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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Science Media Group  Search this
Uniform title:
A Private Universe (Video recording)  Search this
Looking at Learning...Again (Video recording)  Search this
Case Studies in Science Education (Video recording)  Search this
Science in Focus: Energy (Video recording)  Search this
Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists (Video recording)  Search this
The Next Move, Assessment in Math and Science (Video recording)  Search this
Principles for Principals (Video recording)  Search this
Shedding Light on Science (Video recording)  Search this
Science in Focus: Force and Motion (Video recording)  Search this
Schneps, Matthew H  Search this
Sadler, Philip Michael  Search this
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory  Search this
Harvard College Observatory  Search this
Annenberg/CPB  Search this
Physical description:
115 cu. ft. (115 record storage boxes)
Collection descriptions
Compact discs
Electronic records
Floppy disks
Electronic List in accession file.
Item List in accession file.
For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.
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 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: "A Private Universe"; "Looking at Learning...Again"; "Case Studies in Science Education"; "Science in Focus: Energy"; "Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists;" "The Next Move, Assessment in Math and Science"; "Principles for Principals"; "Shedding Light on Science"; and "Science in Focus: Force and Motion." SMG partnered with Annenberg/CPB for many years on productions. In addition to these productions, this accession also includes original camera footage and edited programs which document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory public events, lectures, and scientist interviews. Lastly, included is Smithsonian-related, non-science video documentation a conference in 1999 for the 35th anniversary of the U. S. Civil Rights Movement. Some materials are from before the SMG was formed. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, transcripts, recording logs, releases, notes, rundowns, videotapes, audiotapes, and images. Some materials are in electronic format.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
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
Civil rights movements  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 15-170
Restrictions & Rights:
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
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Productions 1982-2013 [Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Science Media Group]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives