Dimensions, September/October 2001—Where's the Science in Science Centers

IN THIS ISSUE September/October 2001 How to put science in the hands of the people, when the scientific enterprise now operates on a scale both microscopic and vast? That’s a central question for science centers, one that gets harder to answer as museum leaders feel increasingly constrained by a complex, competitive environment. In this issue,... Read More

Dimensions, July/August 2001—Volunteer Power!

IN THIS ISSUE July/August 2001 As countries around the world observe the U.N.-sponsored “International Year of Volunteers 2001,” science centers and museums have good reason to celebrate. In this issue, we hear from volunteer program directors, museum staff, and volunteer themselves about the many ways that volunteering adds value to the museum experience. CONTENTS •... Read More

Dimensions, March/April 2001—From Counting to Chaos: Mathematics in Science Centers

IN THIS ISSUE March/April 2001 CONTENTS • Hands-On Mathematics: Taking the Next Step, by Andrea Anderson and Carolyn Sutterfield • Mathematics to Go: A Traveling Exhibition Sampler • Bringing Math to Life: Four Science Center Projects, by Kathleen Krafft, Charlie Trautmann, Christine Valiant, Anne Herndon, Tom Krakauer and Dean Briere • Go Figure! Evaluating a Math... Read More