ERIC Number: ED389637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
When The Right Answer is a Question. Students as Explainers at the Exploratorium.
Klages, Ellen; And Others
Students who work at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, California learn about science by explaining to the visitors from all over the world how the museum's exhibits work. The students are teen-agers who also come from all over the world to be "Explainers" for the Exploratorium. They go through a training period to learn the basics of how the exhibits work and how to share their knowledge with the general public. The student "Explainers" not only learn about science, but they also learn how to be effective communicators. After completing a semester of working in the Museum, students take their experiences with them and build upon them for the rest of their lives. Many students use this valuable experience to further their science education and to pursue science related employment. The book concludes with information on how students can apply to work at the Exploratorium. (JAG)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Exhibits, Institutes (Training Programs), Museums, Resource Centers, Science and Society, Science Education, Science Programs, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Technology
The Exploratorium, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers: California (San Francisco); Exploratorium CA; Museum Educators