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Playful Building
EXPLORE! Playful Building

Credits

The Playful Building module is a product of the STAR Library Education Network project (STAR_Net), a national program to support libraries that provide — or want to provide — science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) informal learning experiences. STAR_Net is led by the National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL) at the Space Science Institute. The project team also includes the American Library Association (ALA), Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), and National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP).

National Science FoundationThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. DRL-1010844. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

 

Development Team (Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston, Texas)

The Playful Building module was developed for libraries to use in support of the STAR_Net project’s Discover Tech traveling exhibit, although it may be implemented independently.

Module Development and Supporting Training

Keliann LaConte
Andy Shaner
Stephanie Shipp
Yolanda Ballard

Web Development

John Blackwell
Ronna Hurd

Graphics

Kevan Mills, kevanimation, San Diego, California

Content and Education Review

Lisa Curtis, National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado
Paul Dusenbery, National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute,
     Boulder, Colorado

Adrienne Gass, Louisville Public Library, Louisville, Colorado
Allen Grasmick, Federal Highway Administration, Lakewood, Colorado
Anne Holland, National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute,
     Boulder, Colorado

Martin Knecht, South Texas College, McAllen, Texas
Karen Peterson, National Girls Collaborative Project, Lynnwood, Washington
Ivilina Thornton, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colorado

Field Tests

Appreciation is extended to those who field tested the materials in their library programs:

Penny Johnson and Carey Kipp, Baraboo Public Library, Baraboo, Wisconsin
Victoria Gonzalez, Sergeant Fernando de la Rosa Memorial Library,
     Alamo, Texas

Melanie Roberts, Livingston-Park County Public Library, Livingston, Montana
Kim Crow Sheaner, Donald W. Reynolds Library, Mountain Home, Arkansas

Evaluation Team

John Baek, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Vicky Ragan Coulon, Evaluation & Research Associates, Lynnwood, Washington
Julie Elworth, Evaluation & Research Associates, Lynnwood, Washington
Ginger Fitzhugh, Evaluation & Research Associates, Lynnwood, Washington
Kate Haley Goldman, National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space
     Science Institute

Jessica Gonzalez, National Center for Interactive Learning at the Space Science Institute

Questions? Comments? Contact Us!  
Explore!
Department of Education and Public Outreach
The Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, Texas 77058
explore@lpi.usra.edu

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Lunar and Planetary Institute
LPI Contribution Number 1682
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Last updated
June 18, 2013