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Chris

For nearly 2 decades I have been fascinated by how and why people learn. The journey to those answers have taken me to all 50 states, 7 countries, and 3 continents. I have worked with people of all ages learning a huge variety of different skills. I have now come full circle and realize that the best learners on the planet are young children and that a Children’s Museum is a profound place of learning.
STEAM technology
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Chris

The Power (and Philosophy) of STEAM Learning, Part 3 – Technology

Technology is the use of any object designed by humans to make a task more manageable.  Museum Educators like to ask children what technology means to them. Inevitably, the answers we receive usually have to do with electricity. “Technology is my iPad.” or “Technology are things that have power” are typical responses. A study by

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Science Blog - Experiment
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Chris

The Power (and Philosophy) of STEAM Learning, Part 2 – Science

Science is a way of observing the world and making predictions.  When it comes to STEAM programming, science can typically be classified as a means of thinking and making predictions. According to the Boston Children’s Museum, students are “doing science” when they are “observing and experimenting, making predictions, sharing discoveries, asking questions, and wondering how

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STEAM learning superpowers
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Chris

The Power (and Philosophy) of STEAM Learning – Part 1

Greetings from Chris, your friendly Education and Program Manager at the Children’s Museum! In a series of six posts, we will explore what STEAM learning looks like at the Museum and how we try to encourage it. This is the overview of the whole idea, and each subsequent post will focus on one of the

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