Traits of Life Front-end Evaluation: Study ‘A’ – Testing Specific Commonalities

August 1st, 1999 | EVALUATION

The goal of the front-end studies was get a sense of what visitors believe to be the commonalities (if any) among all living things. The goal of this particular study was to find out whether visitors could think of counter-examples to seven true commonalities identified by the Traits of Life team. The results would reveal how familiar visitors were with these key commonalities identified by the team. Also, any exceptions frequently suggested by visitors would be identified as intriguing organisms to use in the exhibits.



Team Members

Sue Allen, Author, Exploratorium
Katherina Audley, Author, Exploratorium


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9814646
Funding Amount: 1565354

Related URLs

Traits of Life: Exploratory Exhibits in the Life Sciences


Audience: Evaluators | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Life science
Resource Type: Evaluation Reports | Front-End
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits