ERIC Number: EJ933500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Creative Minds at "Eureka!"
Barraclough, Helen; Bracey, Becky
Primary Science Review, n87 p26-27 Mar-Apr 2005
"Eureka!" is an interactive museum for children situated in Halifax, West Yorkshire, which opened in 1992. It has over 400 hands-on exhibits in four gallery spaces: (1) "SoundSpace"; (2) "Living and working together"; (3) "Our global garden"; and (4) "Me and my body". It aims to inspire children about themselves and the world around them through discovery-based play, and is one of the lead partners in the Creative Minds Project, designed to maximise the learning potential of museums, libraries and archives by contributing to the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) agenda. The project recognises the part these institutions can play in inspiring children and providing them with a springboard to find out more. Traditionally, museums, libraries and archives (apart from science museums and discovery centres) have offered history- and art-based activities to schools and families; this project helps to exploit their wider learning potential.
Descriptors: Museums, Exhibits, Libraries, Archives, Science Education, Science Curriculum, Science Instruction, Children, STEM Education, Science Teachers
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