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  • I/CaLL Community Science Learning Instruments Appendix
    Date: 08/29/2018
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    This document contains the following Appendices that provide information for the I/CaLL Community Science Learning study. Appendix A: StreamLines Events Appendix B: StreamLines Events Survey Instrument Appendix C: Art + Science Brainstorm Coding Themes Appendix D: Art + Science Brainstorm Flyer ... »
  • National Living Laboratory: Creating Communities of Learners for Informal Cognitive Science Education [Summative Evaluation Report]
    Date: 10/25/2016
    Resource Category: Summative
    This summative evaluation report details the Broad Implementation of the Living Laboratory model--an initiative to promote partnership between museums and cognitive science researchers in order to promote professional learning and involve the public in scientific research. The evaluation investigated the extent of the dissemination effort’s depth ... »
  • Science of Sharing Experimonths & Exhibits: Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 11/24/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    Funded by the National Science Foundation, the Science of Sharing project (SoS) was a collaboration between the Exploratorium, the Museum of Life and Science, Dialogue Social Enterprise and The Heroic Imagination Project. SoS included two major components for members of the public to engage with: a permanent collection of interactive, multi-user ... »
  • Summative Evaluation: Fusion Science Theater National Training and Dissemination Program
    Date: 06/30/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    Fusion Science Theater (FST) uses elements of playwriting to make informal science education more engaging as well as educational. FST shows incorporate an overarching scientific question that is asked and then answered by a series of participatory exercises and demonstrations. The shows also use “embedded assessment” of learning, which asks ... »
  • Life on Earth Evaluation Report
    Date: 06/08/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    Life on Earth is interactive software installed as a museum touchtable exhibit that uses data about over seventy thousand (70,000) species from several databases to help visitors explore and deepen their understanding of biodiversity, evolution and common ancestry, and the history of life on earth (DeepTree/ FloTree). Some installations also ... »
  • IMLS Early Learners Collaborative: Year Two Evaluation Report
    Date: 08/25/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report summarizes the evaluation findings of the second year of the Science Beyond the Boundaries Early Learners Collaborative (ELC). The three-year project, funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), connects science centers and children’s museums to enhance early learner programming. In Year Two, the ELC brought ... »
  • The Building Informal Science Education Project's Coding Framework
    Date: 03/01/2014
    Resource Category: Coding Schema
    This coding framework was developed to categorize the evaluation reports on informalscience.org. Coding categories and related codes were created to align with key features of evaluation reports and the potential coding needs of the five BISE (Building Informal Science Education) synthesis authors. ... »
  • IMLS Early Learners Collaborative: Year One Evaluation Report
    Date: 09/09/2013
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report summarizes the evaluation findings of the first year of the Science Beyond the Boundaries Early Learners Collaborative (ELC). The three-year project, funded through the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), connects science centers and children’s museums to enhance early learner programming. In Year One, the ELC brought ... »
  • Science on the Sphere: Formative Evaluation for Pacific Science Center
    Date: 06/11/2013
    Resource Category: Formative
    This evaluation examines visitor engagement at the “Science On a Sphere” (SOS) exhibit at Pacific Science Center, Seattle, WA. Evaluators varied characteristics of the data presentation—such as topic presented, presence of a question prompt, and image rotation—and measured the resulting visitor engagement for each of the different treatments. ... »
  • Agriculture Exhibition Front-end report: Visitor Interviews
    Date: 03/23/2013
    Resource Category: Front-End
    This report summarizes front-end research with visitors on the topic of agriculture, conducted by the Research & Evaluation Department of the Saint Louis Science Center. This front-end study was designed to inform the internal development teams connected to the Science Center agriculture exhibit. The main objective of the research was to ... »

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