Research & Evaluation

Bump and Roll 2008 Formative Evaluation

Report date: October, 2008



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General Description: 

The Science Museum of Minnesota surveyed 30 museum visitors after they used the Bump and Roll exhibit. This formative testing of the exhibit assessed the activity's ability to teach about nanoscale properties and scientists' uses of them.

Major Findings: 

The Bump and Roll exhibit appears to be mostly successful in imparting its main message that nanotechnology is inspired by nature. The exhibit also conveyed both learning goals to a large number of visitors. Participants had few problems using the exhibit but reported that it was enjoyable.

Type of product(s) studied: 

  • Exhibit

Method(s) of data collection: 

  • interviews
  • observations


Jane Miller
Sarah Cohn

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