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  • NFB STEM2U Regional Evaluation Report: San Francisco
    Date: 06/01/2016
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    As part of a grant from the National Science Foundation, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) is conducting regional STEM workshops in partnership with local science museums, entitled NFB STEM2U, for blind youth [youth], grades 3 – 6 and 9-12 [apprentices]. During the fifth regional workshop in San Francisco, CA, the NFB operated two ... »
  • Formative, Remedial and Summative Evaluations of My Sky
    Date: 12/31/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    My Sky is a NASA funded project, which developed a traveling exhibition on astronomy. Boston Children’s Museum (BCM) created the exhibition in collaboration with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). Formative and remedial evaluations were conducted at BCM while the summative evaluation took place at the first two venues following BCM: ... »
  • Our Earth's Future Final Evaluation Report
    Date: 09/30/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    In its program, “Maximizing Lifelong Learning Opportunities: Innovative Strategies for Science Museums,” the American Museum of Natural History sought to develop, implement and assess a series of online and face-to-face adult learning courses, that shared the name “Our Earth’s Future” and focused on the topic of climate change. An external ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Evaluation of NOVA's RNA Lab
    Date: 04/10/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    NOVA Labs ( www.pbs.org/nova/labs ) is a web-based platform designed to engage teens and educators with authentic data, scientific games, tools, and opportunities to communicate with and assist working scientists. The present study sought to investigate the outcomes achieved by users of the fourth NOVA Labs platform developed: RNA Lab. The RNA Lab ... »
  • 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’ ... »
  • Bridging Earth and Mars (BEAM): Program Front-end Evaluation
    Date: 02/24/2015
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Saint Louis Science Center (SLSC) project Bridging Earth and Mars (BEAM) will engage the general public and children from schools and community groups with the National Aeronautical and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) exploration of Mars through exhibits simulating control of robotic rovers on the surface of Mars as well as related educational ... »
  • Gigapixel Image Environments for Science Communication & Learning: Macroinvertebrate Digital Teaching Collection Summative Evaluation
    Date: 01/30/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    Rockman et al (REA), in partnership with Marti Louw and the University of Pittsburgh Center for Learning in Out-of-School Environments (UPCLOSE) conducted a summative evaluation in Summer 2014 of an aquatic macroinvertebrate digital teaching collection (macroinvertebrates.org) containing voucher specimens from the Carnegie Museum of Natural ... »
  • Mission: Solar System Evaluation
    Date: 01/02/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This evaluation reports on the Mission: Solar System project, a 2-year project funded by NASA. The goal of the Mission: Solar System was to create a collection of resources that integrates digital media with hands-on science and engineering activities to support kids’ exploration in formal and informal education settings. Our goal in creating the ... »

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