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  • Date: 04/01/2019
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    The making and tinkering movement has become increasingly mainstream over the past decade, pioneered in part through the popularity of magazines like `Make', events such as Maker Faire and DIY websites including `Instructables'. Science centres and museums have been developing their own ideas, notably the Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium. In ... »
  • Date: 10/17/2018
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    Cultivating Confidence: Young Women's Self-efficacy in Science Museums is an NLG Diversity and Inclusion research project that studies the impact of a single science museum visit on "emerging adult" learners (young adults aged 18-29, not yet married, no children). This grant application can be used as a sample of a successful IMLS proposal. ... »
  • Date: 09/16/2014
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    The Dimensions of Success (DoS) observation tool defines and provides rubrics (with levels 1-4) for 12 dimensions that were developed to measure STEM program quality in out-of-school time. This technical report summarizes the development of the instrument and findings from our initial study that included 284 observations in the field across 58 ... »
  • Date: 04/27/2012
    Resource Category: Survey
    This is an abbreviated (25-item version) of the original Mathematics Anxiety Rating Scale (MARS) instrument developed by Richardson and Suinn. The purpose of the study was to develop abbreviated version of MARS, and to find whether certain specific backgrounds (gender, socio-economic status) and academic variables can predict math anxiety. ... »
  • Date: 04/27/2012
    Resource Category: Survey
    Internet Attitude Scale (IAS) is a 40-item Likert-type one-dimensional inventory for measuring attitudes towards the Internet. Furthermore, this inventory was created to measure the Internet users' preferred and perceived specific Internet attributes. ... »
  • Date: 03/17/2012
    Resource Category: Survey
    This instrument includes a pre-test and post-test on students attitudes towards astronomy. Four factors, including affect, cognitive competence, perceived value, and perceived difficult of astronomy are assessed. ... »
  • Date: 11/08/2011
    Resource Category: Survey
    The Science Motivation Questionnaire II is a reliable and validated survey that assesses science motivation based on 5-factors (intrinsic motivation, self-efficacy, career motivation, self-determination, grade motivation). ... »
  • Date: 10/26/2011
    Resource Category: Scale
    The New Ecological Paradigm for Children is modeled after the New Ecological Paradigm (NEP) and the New Ecological Paradigm-Revised (NEP-Revised) for adults. The survey contains 10 questions assessing three subscales that contribute to one’s “environmental world view” including “rights of nature,” “eco-crisis,” and “human exceptionalism.” ... »
  • Date: 10/04/2011
    Resource Category: Survey
    The Beliefs about Science and School Science Questionnaire (BASSSQ)was designed to assess high school science teachers' beliefs about what occurs in science. The first part of the BASSSQ is comprised of two subscales, "Process of Scientific Inquiry" and "Certainty of Scientific Knowledge." Although the survey was developed and validated for use ... »
  • Date: 12/21/2010
    Resource Category: Self-Assessment
    The tool assess youth’s critical thinking ability by examining the following constructs: Reasoning, Enquiry, Analysis/Information Processing, Flexibility. ... »