Kid Science

March 1st, 1999 - February 28th, 2002 | PROJECT

Franklin Institute proposes to develop Kid Science, a 4,000 square foot, bi-level, core exhibit space for parents and children ages 5-8 years old. Kid Science will accomplish two parallel goals: First, it will provide parents information and insight about K-4 National Science Education Standards, theories of learning and development, and suggestions for interaction with children. For children, the exhibit will be an introduction to basic science learning principles as defined by the national science standards for children ages 5-8, and encourage collaborative learning to foster beneficial parent/child interactions. The development of the Kid Science exhibit will serve as a model to build upon research for establishing effective methods for communicating directly to parents and caregivers through exhibit activities. These activities will be specifically designed to reach elementary age school children and their parents. The cost share for this project is 33% of the total project cost.

Project Website(s)

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Team Members

Minda Borun, Principal Investigator, Franklin Institute
Janet Kamien, Former Principal Investigator, Franklin Institute


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9815057
Funding Amount: 882305


Audience: Elementary School Children (6-10) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM | Nature of science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits