Bridging Earth and Mars (BEAM): Front-End Evaluation Report

February 23rd, 2015 | EVALUATION

This report presents the results of a front-end evaluation with Saint Louis Science Center visitors on the topics of Mars, Mars exploration, engineering, and robotics. This work was conducted by the Research & Evaluation Department of the Saint Louis Science Center. This front-end study was designed to inform the content development of the Bridging Earth and Mars (BEAM) exhibition, which is being developed by the Saint Louis Science Center with the support of funding from NASA. The main objective of the evaluation was to gather information from Science Center visitors about their familiarity with, interest in, and knowledge of Mars, Mars exploration, and the engineering and robotics used in pursuit of that exploration. This was done to help guide the exhibition development team in creating a unique experience for visitors, regardless of their familiarity with the topics.



Team Members

Saint Louis Science Center, Contributor
Betsy O'Brien, Evaluator, Saint Louis Science Center
Kelley Staab, Evaluator, Saint Louis Science Center
Elisa Israel, Evaluator, Saint Louis Science Center


Funding Source: NASA

Related URLs

Bridging Earth and Mars (BEAM): Engineering Robots to Explore the Red Planet


Audience: Evaluators | Families | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Space science | Technology
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Front-End
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Games | Simulations | Interactives | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Exhibits