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  • Date: 05/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Minnesota Children's Museum, in collaboration with the American Library Association will develop a project to engage children ages two through seven years old and their parents in exploring mathematics through hands-on, book-based math activities in libraries and children's museums across the country. The main elements of the project are: 1. A ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1998
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    This article describes the front-end evaluation process for the Exploration Zone project at the Field Museum of Natural History. It discusses the value of front-end meta-analysis and who should perform such research. ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1998
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Steven Yalowitz, doctoral candidate in Experimental Psychology at Colorado State University, discusses information processing and behavior in museums. Yalowitz explores and draws connections between the different terminology used by researchers in studying these concepts. ... »
  • Date: 02/01/1998
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report presents findings from a front-end evaluation of Texas Prehistory: How Do We Know?, under development by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and supported by a National Science Foundation (NSF) planning grant. This 10,000 square-foot permanent exhibition, with accompanying traveling exhibition and educational programs, focuses ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1998
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this message from the President of VSA, Ross J. Loomis introduces this issue of "Visitor Studies Today!" and discusses a few relevant topics including student involvement in visitor studies and VSA housekeeping items (conference, committee nominations). ... »
  • Date: 08/01/1998
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    This report summarizes the findings of an evaluation of the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Informal Science Education (ISE) program. The program provides support for a variety of informal science education activities, including museum exhibits; television series and programs for youth or the general public; films on science and mathematics ... »
  • Date: 09/01/1998
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    In this article, Ellen Giusti, exhibition evaluator at AMNH and the AAM Committee on Audience Research and Evaluation (CARE) Chair, discusses proceedings from the 1999 Annual AAM National Program Committee Meeting in Cleveland as well as plans for next meeting and updates on AAM organizational issues. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Institute for Learning Innovation, Inc., requests $264,904 to pilot a project for establishing a national program to provide parents and significant other adults with support, training and materials. Also, the project goals will enable parents and other adults to become actively engaged in local science education reform and science literacy ... »
  • Date: 01/01/1998
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Milwaukee Public Museum will develop Adventures in Science: An Interactive Exhibit Gallery. This will be a 7250 sq. ft. interactive exhibit with associated public programs and materials that link the exhibit with formal education. The goal of Adventures in Science is to promote understanding of biological diversity, the forces that have change ... »
  • Date: 05/01/1998
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    A strategy for heightening university students' awareness within aesthetic encounters is described. The strategy, called aesthetigrams, is the focus of on going qualitative research, the purpose of which is to improve teaching and learning in regard to aesthetics-in-the-classroom. A more long-term research goal is discussed briefly. It addresses ... »

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