Exploring Time Television

January 10th, 2002 - July 31st, 2008 | PROJECT

Twin Cities Public Television, in association with Red Hill Studios, is producing and disseminating an Exploring Time television special and associated outreach material. The project will augment and leverage the Exploring Time traveling exhibit now being developed by the Science Museum of Minnesota (NSF grant #99-01919). The goal of both the exhibit and the television special is to increase the public's understanding of our world by revealing the unseen world of natural change -- the multitude of changes that are occurring in the present but at rates too slow or too fast to be seen. The television special will provide visual explorations of changes that take place over a vast range of timescales -- from billionths of seconds to billions of years. The television series and exhibit will be supplemented by a range of materials. Both low- and high-bandwidth, web-based material will be available and a teacher's guide will be developed for middle school classrooms. A "Time Explorers Toolkit" will be available to both formal and informal learners. This CD-ROM includes detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to create time-lapse movies. The project also will coordinate outreach with the Community Technology Centers Network, the organization that supports technology centers that serve individuals from underrepresented and low-income groups.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Exploring Time: Evaluation of Learning from the Television Program and Value-Add of a Companion Web Site

Team Members

Richard Hudson, Principal Investigator, Twin Cities Public Television
Robert Hone, Co-Principal Investigator, Red Hill Studios


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0104732
Funding Amount: 1053135


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals
Discipline: General STEM | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Broadcast Media | Media and Technology | Websites | Mobile Apps | Online Media