Evaluation of Lives in Science Library Resource Kits

August 1st, 2007 | EVALUATION

Goodman Research Group, Inc. (GRG) conducted summative evaluation of the educational resources kit for Forgotten Genius, a program from the PBS television series Lives in Science. Forgotten Genius explored the life of the scientist Percy Julian, an African American chemist who persevered in the face of racism to become one of the great scientists and inventors of the 20th century. GRG's evaluation focused on how public librarians used and assessed the educational resources kit, as well as their suggestions for revising the kit and conducting future science-related library outreach. The appendix of this report includes surveys and interview guides.



Team Members

Marianne McPherson, Evaluator, Goodman Research Group, Inc.
Jennie Murack, Evaluator, Goodman Research Group, Inc.
Irene F Goodman, Evaluator, Goodman Research Group, Inc.
WGBH, Contributor


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9901978
Funding Amount: 1830386

Related URLs

Lives In Science


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Evaluators | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Chemistry | Education and learning science | History | policy | law | Nature of science
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Interview Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments | Summative | Survey
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Library Programs | Media and Technology | Public Programs