Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 17-067
Creators:
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group
Dates:
1994-2013
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 cu. ft. (5 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, events, and units documented include: "Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science"; "EarthScope - Volcano Island"; "Crossroads Conference: The Future of Human Life in the Universe"; "Virtual Leaning Magnet"; "Astronomy News Service"; "Initiative for Innovative Computing - Astronomy Medicine"; "Center for Tropical Forest Science"; "Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - Public Nights"; "Ecosystems on the Edge"; Smithsonian Innovations/Arts and Industries Building; "Institute for Theory and Computation"; Giant Magellan Telescope; National Air and Space Museum; Office of the Chief Information Officer; Encyclopedia of Life; "SHOUT! Partners in Learning"; "Vanished - Smithsonian Center for Museum and Education Studies - Conrad Labandeira"; "Chandra X-ray Observatory"; "NASA Forum on the Structure and Evolution of the Universe"; Sub Millimeter Array; "Black Holes: Space Warps and Time Twists"; "Science in Focus: Energy"; "Looking at Learning...Again"; "Shedding Light on Science"; and "Essential Science for Teachers". SMG partnered with Annenberg/CPB for many years on productions.
Materials include videotapes, transcripts, teacher guides, and images. Materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-067, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. Science Media Group, Productions
Access Restriction
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Sadler, Philip Michael Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Looking at Learning...Again (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science in Focus: Energy (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shedding Light on Science (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Essential Science for Teachers (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
Habitable Planet: A Systems Approach to Environmental Science (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
The Next Move, Assessment in Math and Science (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Science in Focus: Energy (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Principles for Principals (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
A Private Universe (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Factors Influencing College Science Success (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Youth Astronomy Apprenticeship (Video recording) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Case Studies in Science Education (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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