Scale Ladders: Communicating Size and Scale – Design-based Research Study

September 1st, 2007 | EVALUATION

A series of interview studies was conducted to determine how museum visitors interpret scale ladders that focus on the nanoscale. These studies look at different versions of an example scale ladder in order to: a.) Iteratively develop a scale ladder that may be used by other informal science institutions. b.) Formulate guidelines to inform the design and use of other scale ladders. Interview questions used for studies 1-3 are included in the appendix of this report.


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Team Members

Joyce Ma, Author, Exploratorium


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0532536

Related URLs

Full Text
Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network


Audience: Evaluators
Discipline: Chemistry | Education and learning science | Engineering | Materials science | Mathematics | Physics | Technology
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Front-End | Interview Protocol | Research and Evaluation Instruments
Environment Type: Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs