A Participatory Model for Integrating Cognitive Research into Exhibits for Children

Date: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2007 to Sunday, July 31, 2011
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
Parents/Caregivers | Pre-K Children (0-5) | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Adults | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
Museum of Science, Museum of Science, Boston
Description: 

The Museum of Science (Boston) Discovery Center, MIT Early Childhood Cognition Lab, Boston Children's Museum, Indianapolis Children's Museum, Children's Museum of Richmond, and Maryland Science Center will help develop and evaluate a variety of methods to engage adults in activities that help the adults understand and apply current cognitive science research on children's exploratory play and causal reasoning development. The primary audience is adults with young children; secondary audiences are informal science education professionals who operate early childhood exhibit areas and cognitive science researchers.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
0714706
Funding Amount: 
381093

Team Members

Lucy KirshnerLucy KirshnerPrincipal Investigator
Barbara SorenEvaluator
Becki KiplingProject Manager

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