Productions,
1986-2013

Summary
Collection ID:
SIA.FA16-090
Dates:
1986-2013
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
45.5 cu. ft. (45 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
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.

Notes
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Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-090, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Science Media Group, Productions
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Schneps, Matthew H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sadler, Philip Michael Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Annenberg/CPB Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Harvard College Observatory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Private Universe (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Looking at Learning...Again (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Case Studies in Science Education (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science in Focus: Energy (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Next Move, Assessment in Math and Science (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Principles for Principals (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shedding Light on Science (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science in Focus: Force and Motion (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Essential Science for Teachers (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Technical Difficulties (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cosmic Questions (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
SportSmarts (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
NASA Forum on the Structure and Evolution of the Universe (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Welcome to the Smithsonian (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Job Talks (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mind, Brain, and Education (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chemistry: Challenges and Solutions (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Physics for the 21st Century (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Understandings of Consequence Project (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lighthouse of the Skies (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science and Engineering in the Lives of Students (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eye on the Sky (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Factors Influencing College Science Success (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science in Focus: Force and Motion (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Youth Astronomy Apprenticeship (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Private Universe Project in Math Workshops (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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