Institution: Bishop Museum
Planetarium-Science on a Sphere show
Formative Evaluation, Summative Evaluation
With funding from NASA, and in collaboration with the Hawai’i State Department of Education, Bishop Museum is developing a combined planetarium and Science on a Sphere show for students (grades 4,5,6) and public audiences. The presentation introduces viewers to Earth system science and how satellites help us learn about them. Several groups of teachers and families attended prototype versions of the two-pronged program and provided their feedback during group interviews. Their input informed substantial changes to the structure of the SoS program and valuable insights about refining and clarifying messages and activities in both sections. Summative evaluation in in process. With this, as with all projects at the Bishop Museum, we work closely with staff and educators to assure a culturally responsive approach to our evaluation activities and protocols.