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  • Surviving: The Body of Evidence
    Date: 12/01/2008
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The University of Pennsylvania Museum received a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop, install, and evaluate an exhibition on human evolution. The exhibition, entitled Surviving: The Body of Evidence, opened in May, 2008. It was produced and first exhibited in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and ... »
  • Lessons Learned from the Long-term Investment in the TEAMS Collaborative
    Date: 12/01/2008
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The TEAMS Collaborative received three separate rounds of funding from the National Science Foundation; Inverness Research served as the external evaluator to the project for all three rounds of funding. This summative report details the return on NSF's long-term investment in the TEAMS Collaborative. It outlines the overall contributions of the ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of the Skyline Exhibition
    Date: 12/01/2008
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) contracted with Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to evaluate Skyline a National Science Foundation-funded exhibition designed to facilitate family learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts relevant to building stable structures. RK&A conducted all three phases of ... »
  • TEAMS III Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 12/01/2008
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report highlights the findings from Inverness Research's summative study of the TEAMS III Collaborative. In particular, it highlights the lessons learned from a study to incorporate research on how to design exhibits that promote more effective conversations into the exhibit development process. ... »
  • Teacher Training and Impact Utilizing Health Science Portable Laboratories
    Date: 12/01/2008
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The goal of a two-year SEPA grant, Phase II of a collaboration between Columbia University (CU) and the New York Hall of Science (NYHoS), was to enhance science teaching and learning through the use of portable laboratories and hands-on modules to study biotechnology and microscopy in middle and secondary school classes. Four multi-day workshops ... »
  • Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
    Date: 11/07/2008
    Resource Category: Survey
    Assesses how well students can apply the scientific knowledge and skills they have learned at school to real-life challenges. ... »
  • Modified Attitudes towards Science Inventory (mATSI)
    Date: 11/07/2008
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Measures students' attitudes towards science related to such factors as students' perceptions of the science teacher, anxiety toward science, value of science in society, self-concept toward science and desire to do science. ... »
  • Wareing Attitudes toward Science Protocol (WASP)
    Date: 11/07/2008
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Relationships among attitudes of students toward science, as measured by the WASP (Wareing Attitudes Toward Science Protocol), perceived antecedents of such attitudes, and class achievement or performance indicated by reported grades were investigated for a survey sample of 1,740 students in 87 high school science classes from five communities. ... »
  • Epistemological Beliefs Assessment for Physics Science (EBAPS)
    Date: 11/07/2008
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Measures students' views about the nature of knowledge and learning in the physical sciences along five non-orthogonal dimensions (structure of scientific knowledge, nature of knowing and learning, real-life applicability, evolving knowledge, & source of ability to learn. ... »
  • Relevance of Science Education (ROSE) Student Questionnaire
    Date: 11/07/2008
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Assesses children's interest in, attitude towards, and experiences in science and technology, as well as their opinion about environmental challenges and career aspirations. ... »

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