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  • Summative Evaluation of Ironbound Films Informal Science Education Project: (The Change) The Anthropologist
    Date: 08/15/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Anthropologist is a film by Ironbound Films, Inc. that focuses on the impact of climate change on indigenous cultures around the world, through the lens of anthropologist Susie Crate and her daughter Katie. The goals of the film are to (1) Increase viewers’ knowledge of how climate change affects communities and cultures and help viewers ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth, adapted for visually impaired students
    Date: 05/30/2018
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Supported by the National Science Foundation, the Global Soundscapes! Big Data, Big Screens, Open Ears project employs a variety of informal learning experiences to present the physics of sound and the new science of soundscape ecology. The interdisciplinary science of soundscape ecology analyzes sounds over time in different ecosystems around the ... »
  • The Science Behind Pixar Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 03/30/2018
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Science Behind Pixar (SBP) exhibition was the product of a collaborative effort among the Museum of Science, Boston (MOS), Pixar Animation Studios, and the Science Museum Exhibit Collaborative (SMEC). The 13,000 square foot exhibition presented the science, math, and computer science behind Pixar Animation Studios’ animated films and ... »
  • Global Soundscapes: Mission to Record the Earth: Summative Evaluation of Interactive Theater Show + YELL Activities
    Date: 06/11/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    Supported by the National Science Foundation, the Global Soundscapes! Big Data, Big Screens, Open Ears project employs a variety of informal learning experiences to present the physics of sound and the new science of soundscape ecology. The interdisciplinary science analyzes sounds over time in different ecosystems around the world. The major ... »
  • California Academy of Sciences Habitat Earth Planetarium Show Evaluation
    Date: 05/22/2017
    Resource Category: Summative
    California Academy of Sciences contracted with Wendy Meluch of VisitorStudies.com to design and conduct an evaluation of the Habitat Earth planetarium show (HE) during winter/spring 2017. HE is a 30-minute show which features a pre-recorded movie-like section, and a live presentation. HE team members’ primary interests were to assess cognitive, ... »
  • Flight of the Butterflies Treatment Test Report
    Date: 08/04/2015
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The report is of the treatment of the Flight of the Butterflies IMAX film. 42 individuals participated in four focus groups in two cities and were asked to read the film treatment in advance and were shown a two and a half minute video clip. Participants then completed a four-page questionnaire with open and closed-ended questions, and engaged in ... »
  • Flight of the Butterflies Final Report
    Date: 08/04/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report details the summative evaluation of the Flight of the Butterflies IMAX film. Four focus with a total of 39 participants took part. They watched the film in either 2D or 3D. The St. Louis Science Center, where the film was presented in large 2D format, hosted two focus groups with adults (n=19). The Maryland Science Center (MSC) in ... »
  • Appendix G: A Review of Participant Feedback on the Workshop and Workshop Draft Report
    Date: 07/08/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), with additional support from the Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) and the Association of Science-Technology Centers (ASTC), GSCA hosted the Setting the Agenda for Giant Screen Research Workshop on October 18, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The one-day Workshop convened a ... »
  • Communicating about Technology and Research of the Large Hadron Collider: Interests, Knowledge, and Curiosities of Adult Science Center Visitors
    Date: 05/30/2015
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is one of the world's largest experimental facilities, where thousands of scientists and engineers from over 100 countries collaborate to shed new light on the workings of our universe. As LHC research, such as the discovery of the Higgs boson, continues to hit the news in future years, it will be important for ... »
  • Tornado Alley Giant Screen Film Summative Evaluation
    Date: 04/06/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    Tornado Alley is a giant screen adventure that follows renegade filmmaker Sean Casey and the scientists of VORTEX2, the largest tornado research project ever assembled, on their epic missions to encounter one of Earth’s most awe-inspiring events: the birth of a tornado. Program components included the giant screen film; a Web site; educators’ ... »

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