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  • Summative Evaluation of Strange Days on Planet Earth Website
    Date: 12/01/2005
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Strange Days on Planet Earth combines a 4-part television series and outreach program produced by Sea Studios Foundation (SSF) for National Geographic Television and Film and Vulcan Productions, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The project comprises three primary components: a ... »
  • Compilation of Nanoscale Communication Projects: Part IIB of Front-End Analysis for NISE
    Date: 11/07/2005
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) is a national infrastructure that links science museums and other informal science education organizations with nanoscale science and engineering research organizations. The Network’s overall goal is to foster public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, ... »
  • Compilation of Nanoscale Communication Exhibits: Part IIA of Front-End Analysis for NISE
    Date: 11/07/2005
    Resource Category: Front-End
    The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) is a national infrastructure that links science museums and other informal science education organizations with nanoscale science and engineering research organizations. The Network’s overall goal is to foster public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, ... »
  • Nanotechnology and the Public: Part I of Front-End Analysis in Support of Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
    Date: 11/05/2005
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Network) is a national infrastructure that links science museums and other informal science education organizations with nanoscale science and engineering research organizations. The Network's overall goal is to foster public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, ... »
  • Making a Difference in Nature: An Evaluation of Hidden Villa Environmental Education Program 2003-2004
    Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    Hidden Villa is a non-profit 1,600-acre organic farm and wilderness preserve dedicated to inspiring a just and sustainable future through multicultural and environmental education programs for children, youth and the community. In 2004, Hidden Villa hired an evaluation specialist to develop and implement an evaluation framework, and to design ... »
  • Teaming Up: Ten Years of the TEAMS Exhibition Collaborative
    Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    This monograph has been created by the TEAMS (Traveling Exhibits At Museums of Science) Collaborative, a group of seven small U.S. science centers, to share experiences, observations, and lessons learned with the broader science museum field. Our intention is to help others who might be interested in forming a collaborative to work though some key ... »
  • Executive Summary: FETCH Formative Evaluation
    Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category: Formative
    In 2005, WGBH began production of a new science television series for children called FETCH. FETCH is a competition-based game/reality show for 6-10 year old children that consists of both animation and live action footage. The show is hosted by a cartoon dog named Ruff Ruffman. Each week Ruff assigns competitors from a cast of real kids to leave ... »
  • Salmon Camp Research Team 2005 Annual Evaluation Report
    Date: 10/01/2005
    Resource Category: Formative
    Overarching evaluation questions focus on continuous improvement, the degree to which the Salmon Camp project achieves its objectives with regards to students' skills and attitudes, as well as implementation and outcome questions. Evaluation activities are designed to probe five major areas: 1. Student Knowledge and Skills. To what extent do ... »
  • Views of Scientific Inquiry, Primary School Version (VOSI-P)
    Date: 08/10/2005
    Resource Category: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    The VOSI questionnaire elicits details of learners’ ideas of what scientists do in the production of valid scientific knowledge. Understanding about scientific inquiry is an integral component of scientific literacy, along with NOS. The VOSI is useful alone, or in combination with the VNOS to gain in-depth insights into respondent’s ... »
  • Earth & Sky Summative Evaluation: Edge of Discovery Series Study 2
    Date: 08/09/2005
    Resource Category: Summative
    Earth & Sky is a daily short-format science series for both commercial and public radio. Produced by EarthTalk, Inc. of Austin, TX, the series is hosted by Deborah Byrd and Joel Block and consists of 90-second programs on a wide variety of topics mostly drawn from environmental sciences, earth sciences and astronomy. With support from the ... »

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