Survive and Thrive: Build a Mars Habitat NASA TEAM II: Formative Report

February 7th, 2022 | EVALUATION

The Formative Evaluation for the Mars Habitat exhibit was conducted to gather visitor feedback on a prototype of the exhibit component. Data was collected in three rounds, and the exhibit component was updated as necessary between rounds. Evaluation questions focused on understanding if visitors knew what to do while at the Mars Habitat exhibit, how visitors interacted with both the exhibit and each other, and if visitors walked away with an understanding of the intended activity goals. These were explored through both observation and a follow-up interview. This report summarizes findings overall, considerations for the prototype design and provides detailed results and changes from each round of data collection. 



Team Members

Elena Tsakakis, Author, Science Museum of Minnesota
Gretchen Haupt, Author, Science Museum of Minnesota


Funding Source: NASA
Funding Program: TEAM II
Award Number: 80NSSC20M0030

Related URLs

Build a Mars Habitat - Survive and Thrive ... an addition to the Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Families | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Space science
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Formative
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits