Productions,
circa 1985-1995

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 16-120
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group
Dates:
circa 1985-1995
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
22 cu. ft. (22 record storage boxes)
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 document Albert Einstein, bubbles, congresses and conventions, science education, the moon, and the universe.
Some materials date from before the SMG was formed. Materials include videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture film, sound recordings, notes, shot logs, images, and cue sheets.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-120, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group, Productions
Access Restriction
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Keywords
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Schneps, Matthew H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sadler, Philip Michael Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 Personal 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
Congresses and conventions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science -- Study and teaching Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bubbles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Video recordings -- Production and direction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Motion pictures -- Production and direction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moon Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Universe Place Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Audiotapes Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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