For our visit to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC we were blessed with a warm foretaste of Spring. Alas, the focus was indoors, where we concentrated on the Halls of
During the visit, students completed a short exercise aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of the exhibits. Items for consideration included:
- The academic level at which information was pitched
- Whether information was arranged according to a clear organizing principle
- Whether methods of display, expecially interactive computer screens, enhanced or distracted from the exhibit's educational goals
- Whether other visitors to the museum seemed to be getting the information that the exhibits were trying to convey.
Although conditions for photography in the museum were poor, we did manage to take a few souvenier shots. Have a look.
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