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Nanoscale Science Exhibits and Programs Public Impacts Summative Evaluation (2011)

Summative evaluation report for the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network - Year 5 (2011) on the public impacts of a set of nanoscale science exhibits and programs on museum visitors.

DESCRIPTION

As part of the overall summative evaluation of the first five years of the NISE Network, the Year 5 Exhibits and Programs Study examines the measurable impacts of these public products on museum visitors.

This evaluation study was designed to answer the broad question: What are the measurable impacts of NISE Net-produced exhibit and program deliverables on a public audience?

Key Findings:

  • Exhibits and programs effectively engage visitors with nano content
  • Visitors who see exhibits and programs show higher levels of nanoawareness
  • Many visitors associate “nano” with small, even before seeing nano in the museum
  • Exhibits and programs offer ways for visitors to deepen their nano knowledge
  • Visitors find relevance in the exhibits and programs, and may find more ways to connect their everyday lives to nano when they encounter it in the future

Authors:

Marjorie Bequette, Gina Svarovsky, Kirsten Ellenbogen

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DESCRIPTION

As part of the overall summative evaluation of the first five years of the NISE Network, the Year 5 Exhibits and Programs Study examines the measurable impacts of these public products on museum visitors.

This evaluation study was designed to answer the broad question: What are the measurable impacts of NISE Net-produced exhibit and program deliverables on a public audience?

Key Findings:

  • Exhibits and programs effectively engage visitors with nano content
  • Visitors who see exhibits and programs show higher levels of nanoawareness
  • Many visitors associate “nano” with small, even before seeing nano in the museum
  • Exhibits and programs offer ways for visitors to deepen their nano knowledge
  • Visitors find relevance in the exhibits and programs, and may find more ways to connect their everyday lives to nano when they encounter it in the future

Authors:

Marjorie Bequette, Gina Svarovsky, Kirsten Ellenbogen

JUMP TO BROWSE RELATED RESOURCES

Credits

YEAR CREATED
2011
OWNING INSTITUTION

Science Museum of Minnesota
 

FUNDING

Developed for the NISE Network with funding from the National Science Foundation under Award Numbers 0532536 and 0940143. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this product are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Foundation.

PERMISSIONS

Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike 3.0 United States (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US).
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