Titanic Science

March 15th, 2000 - February 28th, 2002 | PROJECT

The Maryland Science Center requests $1,586,279 to develop "Titanic Science." The Maryland Science Center will develop an 8,000-square foot interactive traveling exhibition focusing on recent scientific and forensic investigations surrounding the Titanic tragedy of 1912. A planning grant from NSF enabled key personnel to participate in the five-week 1998 scientific expedition to the Titanic wreck site and interact with professional scientists. This expedition will target the general public and provide educational services for students in grades 6-9. The exhibition will travel to 15 host sites and be seen by over 2.5 million visitors. To help parents and educators make the most of this exhibition, a Titanic Explorers Kit and teachers guides will be developed.

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Team Members

Stephanie Ratcliffe, Principal Investigator, Maryland Science Center
Gregory Andorfer, Co-Principal Investigator, Maryland Science Center


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: ISE/AISL
Award Number: 9909406
Funding Amount: 1586279


Audience: Educators | Teachers | General Public | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Engineering | General STEM | History | policy | law | Nature of science
Resource Type: Project Descriptions
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits