Museum Exhibits and Science Literacy

Teresa Henning and Elizabeth Desy have a great article in the Journal of Effective Teaching (Vol 8, No 2) covering the details of a service learning project with museums. If you employ service learning techniques in your classes, teach science literacy, or just like to get your students out of the classroom, the article is worth a read.


This article presents a model for increasing science literacy of P-16 students as well as community members by engaging university students in the design and development of university museum exhibits. While the design of this project was in large part motivated by time and budget constraints faced by the faculty members involved, the positive outcomes of the project with respect to student learning and community involvement suggest that this kind of project is highly valuable and worth repeating.


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