Title: Science centre on a screen

Authors: Bronwyn Bevan, Noel Wanner

Addresses: Exploratorium Center for Teaching and Learning, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA. Exploratorium Center for Media and Communication, 3601 Lyon Street, San Francisco, CA 94123, USA

Abstract: The educational strategies of the Exploratorium, a hands-on science centre in San Francisco, in promoting the public understanding of science are discussed. Use of the Web and other technologies in ways that embed the Exploratorium|s traditional educational philosophy - promoting science learning through personal and first-hand interactions with inquiries into natural phenomena - are also explored.

Keywords: science centres; public understanding of science; web-based science education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.2003.003111

International Journal of Technology Management, 2003 Vol.25 No.5, pp.427-440

Published online: 11 Jul 2003 *

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