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  • Date: 06/29/2022
    Resource Category!: Report
    One of the many ways that scientific societies and associations aim to support and encourage public and civic engagement among their membership is by conferring awards to those who excel in these areas. This report describes research designed to better understand this class of awards (referred to throughout this report as “engagement awards,” ... »
  • Date: 06/09/2022
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    The integration of Art with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEAM) has been growing in popularity, however, there are a variety of conceptualizations of what it looks like. This study explores images of STEAM by examining activities created by informal educators. We found that STEAM activities were conceptualized as using one ... »
  • Date: 06/08/2022
    Resource Category!: Conference Proceedings
    Children’s and parents’ spatial language use (e.g., talk about shapes, sizes and locations) supports children’s spatial skill development. Families use spatial language during playful construction activities. Spatial language use varies with construction activity design characteristics, such as the activity’s play goals. What is the connection ... »
  • Date: 06/01/2022
    Resource Category!: Summative
    The Northwest Passage Project explored the changing Arctic through an innovative expedition aboard the Swedish Icebreaker Oden to conduct groundbreaking ocean science research, while it actively engaged 22 undergraduate and graduate students from the project’s five Minority Serving Institution (MSI) partners and 2 early career Inuit researchers in ... »
  • Date: 05/24/2022
    Resource Category!: Summative
    Fostering STEAM provided exceptional professional development that was highly rated by participants and contributed to expected participant learning outcomes. The in-person Fostering STEAM workshop reflected professional development best practices. Likewise, the online Fostering STEAM course reflected indicators of effective online continuing ... »
  • 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: 05/10/2022
    Resource Category!: Research and Evaluation Instruments
    How to determine a sample size for studying your informal learning program What’s important to consider when selecting a sample size, or participant group size, for studying your informal (science) education program? What value does a small sample size have? If program managers have ample resources for collecting a lot of data, what factors are ... »
  • 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 ... »

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