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  1. Paint a Bug!

    Paint a Bug!

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    by Nina Simon on March 18, 2010

    Loved this simple element in a small children's museum in Brazos Valley, Texas. An old VW bug and a whole bunch of paints. Apparently they scrape it every few months - it's been used for this purpose...

  2. Pinscreen to demo "pixels per square inch"

    Pinscreen to demo "pixels per square inch"

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    by Patricia Guerrero knight on February 23, 2010

    Located practically in the cellar of the Franklin Institute, is this clever, somewhat interactive exhibit that demonstrates to visitors the concept of "pixels per square inch." I love the idea. The...

  3. Exceptional Sand Play

    Exceptional Sand Play

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    by Patricia Guerrero knight on February 23, 2010

    The Science Lab Sand Table at Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose makes use of two key elements: interactive science play and high quality sand. My daughter (pictured, now almost 8 but then 4) was...

  4. Gear UP! for a math lesson...

    Gear UP! for a math lesson...

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    by Patricia Guerrero knight on February 25, 2010

    My favorite component of CDM's Secret's of Circles exhibition, partially designed by Peggy Monahan - currently at the Exploratorium, is the Gear UP! exhibit. The stackable gears and elegantly designed...

  5. Unexhibitable part 2

    Unexhibitable part 2

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    by Gretchen Jennings on February 03, 2010

    Maureen McConnell and I are reprising the game activity we hosted last year at AAM, where participants role play museum staff deciding whether or not to mount an exhibition. We need more examples of...

  6. object theater

    object theater

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    by Tisha Carper long on February 13, 2010

    Hey Folks, I keep hearing about a special forum/publication that ASTC did on Object Theater some years back, but I can't find evidence/write-up/article. Can someone point me to this? Best, Tisha

  7. Turning The Pages

    Turning The Pages

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    by Justine Roberts on March 24, 2010

    Touch any book you want, and make any paper document available to the public in a robust form appropriate for unfacilitated exploration. That is the promise of this fabulous technology pioneered by...