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  • Date: 05/17/2022
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Informal educational activities, such as tinkering, can be beneficial for children’s engineering learning (Bevan, 2017; Sobel & Jipson, 2016). Storytelling can help children organize and make meaning of their experiences (Brown et al., 2014; Bruner, 1996), thereby supporting learning. We examine whether digital storytelling activities during ... »
  • Date: 05/17/2022
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Informal educational activities, such as tinkering, can be beneficial for children’s engineering learning (Bevan, 2017; Sobel & Jipson, 2016). Storytelling can help children organize and make meaning of their experiences (Brown et al., 2014; Bruner, 1996), thereby supporting learning. Digital storytelling, in which narratives and reflections ... »
  • Date: 05/17/2022
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    Hands-on tinkering experiences can help promote more equitable STEM learning opportunities for children from diverse backgrounds (Bevan, 2017; Vossoughi & Bevan, 2014). Latine heritage families naturally engage in and talk about engineering practices during and after tinkering in a children’s museum (Acosta & Haden, in press). We asked how ... »
  • Date: 05/09/2022
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Museum of Science in Boston, Massachusetts is one of the world’s largest science centers and the most visited cultural institution in New England. Located in Science Park, a piece of land that spans the Charles River, the museum is conveniently situated close to Boston and Cambridge. The museum has more than 700 interactive exhibits and a ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2022
    Resource Category: Formative
    Through the T523: Formative Evaluation for Educational Product Development course, our team conducted a semester-long formative evaluation for the Museum of Science, Boston (MoS) Gaia Exhibit. The Gaia Exhibit (Gaia) is a new, temporary art installation located in the MoS’s Blue Wing exhibition hall. Gaia that strives to inspire appreciation for ... »
  • Date: 03/23/2022
    Resource Category: Peer-reviewed article
    Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion (DEAI) work in museums is multifaceted, but typically approached from the perspective of external audiences and outcomes rather than a change in internal organizational culture. This article discusses findings from a research study examining what happened in five US science museums that were making a ... »
  • Date: 02/07/2022
    Resource Category: Formative
    The Formative Evaluation for the Mars Habitat exhibit was conducted to gather visitor feedback on a prototype of the exhibit component. Data was collected in three rounds, and the exhibit component was updated as necessary between rounds. Evaluation questions focused on understanding if visitors knew what to do while at the Mars Habitat exhibit, ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2022
    Resource Category: Edited Chapter
    Although museums have long valued and catered to families as an audience, museum educators have not always had the tools or training to support the unique nature of family learning or to develop family-specific approaches that are distinct from classroom teaching. In this chapter, we outline a series of research-based principles for understanding ... »
  • Date: 01/05/2022
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. Project goals: ● Develop an interactive microscopy exhibit platform ● Design the platform to work for various types of microscopic samples ● Create a platform that is accessible and extensible to small- and mid-sized ISE venues ● Better understand how to scaffold scientific ... »
  • Date: 12/30/2021
    Resource Category: Conference Proceedings
    This poster was presented at the 2021 NSF AISL Awardee Meeting. Dinosaurs of Antarctica is a giant screen film and outreach project that documents the work of NSF-funded researchers on expeditions to Shackleton Glacier during the 2017-2018 field season. This immersive film and companion television special will bring the past to life and engage the ... »

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