Materials MicroWorld

September 10th, 2000 - August 31st, 2005 | PROJECT

The Materials Research Society will develop "Materials MicroWorld." This will be a nationally traveling exhibition that promotes public understanding of basic scientific principles, issues, and trends in materials research. "Materials MicroWorld" will be developed in two exhibit versions, 5000-sq.ft. and 1500- sq.ft., to serve large and small science centers nationwide. Accompanying educational materials and training videos will enable each museum to tailor exhibit-related programming to suit the needs of audiences and the capabilities of staff. An electronic 'Best of Materials Science Activities ' booklet will be developed for publication on the Materials Research Society website to deepen understanding of exhibit concepts and provide parents and educators with a variety of explorations on materials science that can be safely conducted at home or in school.

Project Website(s)

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Project Products

Summative Evaluation: Strange Matter

Team Members

Elizabeth Fleischer, Principal Investigator, Material Research Society
Michael Driver, Co-Principal Investigator, Materials Research Society


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 0000586
Funding Amount: 1539254


Audience: Educators | Teachers | General Public | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers
Discipline: Chemistry | Engineering | Physics | Technology
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits