Summative Evaluation Report for the Be A Scientist! Project’s Family Science Program

September 1st, 2015 | EVALUATION

The 5-year longitudinal study on Iridescent's Family Science Learning model was conducted with 2,173 participants from 9 schools and museum sites in Los Angeles and New York City. Participants were underserved elementary school students and their parents. Families met once a week for 5 weeks in a row. Five families (~20 participants) came for all 5 years.

Each program implementation was coordinated by Iridescent team members. The goal of this study was to:
* To identify scalable methods of engaging underserved audiences in STEM.
* To identify sustainable methods of supporting long-term learning.
* To enable families to develop deep content (STEM) knowledge

The external evaluation was conducted by the Center for Children and Technology, EDC.


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Team Members

Elizabeth Pierson, Author, Center for Children and Technology, EDC
LouLou Momoh, Author
Naomi Hupert, Author


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: AISL
Award Number: 1008309
Funding Amount: $1,563,859

Related URLs

Be a Scientist Summative Report
Be a Scientist!


Access and Inclusion: Low Socioeconomic Status
Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Families | Learning Researchers | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs