Summative Evaluation Findings from the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) Education and Public Outreach Program

Bartolone, Lindsay and Nichols-Yehling, Michelle and Davis, Hilarie B. and Davey, Bradford (2014) Summative Evaluation Findings from the Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) Education and Public Outreach Program. In: Ensuring STEM Literacy: a National Conference on STEM Education and Public Outreach. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, pp. 279-284.

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Abstract

The Interstellar Boundary Explorer mission includes a comprehensive Education and Public Outreach (EPO) program in heliophysics that is overseen and implemented by the Adler Planetarium and evaluated by Technology for Learning Consortium, Inc. Several components of the IBEX EPO program were developed during the prime phase of the mission that were specifically designed for use in informal institutions, especially museums and planetaria. The program included a widely distributed planetarium show with accompanying informal education activities, printed posters, lithographs and other resources, funding for the development of the GEMS Space Science Sequence for Grades 6–8 curriculum materials, development of the IBEX mission website, development of materials for people with special needs, participation in the Heliophysics Educator Ambassador program, and support for the Space Explorers Afterschool Science Club for Chicago Public Schools. In this paper, we present an overview of the IBEX EPO program summative evaluation techniques and results for 2008 through 2012.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 10:02
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1345

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