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  • Date: 12/21/2004
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    The objective of the present paper is an attempt to measure the public understanding of science in the area of health and hygiene and test the efficacy of "cultural distance model". A pre-tested open-ended questionnaire was used for administering cross-sectional surveys at a religio-cultural festival in India. 3484 individuals were interviewed and ... »
  • Date: 10/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Formative
    This study was commissioned to provide systematic feedback regarding visitor experience of the Low-Carb Craze exhibits (about nutrition and dieting) in Current Science Central. The principal issues to be investigated were about the interpretive experience: are visitors getting the idea that this is about current science information?; do visitors ... »
  • Date: 12/20/2004
    Resource Category!: Evaluation Reports
    WNET planned an initiative to involve museums in the outreach associated with Season V of Cyberchase. A written feedback survey gathered information from 32 museums as to their current practices and recommendations with respect to museum kits, discovery carts, discovery boxes, video screenings and educational computer games. The goal of the survey ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    Thirteen/WNET New York will develop and produce ten new episodes for a fourth season of "Cyberchase." Now in its third production season and second year of daily PBS broadcast, "Cyberchase" has helped millions of children acquire a stronger foundation in mathematics. The new programs will enrich the series' content by emphasizing science- ... »
  • Date: 09/01/2001
    Resource Category!: Formative
    During the scripting phase of production, Cyberchase producers obtained peer reviews of draft scripts from mathematics educators and teachers. This report is a responsive evaluation of the common themes that emerged from 55 reviews of 26 scripts by 25 experts, focusing on script appeal, content presentation and informal learning approach. ... »
  • Date: 09/15/2001
    Resource Category!: Project Descriptions
    The Science Museum of Minnesota (SMM) will develop "Cyborgs: A Natural History of Machines and Humans." The Project will result in a national traveling exhibit, a web site, and a complement of related educational programs focused on the boundaries between humans and their machines and on recent scientific efforts to understand the human body and ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    The emerging field of the learning sciences one that is interdisciplinary, drawing on multiple theoretical perspectives and research paradigms so as to build understandings of the nature and conditions of learning, cognition, and development. Learning sciences researchers investigate cognition in context, at times emphasizing one more than the ... »
  • Date: 04/12/2001
    Resource Category!: Reference Materials
    This volume explores the integration of recent research on everyday, classroom, and professional scientific thinking. It brings together an international group of researchers to present core findings from each context; discuss connections between contexts, and explore structures; technologies, and environments to facilitate the development and ... »
  • Date: 01/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Peer-reviewed article
    Science museum staff face a constructivist dilemma as they design their public spaces: the exhibits should facilitate science learning, yet they also need to support a diverse visiting public in making their own personal choices about where to attend, what to do, and how to interpret their interactions. To be effective as teaching tools, exhibits ... »
  • Date: 07/01/2004
    Resource Category!: Mass Media Article
    In this article, Audrey O'Connell, Head of International Business Development at The Natural History Museum, London, describes the CASTEX Project, a collaboration of five European natural history museums who developed a set of guidelines to help museums produce and distribute natural history exhibits. O'Connell addresses the challenges and ... »

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