SPARC Evaluation Form

In the response blocks below, we provide opportunities for you to identify yourself and provide return contact information. These responses are optional. We will not share this contact information with any external institutions or companies, nor will we sell, trade, or give away lists of individuals who choose to identify themselves here. If you do not wish to fill in portions of the form below, just skip to the sections that you are willing to respond to.

If you have any questions, or have difficulty with this form, please contact jenjoy@ucar.edu.

Thank you!

Optional return contact information:

First name:
Last name:

E-mail address:

Section 1: Demographic Information

These responses are optional, but will help us to understand who is using our site.

Your age:

Your gender:Female Male

What educational level have you attained?
Elementary School Middle School High School Some college Four-year degree
Some graduate school Master's degree PhD

What state or province and country do you reside in?
State or Province:
Country:

Do you have internet access at home?
Yes No

    If yes, what type of computer do you use at home?
    PC Compatible Macintosh UNIX Other
    What type of connection to the Internet do you use at home?
    Modem ISDN T1

Section 2: General SPARC Usage Information

How did you find out about the SPARC campaign?
Told by a teacher Told by a friend Received handout concerning the campaign Through a web search
Through a list of links developed by someone else
Through a news report (please indicate type of news report and name of media source):

    Newspaper Magazine TV Radio
    Name of media source:

How would you describe your use the SPARC site?
To learn more about Earth and Space Science in general
To find material to use for class
To access real time data
To do research on a specific topic
To play games
Browsing for fun

Please rate your enjoyment in using the site:
Very fun Fun / Enjoyable Neutral / No opinion Not very fun No fun at all

Please rank the ease of use of the site. (For example, did you find the site easy to navigate?)
Very Easy Moderately Easy Slightly Difficult Very Difficult

Please rate your interest in the site:
Very interesting Interesting Neutral / No opinion Boring Very boring

Do web sites such as SPARC (and other science web sites) increase or decrease your interest in science?
Increase Decrease

Do web sites such as SPARC increase or decrease your understanding of science?
Increase Decrease

Section 3: Final Evaluation Information

What are the areas of greatest interest to you (select up to three):
What is SPARC? Our Newest Campaign Instruments/Observatories
Models Real-Time Data Sun-Earth Connections
Classroom ActivitiesFrequently Asked Questions Ask-A-Scientist
Games Cultural Connections Windows to the Universe

What are the areas of least interest to you (select up to three):
What is SPARC? Our Newest Campaign Instruments/Observatories
Models Real-Time Data Sun-Earth Connections
Classroom ActivitiesFrequently Asked Questions Ask-A-Scientist
Games Cultural Connections Windows to the Universe

Are there subjects or activities that you'd like to see added to the SPARC site?

What are the characteristics of the site that interest you most, and why? (e.g., games, navigation tools, the design, educational content areas, multilevel content, graphics)


What are the characteristics of the site that interest you the least, and why? (e.g., was there a long loading time, was the site too graphically intense, etc)

Do you have any other comments?

Thank you for participating in the future of the SPARC project!

      


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