Using Museums to Popularise Science and Technology

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Museums of all sorts and science centres offer excellent opportunities in popularising science and technology to achieve scientific and technological literacy. Science and technology educators and teachers will particularly find this book useful in determining how they could use those facilities effectively in making teaching science and technology enjoyable and contextual. The museum curators and science centres on the other hand will be able to use the book to assist teachers in their efforts to bring relevance and fun in the learning of these subjects.



The Learning Experience in The Nature Exchange

Science North is a world-class science centre located in Northern Ontario, Canada. One of Science North's most popular exhibit spaces is the trading area called The Nature Exchange. This is a unique learning environment that relies on the personal “trading” of found natural items and information about them, to motivate interest and understanding about the natural world.


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