Summative Evaluation of The Human Body

April 23rd, 2003 | EVALUATION

In the Fall/Winter of 2002/3, RMC Research Corporation (RMC) conducted a summative evaluation of The Human Body film and outreach materials, including lobby exhibit, Teacher's Resource Guide, and Web site. These were the culminating activities in a series of studies conducted over the past three years related to The Human Body project, including formative evaluations of the film and each of the outreach components. These summative evaluations were designed to determine the overall effect on audiences of the finished products. This report contains sections relating to the major elements of The Human Body project: the film itself, the teacher's guide, the museum exhibit, and the Web site. Each section includes a description of the methods used to evaluate the component and the results of its evaluation. The report concludes with a series of reflections and recommendations across the four components.



Team Members

Alice Apley, Evaluator, RMC Research Corporation
Maryland Science Center, Contributor
Ralph Adler, Evaluator, RMC Research Corporation
Wendy Graham, Evaluator, RMC Research Corporation
Laura Winn, Evaluator, RMC Research Corporation


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9909405
Funding Amount: 1946523

Related URLs

The Human Body - A Large Format Film


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Life science
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Films and IMAX | Media and Technology | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media