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  • 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. ... »
  • Attitudes Toward Mathematics Inventory (ATMI)
    Date: 01/01/1996
    Resource Category: Self-Assessment
    The Attitudes Toward Mathematics Inventory (ATMI) is a 40 question, 4-factor survey designed to measure high school and college students’ attitudes toward mathematics. Unlike other math assessments, the ATMI was designed to be brief while also capturing multiple factors that contribute to one’s attitude about math. ... »
  • The Exploration Zone
    Date: 11/01/1995
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This evaluation study examined Field Museum visitors' understandings of the research science that goes on behind-the-scenes. We conducted over 125 depth interviews with visitors, members, and museum staff, for a total of approximately 50 contact hours with respondents from May - September, 1995 ... »
  • Experiment Benches: Summative Evaluation Report
    Date: 07/01/1994
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Experiment Benches at Science Museum of Minnesota are a series of multiple-outcome participatory exhibits located within the Experiment Gallery. Designed to give visitors a large degree of control over their learning while promoting and guiding meaningful scientific thought, they provide an opportunity for visitors to create and set their own ... »

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