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Brain Teasers

This is an extended version of an article that appeared in the January/February 2015 issue of Dimensions magazine.   We asked exhibit developers: What was the biggest challenge you faced in developing your brain exhibit or exhibition, and how did you address it? Here’s what they told us.   Our biggest challenge: realizing that it... Read More

Welcome New ASTC Members!

The following museums and organizations are now ASTC members: Bay Area Discovery Museum, Sausalito, California Framed by the Golden Gate Bridge, this museum is designed to ignite creative thinking in children. It features art studios, exhibits that re-create local sites and habitats, and 7.5 acres of outdoor exhibitions. The Center for Childhood Creativity extends the... Read More

ASTC Member Profile: The Mind Museum – Taguig, Philippines

Mission: To provide an extraordinary educational experience that inspires the public understanding of science. The Mind Museum, located in Taguig in the Philippines, opened in March 2012. A project of the non-profit Bonifacio Art Foundation, the museum aims to “inspire curiosity for the natural world, foster critical thinking and self-discovery, enhance science education with interactive... Read More

Reconstructing STEM in our Schools

IN THIS ISSUE November/December 2014 Countries worldwide recognize the need to cultivate a scientifically literate population and prepare a strong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce for the challenges and opportunities of the future. Many national and regional governments are therefore launching initiatives aimed at teaching STEM more effectively in schools. In this issue,... Read More

How Can Museums Help Teachers with the Next Generation Science Standards?

By Jim Short From Dimensions November/December 2014 Released in 2013, the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have the potential to revolutionize science education in the United States, requiring a very different way of thinking about learning and teaching science. Now is an opportune moment to prepare teachers for these new approaches to science instruction and... Read More