Decomposing Inquiry
May07

Decomposing Inquiry

What a great way to engage students.  This Youtube clip, Decomposition lab by Amy Park shows year four students investigating changes as their chosen piece of fruit decomposes over a 2.5 week period.  Its great to see the students so engaged, and learning so many great inquiry skills.  Even parents can participate. What lessons can museums, or history classes glean from the process here? What activity could you investigate over a...

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Mystery Boxes
May07

Mystery Boxes

Have a watch of this video – Science Museum’s Mystery Boxes Its a great experiment for students to try and figure out what is inside the mystery boxes.  A great process too for investigation and discussion – low tech – just post-it nots and worksheets. What ways could this process be applied to non science museums – how might you run this? What objects might you use? Great ending – I won’t...

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Museum-School collaboration at the Ashmolean
Nov05

Museum-School collaboration at the Ashmolean

Take One Project at the Ashmolean Museum Museum School Collaboration: this Youtube clip featuring the Take One project at the Ashmolean Museum shows the results of the collaboration between the Ashmolean museum and schools.  You don’t need to be a large museum to do this though.  The idea of the take-one project is to feature  one museum object.  Teachers were invited in to the museum to select which object was to be the...

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