Exporting Exploratorium Exhibits to Schools and Beyond
The Exploratorium Teacher Institute brings informal science exploration to families, teachers and museums.
This information sheet is available on-line at: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/lectures/aapt2003.html
The Exploratorium's website which includes thousands of pages of science activities is: http://www.exploratorium.edu
The Exploratorium Teacher Institute provides workshops to middle and high school science and mathematics teachers. More information can be found at http://www.exploratorium.edu/ti.
Linda Shore is the director of the Teacher Institute and co-author of the Science Explorer series of books from the Exploratorium.
A series that features science activities for families: http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/
The activities Linda presented can be found
Secret Bells: http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/secret_bells.html
Ear Guitar: http://www.exploratorium.edu/science_explorer/ear_guitar.html
Don Rathjen is the co-author of the Exploratorium Science Snackbook and its sequel Square Wheels.
The Exploratorium Science Snackbook is available on-line.
Square Wheels is available at the Exploratorium Store, some activities are on-line at:
Don will pass out copies of the activity, Soap
Film in a Can from the book Square Wheels.
This can also be found on-line at: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/summer_institute/summer_day8interference/soap_film_in_a_can.html
Paul Doherty is the co-director of the Teacher Institute and co-author of the Exploratorium Science Snackbook and its sequel Square Wheels.
Paul Doherty's website which includes hundreds of scientific explorations is at: http://www.exo.net/~pauld
The activities demonstrated by Paul can be found
Gravity Well: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/astronomy/gravitywell.html
Bohr Atom: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/energylevelmodel/bohratom.html
Particle Accelerator: http://www.exo.net/~pauld/activities/physics/particleaccelerator.html
The Teacher Institute has recently published two books providing inquiry-based informal science and mathematics explorations to new audiences:
The Mathematics Explorer by Lori Lambertson and Pat Murphy which contains middle school mathematics activities for after school programs. http://www.exploratorium.edu/math_explorer/
Mathematics and Science Across Cultures by Maurice Bazin and Modesto Tamez featuring activities drawn from many cultures. http://www.exploratoriumstore.com/matandsciena.html