Group Inquiry at Science Museum Exhibits: Getting Visitors to Ask Juicy Questions

Date: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Resource Type:
Reference Materials | Book
Environment Type: 
Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Exhibitions, Museum and Science Center Exhibits
Audience: 
Families | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Evaluators
Discipline: 
Education and learning science | General STEM
Organization:
Exploratorium, Allen and Associates
Description: 

This book offers museum learning researchers and practitioners--educators, explainers, and exhibit developers--a new approach for fostering group inquiry at interactive science exhibits. The Juicy Question game, developed at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, engages group members in a simple process of inquiry that helps them work together interrogate exhibit phenomena more deeply. and widens their both families and student field trip groups. The approach is easy to implement and yields clear results. The results are summarized in a set of practice principles that can be used by other museums and science centers to foster effective free-choice learning.

Funder(s): 
NSF
Funding Program: 
REESE
Citation
ISBN:
978-0943451633

Team Members

Josh GutwillAuthor
Sue AllenAuthor

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