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Creator::
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group  Search this
Extent:
45.5 cu. ft. (45 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Drawings
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Videotapes
Date:
1986-2013
Descriptive Entry:
The Science Media Group (SMG) was founded by Dr. Matthew H. Schneps and Dr. Philip Michael Sadler as an experimental project to explore novel applications of video in the service of science education. In operation at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and the Harvard College Observatory from 1989 to 2013, this accession consists of videotapes and motion picture film of edited programs, camera masters, and supporting materials. The programs focus on classroom teaching and reflect the best practices drawn from research in science teaching and learning. Programs include interviews and on-camera presentations by leaders in the science education reform movement; extensive interviews with students, science and mathematics content experts, and K-12 and information science educators. Productions documented include: "Essential Science for Teachers"; "Technical Difficulties"; "Cosmic Questions"; "SportSmarts"; "Shedding Light on Science"; "The Next Move, Assessment in Math and Science"; "NASA Forum on the Structure and Evolution of the Universe"; "Science in Focus: Energy"; "Principles for Principals"; "Welcome to the Smithsonian"; "Smithsonian Job Talks"; "Mind, Brain, and Education"; "Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions"; "Physics for the 21st Century"; "Understandings of Consequence Project"; "Lighthouse of the Skies"; "Science and Engineering in the Lives of Students"; "Eye on the Sky"; "A Private Universe"; "Factors Influencing College Science Success"; "Looking at Learning . . . Again"; "Science in Focus: Force and Motion"; "Youth Astronomy Apprenticeship"; "Case Studies in Science Education"; and "Private Universe Project in Math Workshops". SMG partnered with Annenberg/CPB for many years on productions. Some materials are from before the SMG was formed. Materials include videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture film, sound recordings, notes, shot logs, reports, questionnaires, proposals, release forms, drawings, brochures, and images. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Scientists  Search this
Mathematics teachers  Search this
Science teachers  Search this
Students  Search this
Lectures and lecturing  Search this
Science -- Study and teaching  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Compact discs
Digital images
Digital versatile discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Drawings
Color photographs
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-090, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Science Media Group, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 16-090
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Productions
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa16-090