Elementary, Secondary, and Informal Education: What If? Models, Predications, and Scenarios

January 15th, 2002 - December 31st, 2002 | PROJECT

SoundPrint Media Center is producing a testing a pilot of a radio project that would examine mathematical models used to simulate phenomena, make predictions and generate scenarios. During the "What If: Models, Predications and Scenarios" pilot phase, SoundPrint will produce and test two half-hour documentaries, follow-up radio updates, and a plan for a web-based model simulation and educational resources. Educational Support Services will conduct evaluation of the pilot materials to determine: the programs' ability to translate complicated mathematical and scientific ideas through a storytelling approach, the types of models that best lend themselves to illustrate those concepts, and the degree to which the documentaries as stand alone stories have an impact on listeners. The formative evaluation also will test a website.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Moira Rankin, Principal Investigator, Soundprint Media Center, Inc.
Ann Maria de Freitas, Co-Principal Investigator, Soundprint Media Center, Inc.


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0125702
Funding Amount: 115617


Audience: General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: Education and learning science | Mathematics
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media