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 give it away, but did the students go home satisfied?


Author: Janis Hanley

Janis Hanley creates education programs for museums. She has a strong interest in digital engagement. Her programs have received several Queensland National Trust awards. Janis is the Queensland representative of the Museums Australia Education committee, and founder/coordinator of MAEdQ - a Queensland Network for Museum Educators . Janis is currently researching the value of digital story telling in community museums.

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