Girls' Interest in Nature and Science Scale (GINSS)

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Resource Type:
Scale | Research and Evaluation Instruments
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Broadcast Media, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media, Games, Simulations, and Interactives, Public Programs, Professional Development, Conferences, and Networks, Exhibitions, Informal/Formal Connections
Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Ecology, forestry, and agriculture | General STEM
Access and Inclusion: 
Women and Girls
Multimedia Research

In support of a summative evaluation of SciGirls Season Three, Multimedia Research developed a scale to assess preteen girls’ interest in nature and science. The work was sponsored by Twin Cities PBS under NSF Grant No. 1323713. Multimedia Research developed, piloted, validated and implemented the GINSS: A nine statement Likert scale constructed to reveal girls’ strength of interest in nature and science activities. Researchers and evaluators are encouraged to use this scale to extend its application. Please email if you eventually use the scale in your research or evaluation:

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Team Members

Barbara FlaggEvaluator

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