Summative Evaluation of Einstein's Big Idea

Date: 
Monday, May 1, 2006
Resource Type:
Summative | Evaluation Reports
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Broadcast Media
Audience: 
General Public | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
History/policy/law | Mathematics | Nature of science | Physics
Organization:
Goodman Research Group, Inc., WGBH
Description: 

In 2004, WGBH received partial funding from the National Science Foundation to create Einstein's Big Idea, a two-hour docudrama on Einstein and the history of the formula E=mc2. Based on the book E=mc2, A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation by David Bodanis, the program highlights the stories of those who helped develop the key concepts that make up the equation, with a particular focus on how Einstein pulled together these concepts to create E=mc2. Through these stories, Einstein's Big Idea focuses on four themes that served as learning goals for the project. The four themes are: (1) science is a human endeavor, (2) science thrives on the contributions of outsiders, (3) science impacts society, and (4) scientific advances often generate ethical dilemmas.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
ISE/AISL
Award Number: 
0407104
Funding Amount: 
1200000
Document:

Associated Projects

Team Members

Karen PetermanEvaluator
Kathryn FranichKathryn FranichEvaluator
Irene F GoodmanEvaluator

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