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  • Date: 12/19/2008
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    This paper discusses three mediation concept approaches and, consequently, three facets of mediator action. The approaches presented start with a bibliographical review of the concept of mediation present in education and scientific communication studies. These approaches serve as a basis for interpreting a semi-directive interview with the ... »
  • Date: 12/01/2008
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    Chicago Children's Museum (CCM) contracted with Randi Korn & Associates, Inc. (RK&A) to evaluate Skyline a National Science Foundation-funded exhibition designed to facilitate family learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts relevant to building stable structures. RK&A conducted all three phases of ... »
  • Date: 11/07/2008
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Measures students' attitudes towards science related to such factors as students' perceptions of the science teacher, anxiety toward science, value of science in society, self-concept toward science and desire to do science. ... »
  • Date: 11/07/2008
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    Assesses current interest and attitudes in science activities at school. ... »
  • Date: 11/07/2008
    Resource Category!: Test
    Assesses children's conceptual images of scientists. ... »
  • Date: 11/07/2008
    Resource Category!: Test
    Evaluates students' knowledge of three fields of science (earth, physical, and life), three elements of knowing and doing science (conceptual understanding, scientific investigation, and practical reasoning), and two overarching domains in science (the nature of science and themes-systems, models, and patterns-present in science). ... »
  • Date: 11/07/2008
    Resource Category!: Scale
    Measures elementary school children's attitudes towards science in a learning context. ... »
  • Date: 10/10/2008
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    This project will establish a new spherical display system exhibit. The Hatfield Marine Science Visitor Center (Newport, Oregon) will acquire and install a 3 ft. Magic Planet as part of a larger interactive data visualization exhibit. Pacific Northwest regional data sets will complement NOAA global data to serve as a model education program. ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2008
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    LIGO's Science Education Center is in charge of Education and Public Outreach Component for the LIGO Livingston Observatory. The three prime efforts are: (1) Professional development for teachers utilizing lab facilities and cross-institute collaborations. (2) Outreach to students K-16 (targeting 5- 9th grade), with on-site field trips to the LIGO ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2008
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    As a matter of policy, 21st Century Community Learning Centers rely heavily on community organizations to provide a variety of instructional programs. In this way, 21st Century sites tap the depth and breadth of knowledge available in their communities to provide non-traditional learning experiences that can better meet young participants’ need ... »

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