Listen: Making Sense of Sound

Date: 
Monday, June 26, 2006
Resource Type:
Research and Evaluation Instruments | Survey | Evaluation Reports | Summative
Environment Type: 
Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
Families | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | Life science | Social science and psychology
Organization:
Museum Solutions, Exploratorium
Description: 

The Listen exhibition at The Exploratorium, which opened in October 2006, deals with the production and physical characteristics of sound, the reception of sound in the ear and its perception in the brain, and the human capacity to interpret and act on the information transmitted by sounds. Summative evaluation of Listen consists of two parts: tracking and timing and exit interviews. Instruments for the studies were developed by Minda Borun. Data were collected by Exploratorium staff members Mary Kidwell, Emily Pinkowitz, Heather Posner, and Deborah Siegel, and were tabulated by Mary Kidwell. The summative evaluation is designed to assess the impact of the exhibit on museum visitors and to determine to what extent it is achieving the goals of the exhibit developers. The questionnaires used in this study are included at the end of this report.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
AISL
Award Number: 
0307925
Funding Amount: 
2098873

Team Members

Minda BorunEvaluator

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