Group Inquiry at Science Museum Exhibits: Getting Visitors to Ask Juicy Questions

June 30th, 2010 | RESEARCH

This book offers museum learning researchers and practitioners--educators, explainers, and exhibit developers--a new approach for fostering group inquiry at interactive science exhibits. The Juicy Question game, developed at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, engages group members in a simple process of inquiry that helps them work together interrogate exhibit phenomena more deeply. and widens their both families and student field trip groups. The approach is easy to implement and yields clear results. The results are summarized in a set of practice principles that can be used by other museums and science centers to foster effective free-choice learning.


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Team Members

Josh Gutwill, Author, Exploratorium
Sue Allen, Author, Allen and Associates


Identifier Type: isbn
Identifier: 978-0943451633


Funding Source: NSF
Funding Program: REESE
Award Number: 0411826

Related URLs
Facilitating Group Scientific Inquiry Using Science Museum Exhibits


Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Evaluators | Families | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Book | Reference Materials
Environment Type: Exhibitions | Museum and Science Center Exhibits | Museum and Science Center Programs | Public Programs