look different. And why not? Like a fingerprint, each person is unique. Every person represents a one-of-a-kind, combination of their parents', grandparents' and family's ancestry. And every person experiences life somewhat differently than others. Differences - they're a cause for joy and sorrow. We celebrate differences in ... »
  • Front End Evaluation of EarthScope Panorama
    Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Front-End
    Goodman Research Group, Inc. (GRG) conducted front-end evaluation and Alpha testing for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics of EarthScope Panorama, an interactive Earth science game for middle school youth. The front-end evaluation focused on the prospective content, format, and platform of the game, with the broad goal of assessing ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of FETCH Outreach - Season II
    Date: 11/01/2007
    Resource Category: Summative
    FETCH, a children's television series produced by WGBH since 2005, is a competition-based game/reality show for 6-10 year-old children that includes both animation and live action footage. Goodman Research Group, Inc. (GRG), a research firm specializing in the evaluation of educational programs, materials, and services, served as the external ... »
  • OMSI Umbrella Consent Forms
    Date: 10/16/2007
    Resource Category: IRB/Consent Form
    Photo/video release and consent forms. Forms are available in both English and Spanish. ... »
  • OMSI Umbrella Signs
    Date: 10/16/2007
    Resource Category: IRB/Consent Form
    Signs in both English and Spanish alert museum visitors when evaluation activities are taking place. Signs indicate whether filming, photography, or videotaping with audio are taking place. ... »
  • OMSI Umbrella Methods
    Date: 10/16/2007
    Resource Category: IRB/Consent Form
    This document outlines OMSI's general approach to consent, differentiating between adults and minors and between adults who have been explicitly “invited” to participate and those who are in non-invitational settings, then describes details of consent for each method and audience. ... »

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