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  • Date: 09/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Mars Exploration Exhibit is a new public exhibition designed to provide experiential learning opportunities for students, educators and the public while inspiring greater excitement about space science. The exhibit emphasizes the importance of STEM education and careers through practical application and inquiry-based learning. Space Center ... »
  • Date: 02/01/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Children's Television Workshop(CTW) has produced a special 30 minute program for their "3-2-1 CONTACT" science series on the space program in response to the recent space shuttle tragedy. CTW has extensive footage on the scientific aspects of the space program along with interviews with astronauts Charles Bolden, Sally Ride, Mary Cleave and ... »
  • Date: 08/10/1989
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    "3-2-1 Contact," the nationally broadcast award winning children's public television science series, has been reaching children aged 8-12 with daily half hour science programming since 1980 with support from both the National Science Foundation and the U. S. Department of Education. In seven seasons of production, CTW has produced 225 regular and ... »
  • Date: 02/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Nurture Nature Center recently completed a 2 year project to develop a 6 Degrees of Connection educational program, supported by a grant from NASA’s CP4SMP. The program focuses on earth science concepts and the cross-cutting theme of interconnectedness, using personal relevance as a hook to capture students’ interest and motivate them to pursue ... »
  • Date: 05/01/2017
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    In prior projects, including a 2015 ED/IES SBIR award, the team developed two immersive multiplayer virtual game environments. In Eco and Colony, middle school students collaboratively apply scientific practices within the virtual worlds to address challenges, such as the availability of resources and energy and maintaining clean water. With this ... »
  • Date: 08/01/2021
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Black Girls Create (BGC) is a program that uses maker pedagogy, social history (i.e., Black women’s contributions in STEM), culturally responsive pedagogy, and mentoring to engage Black girls in STEM. For the project, culturally responsive making is operationally defined as the use of cultural knowledge and maker technologies to create, design, ... »
  • Date: 09/15/1996
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The Science Education Department of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will produce and evaluate a pilot for a series of after school television program targeted at youth aged 9 -12. The series, which is based on the research into children's misperceptions about science conducted by the applicant, will help viewers make sense of often ... »
  • Date: 09/30/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Informal Community Science Investigators (iCSI) creates a network of four geographically diverse informal science institutions working together on strategies to engage youth ages 10-13 through location based augmented reality (AR) games played on smartphones. These high-interest, kid-friendly games will be used by families visiting the ... »
  • Date: 03/15/1994
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    WGBH Educational Foundation is producing a prime time television series and informal education outreach component entitled 'A Life of Science.' Each of the six one-hour programs in the series will profile a contemporary woman scientist: Lydia Villa-Komaroff, biologist; Melissa Franklin, physicist; Misha Mahowald, computational neuroscientist; ... »
  • Date: 04/15/1986
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The middle-school and high-school years are a period of change and crystalization in terms of life goals, disciplinary and course preferences, and social and political attitudes. The literature provides a number of cross-sectional descriptions and models concerning cognitive and attitudinal development during adolescence and young adulthood, but ... »

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