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  1. 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

  2. Designing Their Own Tools

    Designing Their Own Tools

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    by Natalie Rusk on February 15, 2010

    Although our group at the MIT Media Lab designed Scratch software to be a flexible tool for young people to create their own interactive programs, we continue to be amazed by the wide variety of projects...

  3. Vertical Pinscreen Panels

    Vertical Pinscreen Panels

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    by Patricia Guerrero knight on February 23, 2010

    I love the way the Lawrence Hall of Science broke the mold by flipping the Pinscreen panels vertically and creating a long and winding horizontal pinwall that is the average height of a 7-8 year old...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. Bringing the Outside into an Exhibition

    Bringing the Outside into an Exhibition

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    by Megan Southwood on March 05, 2010

    The National Geographic Museum set up bird feeders outside of the ground floor “Birds of North America” exhibition in 2009 so that visitors could view them from mock bird-viewing houses within the exhibit...