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  1. Shedd Aquarium Polar Play Zone

    Shedd Aquarium Polar Play Zone

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    by Paul Orselli on May 04, 2010

    There are some nice early childhood exhibits accompanying the Shedd's penguin, otter, and dolphin environments. Lots of fun role-playing, gross motor activities, and exploratory environments (don't...

  2. 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...

  3. Evidence about labels

    Evidence about labels

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    by Wendy Pollock on September 30, 2010

    An earlier question asked whether there's any evidence about the effectiveness of different kinds of labels. Here's a link to an article by Stephen Bitgood about labels and the role of attention...

  4. Democracy, diversity & vegetables

    Democracy, diversity & vegetables

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    by Wendy Pollock on August 02, 2010

    Hull-House Museum in Chicago opened this urban farm three years ago and now sponsors a weekly farmers market just across Halsted Street from the old settlement house, founded by Jane Addams. Last week...

  5. USA Science & Engineering Festival:Oct 23-24 in DC

    USA Science & Engineering Festival:Oct 23-24 in DC

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    by Stacy Jannis on October 16, 2010

    This is the inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival, being held on the National Mall, and featuring 1,500+ interactive exhibits, demos, and stage shows. http://www.usasciencefestival.org/2010festival...

  6. Epistemology on display

    Epistemology on display

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    by Mads Kring on September 08, 2010

    Hi everybody, I'm looking for exhibitions which is concerning epistemic questions within the natural sciences. It is for my MA project in philosophy of science, and I need some cases to analyse how...

  7. Designing environments for play-based science learning

    Designing environments for play-based science learning

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    by Wendy Pollock on January 31, 2011

    The Fall 2011 issue of the journal Children, Youth, and Environments will explore multi-disciplinary perspectives on the role of play in science learning with a focus on out-of-school spaces designed...