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  • 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 ... »
  • Scientastic! Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 06/02/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    Planet Earth Television (PET) created Scientistic!, a television series that focuses on a young girl's scientific investigations of the world around her. The pilot episode, Sticks and Stones, explored bones and how they heal. A website and iPad app were also developed to supplement the program. REA evaluated the impact of the television program, ... »
  • Design Squad Nation: Evaluation Report
    Date: 10/01/2011
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Premiering on PBS in January 2011, Design Squad Nation (DSN) is a 10-part series of TV shows and video blogs that build on the success of the award-winning PBS reality competition series Design Squad to get kids excited about engineering. Concord Evaluation Group (CEG) was hired to conduct an evaluation of DSN in 2011. The evaluation was designed ... »
  • Camp FETCH! Guide: Evaluation Report
    Date: 08/01/2011
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    WGBH Boston (wgbh.org) was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to, in part, develop outreach materials based on the children's television series FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman. The outreach materials were designed to help typically underserved kids learn about science in informal camp or after-school settings. The centerpiece of this ... »
  • 400 Years of the Telescope Summative Evaluation
    Date: 04/01/2011
    Resource Category: Summative
    The NSF-funded 400 Years of the Telescope project was a unique partnership among a public television station, a production studio, two planetariums and a leading astronomical society in the United States. Its five main components included a one-hour PBS documentary, a 22-minute planetarium program, a website with astronomical infromation, "star ... »
  • The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer - Science Unit Study
    Date: 10/30/2006
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer received a three-year National Science Foundation grant from Fall 2003 to Spring 2006 to develop, produce and air science reports during the regularly televised news program. The Online NewsHour Web site extends the reach of the science reports by housing the broadcast transcripts of the science reports, as well as ... »
  • Evaluation of the FETCH! Activity Guide: Study Report
    Date: 08/15/2006
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    During the spring of 2006, American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted an evaluation study on behalf of WGBH. The purpose of the study was to gather data related to the effectiveness of the FETCH! Activity Guide, which was designed to extend the teachings of a new children’s show, “FETCH! with Ruff Ruffman.” The Activity Guide was developed ... »