Science in the Classroom
As things progressed with the model the need for something to hold it came into play. This is where casework comes in. The casework you see in museums is many times built to house specific objects and artifacts. Our casework for the model is no different, and we wanted to make it as accessible as possible.
Joseph Bartin, physics and astronomy teacher at Kirkwood High School, says he became a teacher 15 years ago because he wanted to do work that made a difference. “I remain a teacher because I am inspired by the work, wonder and curiosity of the students with whom I spend my time.”
The model of the Zeiss and the StarBay have been progressing and it has been very exciting to see the details emerge from raw materials. The model will actually be produced through casting. This update will take you through creating a lot of the positive that will create the mold in which the final product, our "Mini Zeiss" tactile, will be produced.
I decided I'd like to chronicle my journey of making planetarium shows in the James S. McDonnell Planetarium accessible for our visitors who are blind or have low vision. I've already done so much work but there's also so much more to be done. This is the recap of the beginning of the journey.
Young children are natural scientists – they are constantly exploring, touching, observing and learning. On March 8, early childhood learning experts from preschools, children’s museums, higher education, and science centers will share their strategies for engaging small children in simple science exploration.
We asked the YES teens why they thought STEM knowledge was important for everyone -- professional scientists and average citizens -- and this is the list of reasons they came up with.