Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 19:58:24 -0700 (PDT)

Author: Cathy Mariotti Ezrailson

Subject: Re: Question for all on this list


--- wrote:

> I am doing an informal survey of personal childhood interests in
> science
> that might have steered you into the sciences as a career
> This is for a project that I've undertaken regarding informal
> science as a
> motivational aid.
> Pleae register positive and negative responses
> Did you have a Lionel (yes),
AC Gilbert or other
> Chemistry set (yes)
> Erector set (yes)
> Microscope (yes)
> Physics set (made my own)
> please name additional sets you might have had:
> Lincoln logs
> Lego
> Telescope

> Did you go to science museums (yes)
> Did you read Popular science, (yes)
science and
Popular mechanics, (yes)
> Scientific American (yes)or
> other magazines.

Please list name the ones you read on a regular
> basis and tell me why you liked or did not like them.
Popular Mechanics: creative and futuristic, piqued my interest
> Name radio or TV shows that might have influenced you.
> Mr. Wizard
Flash Gordon
Rocky Jones, Space Ranger

> Name movies that might have inflluenced you.

> War of the Worlds
The Day the Universe Changed
Our Mr. Sun
Frames of Reference
> Are there any science books for kids that you might have read and
> remember fondly.
Time/Life Series
> Perhaps books such as Microbe Hunters by de Kruif. (yes)
> were you influenced by Martin Gardner,
Carl Sagan,(yes)
or other please name.

> Don Herbert
Any other informal science sources that you can think of would also
> be appreciated.
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, Smithsonian
> thanks in advance

I hadn't thought about this in a long time. Thanks for asking. It was
fun to recollect.
> I will let all respondents know the tallys in a few weeks

> Be well
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Cathy Mariotti Ezrailson, PhD, Program Coordiator, PEICS
Department of Teaching Learning and Culture
4232 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843 Ph: 979-458-1544, Fax: 979-845-9663
We must not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time. - T. S. Eliot
Without haste, but without rest. - Goethe
Let us not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness. - James Thurber

From Wed Oct 27 20:27:09 2004