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  • Summative Evaluation of Special Effects with a Student Audience
    Date: 03/12/1997
    Resource Category: Summative
    With funding from the National Science Foundation, NOVA/WGBH Boston with the participation of 14 U.S. and 4 international science museums have produced an IMAX/OMNIMAX film titled, Special Effects. The 40-minute film shows the techniques and methods that special effects filmmakers use to create movie illusions. Multimedia Research implemented a ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Special Effects with an Adult Audience
    Date: 02/27/1997
    Resource Category: Summative
    With funding from the National Science Foundation, NOVA/WGBH Boston with the participation of 14 U.S. and 4 international science museums have produced an IMAX/OMNIMAX film titled, Special Effects. The 40-minute film shows the techniques and methods that special effects filmmakers use along with their understanding of the human visual system to ... »
  • A Summative Evaluation of Breaking Ground
    Date: 02/01/1997
    Resource Category: Summative
    This report presents findings from an extensive summative evaluation of the Breaking Ground project (BG) conducted for both the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG) and the Brooklyn Children's Museum (BCM). Breaking Ground is a collaborative project established between BBG and BCM. The products of the overall project include three exhibits (two at BBG ... »
  • Visitor Behavior at a Constructivist Exhibition: Evaluating Investigate!! at Boston's Museum of Science
    Date: 01/01/1997
    Resource Category: Summative
    Constructivist education theory postulates (Fosnot, 1996; Hein, 1998) that visitors learn actively and create their own meanings as they interact with the world. This raises challenges for visitor studies, since it may be difficult to plan a reasonable evaluation strategy for exhibitions if visitors’ actions and outcomes cannot be determined in ... »
  • Evaluation of the Becoming Americans Theme and Choosing Revolution Story: Responses to Visitor Interviews
    Date: 11/01/1996
    Resource Category: Formative
    This report presents findings from a formative evaluation of the Becoming American theme and the Choosing Revolution story. Becoming Americans tells how diverse peoples, holding different and sometimes conflicting personal ambitions, evolved into a society that valued both liberty and equality. Becoming Americans is the umbrella theme for several ... »
  • Evaluation of the Bill Nye the Science Guy Television Series and Outreach
    Date: 07/01/1996
    Resource Category: Summative
    Bill Nye the Science Guy is a widely-viewed, children's television series on science. Designed for eight-to-ten year olds, this series is shown in late afternoons Monday through Friday on PBS stations and on commercial television over the weekends. Rockman et al, an independent research group in San Francisco, was contracted by KCTS, Seattle, WA, ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Stormchasers with a Student Audience
    Date: 05/24/1996
    Resource Category: Summative
    With major funding from the National Science Foundation, the Museum Film Network and NOVA/WGBH in conjunction with MacGillivray Freeman Films have produced an IMAX/ OMNIMAX film called Stormchasers. Stormchasers follows scientists as they investigate the dramatic weather effects of monsoons, hurricanes, and tornadoes. A quasi-experimental pre-test ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Stormchasers with an Adult Audience
    Date: 05/10/1996
    Resource Category: Summative
    With major funding from the National Science Foundation, the Museum Film Network and NOVA/WGBH in conjunction with MacGillivray Freeman Films have produced an IMAX/ OMNIMAX film called Stormchasers. Stormchasers follows scientists as they investigate the dramatic weather effects of monsoons, hurricanes, and tornadoes. A quasi-experimental separate ... »
  • Hunters of the Sky Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 02/01/1996
    Resource Category: Summative
    Summative evaluation of the NSF- and NEH-funded Hunters of the Sky exhibition, including remedial, timing and tracking, and summative. The 5,000 square foot exhibition takes a science and humanities perspective on birds of prey. A particular focus of the evaluation was the exhibition's impact on "getting visitors to explore their own values and ... »
  • Mystery Lab Evaluation: Final Report
    Date: 02/01/1996
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This report summarizes the processes and findings of a two-year, multimethod evaluation of the Museum of Science & Industry's Mystery at the Museum program. The evaluation's purpose was to assess the program's impact on teachers and students and to guide program improvements. ... »

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