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Inquiry Based Exhibits Project

Inquiry Based Exhibits:

For this chemistry project students created interactive exhibits that demonstrated a phenomenon. Students grouped up with 2 other partners and brainstormed what phenomenon they wanted to study. The exhibits  went through multiple drafts to reach perfection. After every draft, students met with employees from the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center to go over what needed to be improved. After an exhibition at the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center, selected exhibits remained on the floor for the public to view.

Science behind our exhibit:

To see this poster in a large format scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the document.



Final Build:



Prototype:


Proof of Concept:


Scale Drawings:





Inquiry
 Skills Used:


Questioning:
  1. Questioning why the yellow color filter would not work
  2. Figuring out how to get all of the color filters to make white
Hypothesizing:
  1. Guessing that our Lego boat idea would not work
Predicting:
  1. Predicting what our exhibit would look like
  2. Predicting what we would accomplish every week
Exploring:
  1. How buoyancy works
  2. How wavelengths work
Observing:
  1. That my team members are hard workers
  2. How light works
Analyzing:
  1. If the design worked for the museum
Communication:
  1. Sharing ideas with our group members
Project Challenges:

  • Figuring out  a proof of concept to explore: We had a hard idea on what we wanted to explore but after a little internet research we decided that we wanted to do a project about light
  • Making sure everyone has something to do everyday: We would break down what had to be done and assigned something to do for everyone
  • Getting the yellow color filter to work: We ended up placing multiple yellow filters into the slot in order to make the yellow filter stronger
  • Getting all of the pieces of the laser cut box to fit in correctly: The laser cut box was challenging to but together. We took our time and make sure that every piece was in the right place.
  • Understanding how our exhibit works on the molecular level: This concept was hard for me to understand. I decided to spend a few hours researching the topic. After that research time I started to understand the topic.
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anaslund@hightechhigh.org,
Mar 18, 2013, 6:55 PM