"LIVE FROM THE STRATOSPHERE"          P R O J E CT  U P D A T E #28

PART 1: Reguest for evaluation and directions
PART 2: Teacher evaluation
PART 3: Evaluation for students

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Come November 17th, the interactive portions of LIVE FROM THE 
STRATOSPHERE will conclude, and e-mail questions will no longer come 
right back with responses from Kuiper scientists and others. But YOUR 
interactive role in LFS is not over till (please, we beg!) you let us know 
your response and that of your students. The printed Teacher's Guide 
included evaluation forms for you and your classes. If you prefer, 
you may fill these out and return them as directed. Or, you may return 
the attached electronic version, via email, to evaluate-lfs@quest.arc.nasa.gov
Or you may print out these electronic forms, fill them out with pen and
snailmail them to us at:  LFS-EVALUATION, P.O.Box 1502, Summit, NJ 07902-1502.

PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE has already begun its second "electronic field 
trip" for the 1995-1996 school year, "LIVE FROM THE HUBBLE SPACE 
TELESCOPE", and we hope you and your students will once more travel with 
us. It's an astonishing propsect: student research and input in 
the next months will actually help determine which of 4 planets will be 
observed with 3 orbits of the Hubble Space Telescope -- an unprecedented 
opportunity! But YOUR input on what worked during your participation on 
LFS will shape many specifics about how the video, print and online 
components of HUBBLE will evolve. 

We've already read comments from many students and teachers who noted 
that it was the chance to interact with Kuiper scientists which made LFS 
special. And what helps make PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE special is the chance 
for interaction between you and the project staff. We hope you take full 
advantage, tell us what you liked (and just as important, what you didn't 
like!) and get those forms right back to us. Many thanks for 
participating in LFS, and Onwards and Upwards!

GEOFF HAINES-STILES
Project Director and Executive Producer, 
PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE and the LIVE FROM specials
 
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TEACHERS EVALUATION FORM -  LIVE FROM THE STRATOSPHERE

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

   Live from the Stratosphere is the second in an ongoing series of
   Passport to Knowledge electronic field trips. We've tried to
   incorporate the responses of teachers to Live from Antarctica, the
   first module. Please take a few moments to tell us how you used the
   video, print and online components so that we can learn still more.
   Your feedback, and that of your students, is very important to us.
   (A shorter evaluation form to be completed by your students
   follows.)

   YOUR NAME:

   ___________________________________________________

   POSITION (TEACHER, PRINCIPAL, LIBRARY MEDIA
   SPECIALIST, ETC.)

  ___________________________________________________

   SCHOOL/CONTACT ADDRESS:

   ___________________________________________________

   PHONE: _____________________

   GRADE LEVEL TAUGHT:


    1. NUMBER OF CLASSES WHO PARTICIPATED: ____

         A. NUMBER OF STUDENTS INVOLVED BY GRADE LEVEL
             ____   ELEMENTARY (1-5 GRADES)
             ____   MIDDLE (6-8 GRADES)
             ____   HIGH (9-12)

         B. NUMBER OF TEACHERS: ____

    2. PLEASE ADD AN X IN FRONT OF ALL SUBJECTS IN WHICH THIS PROJECT WAS USED:

       ___ GENERAL SCIENCE ___ BIOLOGY

       ___ EARTH SCIENCES ___ PHYSICS

       ___ MATH ___ COMPUTERS

       ___ LANGUAGE ___ SOCIAL STUDIES

       ___ OTHER(PLEASE DESCRIBE):


    3. WAS THE PROJECT USED AS A "TEAM TEACHING" ACTIVITY?
       Yes  No (please delete the incorrect response leaving only the
                yes or the no and feel free to add any comments)

    4. DID YOUR SCHOOL/INSTITUTION STAGE A SPECIAL EVENING EVENT
       (E.G. CAMP-IN, "STAR-PARTY", "OPEN-HOUSE")
       Yes  No

    5. DID YOUR SCHOOL/INSTITUTION CONNECT WITH LOCAL ASTRONOMERS,
       SCIENCE MUSEUMS, PLANETARIUM, ETC. TO SUPPORT YOUR ACTIVITIES?
       Yes  No

    6. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR USE OF THE VARIOUS PROJECT COMPONENTS
       (Delete either yes or no to leave only your response)
          + LIVE VIDEOS                           Yes    No
          + TEACHER'S GUIDE (PRINT)               Yes    No
          + OTHER CO-PACKAGED PRINT MATERIALS     Yes    No
          + ON-LINE RESOURCES                     Yes    No
          + TAPED VIDEOS                          Yes    No
          + NASA SPACE BASED ASTRONOMY            Yes    No
          + HANDS-ON "MINI-KIT" (POSTER, GLASSES) Yes    No
          + 1-800 HOTLINE                         Yes    No

    7. WERE YOU ABLE TO INTEGRATE THIS PROJECT WITH YOUR TEACHING GOALS?
       Yes    No   Partially

II. VIDEO COMPONENTS

    1. WHICH PROGRAM(S) DID YOU AND/OR YOUR STUDENTS WATCH? (If you saw a
       part of a program, please list approximate amount of time.)
          + SCIENCE IN THE STRATOSPHERE         Yes    No
          + THE PRE-FLIGHT BRIEFING             Yes    No
          + THE JUPITER MISSION                 Yes    No
          + NIGHT FLIGHT TO THE STARS           Yes    No
          + RETURN TO THE STRATOSPHERE          Yes    No

    2. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR SOURCE FOR THE VIDEOS BY DELETING OTHER OPTIONS
        PBS
        NASA-TV
        Educational Network:
        Videotape from:

    3. HOW MANY LESSONS DID YOU GIVE BEFORE STUDENTS VIEWED THE VIDEOS?
       (list approximate number of lessons assuming 30-60 mins a lesson)
        or indicate the approximate amount of time spent.)

    4. HOW MANY LESSONS DID YOU SPEND ON REFLECTION/FOLLOW-UP AFTER THE
       VIDEOS (list approximate number of lessons assuming 30-60 mins a lesson)
        or indicate the approximate amount of time spent.)

    5. ON A SCALE WHERE 1 IS LOWEST AND 4 IS HIGHEST, PLEASE RATE THE
       IMPORTANCE OF THE VIDEOS TO THE PROJECT, AND RATE THEIR QUALITY.
       (Please place a small x after one of the numbers in each scale.
        Importance indicates your sense of the overal value of that
        component for the project even if it was not used in your situation.)

                              - IMPORTANCE +                 - QUALITY +
          + LIVE PROGRAMS       1  2  3  4                    1  2  3  4
          + TAPED PROGRAMS      1  2  3  4                    1  2  3  4

    6. RATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LIVE ASPECT OF THE PROJECT
                               - IMPORTANCE +                 - QUALITY +
                                1  2  3  4                    1  2  3  4

    7. THE DISTRIBUTION OF "SCIENCE IN THE STRATOSPHERE" AS A TEACHER
       RESOURCE/TRAINING TAPE BEFORE THE FIRST LIVE PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR
       STUDENTS, WAS AN INNOVATION: (Please delete one to leave correct
       response, feel free to add any comments)
          + Did you use it for your own background?      Yes    No
          + Did you show excerpts to your classes?       Yes    No
          + Was it worthwhile?                           Yes    No

    8. PLEASE DESCRIBE THE MOST IMPORTANT LEARNING THAT YOUR STUDENTS
       GAINED FROM THE VIDEO COMPONENTS?

      __________________________________________________________________

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III. PRINT MATERIALS

    1. RATE THE IMPORTANCE AND QUALITY OF THE TEACHER'S GUIDE,
       "MINI-KIT", AND CO-PACKAGED NASA PUBLICATIONS BY PLACING
       A SMALL X After A NUMBER, THE HIGH THE NUMBER THE HIGHER
       THE EVALUATION.
                                 - IMPORTANCE +                 - QUALITY +

     LIVE FROM THE STRATOSPHERE   1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
       TEACHER'S GUIDE (OVERALL)

    INDIVIDUAL GUIDE COMPONENTS

     BROADCAST INFORMATION        1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
     HOW TO USE AND DESCRIPTION
     OF THE ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIP 1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
     PROGRAM OVERVIEWS            1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
     CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES         1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
     MATERIALS AND RESOURCE LISTS 1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
     RESEARCHER BIOGRAPHIES       1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
     LITERARY SIDEBARS            1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
     "HOW TO GET ON-LINE"         1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
     INTERDISCIPLINARY MATRIX
     AND ICONS                    1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
     GLOSSARY                     1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4

CO-PACKAGED MATERIALS
    NASA SPACE BASED ASTRONOMY    1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
    NASA AMES: KUIPER FACT SHEET  1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
    SPACE TELESCOPE SCIENCE
      INSTITUTE "STARCATCHER"     1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
    POSTER                        1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
    SPECTRUM GLASSES              1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
    DIFFRACTION GRATING           1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4
    HEAT SENSITIVE PAPER          1  2  3  4                     1  2  3  4

    2. WHICH CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES DID YOU WORK ON WITH YOUR STUDENTS?
       Please DELETE the activities you did NOT do leaving a list of
       what you used with your students, please  add any a list of
       activities  from other other sources.
       INTRODUCTORY ACTIVITIES
                1. Discussion - Beginning        (p7)
                2. Packing for the Stratosphere  (p9)
                3. Keeping an Astronmer's Log    (p9)
       PROGRAM ONE: SCIENCE IN THE STRATOSPHERE- ACTIVITIES
                1. Beyond the Visible            (1a, 1b, 1c 1d)
                2. Seeing Stars                  (1e, 1f)
                3. Charting the Sky              (1g  1h)
       PROGRAM TWO: THE PREFLIGHT BRIEFING
                1. Examining the KAO             (2a, 2b 2c)
                2. Measuring Elevation           (2d)
                3. Preparing for Jupiter &
                   flight to stars Missions      (2e, 2f)
       PROGRAM THREE: THE JUPITER MISSION
                1. Digital Data                  (3a)
                2. Finding Jupiter's Moons       (3b)
                3. The energy Equation           (3c)
       PROGRAM FOUR: NIGHT FLIGHT TO THE STARS
                1. Star Gazing:                  (4a, 4b, 4c)
                2. Saturn and it's moon          (4f)
                3. Spiral Galaxy                 (4e)
       PROGRAM FIVE: REVIEW AND CLOSING ACTIVITIES
                1. Astronomers logs              p55
                2. Discussion-ending             p56
                2. Space Poetry                  p57
                4. Teaching Others               p57

       Other Activities:


    3. WAS THERE SUFFICIENT INFORMATION TO ADAPT THE ACTIVITIES/MATERIAL
       TO THE NEEDS/GRADE LEVEL OF YOUR STUDENTS?
       Yes   No

    4. PLEASE DESCRIBE THE MOST IMPORTANT LEARNING THAT YOUR STUDENTS
       GAINED FROM THE PRINT AND "MINI-KIT" MATERIALS:

      _______________________________________________________________


IV. ON-LINE COMPONENTS

    1. DID YOU AND/OR YOUR STUDENTS USE THE ON-LINE RESOURCES?
       Yes   No

    2. PLEASE MARK ALL ON-LINE FORMATS USED:
        ___ E-MAIL ___ GOPHER ___ WEB

    3. HOW DID YOU ACCESS THE MATERIALS?
       ___ NASA QUEST ___ NASA SPACELINK
       ___ PBS ONLINE ___ OTHER IF YOU ANSWERED OTHER, PLEASE ELABORATE:

      ______________________________________________________________________

    4. PLEASE RATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ON-LINE COMPONENTS FOR THE OVERALL
       PROJECT, AND RATE THEIR QUALITY. (PLEASE MARK A NUMERICAL QUANTITY
       WITH A SMALL "x" after the number).

                                  - IMPORTANCE +            - QUALITY +

       Web Site Overall              1  2  3  4              1  2  3  4

       INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES       1  2  3  4              1  2  3  4
       TEACHER'S GUIDE               1  2  3  4              1  2  3  4
       GUIDE IN SPANISH              1  2  3  4              1  2  3  4
       LFS UPDATES (NEWSLETTER)      1  2  3  4              1  2  3  4
       INTERACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES     1  2  3  4              1  2  3  4
       RESEARCHER Q&A (E-MAIL TO AND
       FROM THE SCIENTISTS)          1  2  3  4              1  2  3  4
       FIELD JOURNALS/LOGS           1  2  3  4              1  2  3  4
       JUNIOR-LFS FIELD JOUR/LOGS    1  2  3  4              1  2  3  4
       DISCUSS-LFS                   1  2  3  4              1  2  3  4
       ON-LINE COLLABORATIVE ACTIV., 1  2  3  4              1  2  3  4
       (E.G. STAR COUNTING)


    5. DID YOUR STUDENTS SEND QUESTIONS TO RESEARCHER Q&A?
       Yes  No

    6. DID YOUR STUDENTS INCORPORATE THE RESULTS OF THEIR WORK WITH
       ON-LINE MATERIALS IN THEIR OWN PRESENTATIONS/REPORTS?
        Yes  No

    7. HOW WOULD YOU RATE THE EASE OF USE OF THE ON-LINE MATERIALS?
       (Please delete options leaving the most appropriate)
           Very Easy
           Fairly Easy
           Difficult at times
           Very Difficult


    8. PLEASE DESCRIBE THE MOST IMPORTANT LEARNING THAT YOUR STUDENTS
       GAINED FROM USE OF THE ON-LINE MATERIALS:




STUDENT LEARNING

    1. PLEASE RATE STUDENT LEARNING RESULTED FROM THIS PROJECT BY PLACING
       A SMALL "x" NEXT TO THE OPTION THAT INDICATES THE VALUE, THE HIGHER
       THE NUMBER THE GREATER THE VALUE.

                                                       --  HOW VALUABLE ++
FACTUAL INFORMATION

       FACTUAL INFORMATION ABOUT ASTRONOMY                  1  2  3  4
       FACTUAL INFORMATION ABOUT AERONAUTICS                1  2  3  4
       FACTUAL INFORMATION ABOUT CAREERS IN SCIENCE         1  2  3  4
       BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF BASIC SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS    1  2  3  4
       BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE SCIENTIFIC PROCESS       1  2  3  4


ATTITUDES

       INCREASED INTEREST IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY         1  2  3  4
       INCREASED INTEREST IN SCIENCE OR TECHNOLOGY CAREER   1  2  3  4
       INCREASED APPRECIATION FOR TEAMWORK                  1  2  3  4
       INCREASED SENSE OF CONNECTEDNESS ACROSS DISTANCE     1  2  3  4
SKILLS

       ABILITY TO USE COMPUTERS AND TELECOM. IN SCHOOLWORK  1  2  3  4

       ABILITY TO ASK GOOD QUESTIONS AND SYNTHESIZE INFO.   1  2  3  4
       ABILITY TO ENGAGE IN SCIENCTIFIC PROCESS             1  2  3  4


    2. PLEASE DESCRIBE THE MOST VALUABLE LEARNING OUTCOME YOU SAW IN
       YOUR STUDENTS:


FUTURE PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE MODULES

    1. IF YOUR STUDENTS COULD TAKE MORE ELECTRONIC FIELD TRIPS, WHERE
       WOULD THEY MOST LIKE TO VISIT? (PLEASE TAKE A HAND COUNT AND PLACE
       A NUMBER NEXT TO EACH ITEM.)

       HUBBLE SPACE TELESCOPE
       DINOSAUR DIG
       AMAZON RAINFOREST
       OCEAN DEEP
       MARS
       RETURN TO ANTARCTICA
       OTHER(PLEASE ELABORATE):


    2. WHAT IMPROVEMENTS CAN YOU SUGGEST FOR FUTURE PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE
       MODULES?


    3. PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE THESE FIELD
TRIPS
        TO TEACHERS AT LITTLE OR NO COST.  IF THIS WERE NOT POSSIBLE IN THE
        FUTURE, HOW MUCH WOULD YOU OR YOUR SCHOOL BE ABLE OR WILLING TO PAY FOR
        A PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE PROJECT SUCH AS LIVE FROM THE STRATOSPHERE OR
        LIVE FROM ANTARCTICA?

        _ WOULD/COULD NOT PARTICIPATE UNLESS FREE/LOW-COST OR LESS THAN $50
        _ $50-100
        _ $100-150
        _ $150-200
        _ $200-300
        _ MORE

   QUESTIONS? PLEASE CONTACT PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE: FAX (908) 277-9590 OR
   E-MAIL ghs@passporttoknowledge.com

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STUDENT EVALUATION - LIVE FROM THE STRATOSPHERE

   The Passport to Knowledge team has tried to make Live from the
   Stratosphere informative and fun. Please tell us a little about
   your response to the project so we can do still better next time.
   Thanks!
   
   Grade Level: _____
   
   Teacher Name: _________________________________________
   
   School:
   __________________________________________________________________
   
   Are you male/female? Male/Female
   
    1. I watched:
          + Science in the Stratosphere Yes/No
            
          + The Pre-Flight Briefing Yes/No
            
          + The Jupiter Mission Yes/No
            
          + Night Flight to the Stars Yes/No
            
          + Return to the Stratosphere Yes/No
            
    2. Our class prepared for the electronic field trip by: (list any
       classroom activities you did before viewing the videos)
      




       
       
    3. Our class followed up the electronic field trip by: (list any
       classroom activities you did after viewing the videos)







       
    4. The best classroom activity we did was:
      





       
       
       The worst classroom activity we did was:
      





       
       
    5. The best part of the videos was:
      





       The worst part of the videos was:





       
       
    6. We accessed the on-line materials via computer and modem:
                Yes/No
       
    7. The most interesting material we found on-line was:




       
       
    8. The most interesting thing I learned from the whole Live from
                the Stratosphere project was:
      





       
       
    9. Describe one thing you learned about:
          + Astronomy
            ________________________________________
            ________________________________________
            ________________________________________
            ________________________________________
            
            
          + Airplanes and flying
            ________________________________________
            ________________________________________
            ________________________________________
            ________________________________________
            
            
          + How scientists work
            ________________________________________
            ________________________________________
            ________________________________________
            ________________________________________
            
            
          + How school subjects are used in the world beyond school
            ________________________________________
            ________________________________________
            ________________________________________
            ________________________________________
            
            
   10. Live from the Stratosphere gave me:
          + Factual Information about Astronomy Yes/No
            
          + Factual Information about Aeronautics Yes/No
            
          + Factual Information about Careers in Science Yes/No
            
          + Better understanding of basic Scientific Concepts Yes/No
            
          + Better understanding of the Scientific Process Yes/No
            
          + Increased interest in Science and Technology Yes/No
            
          + Increased interest in a Career in Science or Technology
                                Yes/No
            
          + Increased appreciation for teamwork Yes/No
            
          + Increased sense of connectedness across distance Yes/No
            
          + Ability to use Computers and Telecommunications in
                        schoolwork Yes/No
            
          + Ability to ask good questions and synthesize information
            Yes/No
            
   11. If in the future you could take more electronic field trips
           like Live from the Stratosphere, where would you most like to
           visit?
      




       
       
       How about the following places? Check all that sound
           interesting:
       
       ___Hubble Space Telescope
       
       ___Dinosaur Dig
       
       ___Amazon Rainforest
       
       ___Ocean Deep
       
       ___Mars
       
       ___Return to Antarctica
       
   12. Next time I hope my teacher will once again do
      





       
       
   13. Next time I'd advise my teacher to be sure not

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