Girls’ Interest in Nature and Science Scale (GINSS)

December 3rd, 2015 | EVALUATION

In support of a summative evaluation of SciGirls Season Three, Multimedia Research developed a scale to assess preteen girls’ interest in nature and science. The work was sponsored by Twin Cities PBS under NSF Grant No. 1323713. Multimedia Research developed, piloted, validated and implemented the GINSS: A nine statement Likert scale constructed to reveal girls’ strength of interest in nature and science activities. Researchers and evaluators are encouraged to use this scale to extend its application. Please email if you eventually use the scale in your research or evaluation:



Team Members

Barbara Flagg, Evaluator, Multimedia Research


Funding Source: NSF
Award Number: 1323713

Related URLs

Full-Scale Development: "Citizen SciGirls" Transmedia and Research to Encourage Girls in STEM (SciGirls Season 3)


Access and Inclusion: Women and Girls
Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Ecology | forestry | agriculture | General STEM
Resource Type: Research and Evaluation Instruments | Scale
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Exhibitions | Games | Simulations | Interactives | Informal | Formal Connections | Media and Technology | Professional Development | Conferences | Networks | Public Programs | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media