Summative Evaluation of Fusion Science Theater Planning Grant

October 5th, 2010 | EVALUATION

In summary, this Planning Grant has demonstrated that the Fusion Science Theater mode successfully uses the dramatic structure of a play to create an investigative, participatory theater event that conveys science information, concepts, and methodology in a way that is engaging to children and attractive to parents and educators. The model can be transferred to others both by teaching others to develop their own shows and by training undergraduates to perform FST shows that have already been created. Finally, significant achievements have occurred in publicizing the model and in recruiting others to join in learning and using it. For these reasons, the FST approach makes a significant contribution to the field of Informal Science Education as it infuses the discipline with new products, methods, and practitioners.



Team Members

Joanne Cantor, Evaluator, Your Mind on Media
Madison Area Technical College, Contributor


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 0732142
Funding Amount: 74981

Related URLs

Fusion Science Theater: An Innovative Model to Sow and Grow the Seeds of STEM Through Community-Based Science Theater


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers
Discipline: Art | music | theater | Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Public Programs | Theater Programs