Productions, 1982-2013

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Consists of records that document the Science Media Group (SMG) which was founded as an experimental project to explore novel applications of video in the service of science education and includes videotapes and 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. Also included are original camera footage and edited programs which document Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory public events, lectures, conferences, and scientist interviews. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, transcripts, recording logs, releases, notes, questionnaires, proposals, rundowns, videotapes, audiotapes, motion picture film, databases, brochures, drawings, and images. Some materials are in electronic format.


Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory


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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1982
  • 1982-2013

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  • Mathematics teachers
  • Students
  • Lectures and lecturing
  • Congresses and conventions
  • Science
  • Study and teaching
  • Scientists
  • Science teachers
  • Science--Study and teaching


  • Manuscripts
  • Compact discs
  • Floppy disks
  • Electronic records
  • Videotapes
  • Audiotapes
  • Motion pictures (visual works)
  • Digital versatile discs
  • Digital images
  • Drawings
  • Color photographs
  • Brochures
  • Black-and-white photographs
  • Databases

Local number

SIA RS01762

Physical description

187.5 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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