Explore Science: Earth & Space Activity Toolkits Summative Study (2019)

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    NISE Network Summative Evaluation

As part of the public impacts evaluation work conducted for the Explore Science: Earth & Spaceactivity toolkits developed and created through the NASA-funded Space and Earth Informal STEM education (SEISE) project, this summative evaluation study of the toolkits was designed to address and answer questions regarding the number and range of audiences reached by the project, visitor engagement, relevance, science identity, and their understanding around NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) content areas (astrophysics, planetary science, heliophysics, Earth science). The results are based on data collected from 16 project partner sites across the country that received either one or two Explore Science: Earth & Space activity toolkits. Data collection was conducted between March and June 2018 and included visitor group observations, surveys (adult and child) and group interviews, as well as an Event Description Form. The latter was used to provide a general overview of each site during data collection events.  

Authors: Zdanna King, Sarah Robertson, Hever Velázquez


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This material is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award numbers NNX16AC67A and 80NSSC18M0061. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

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Science Museum of Minnesota


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