Orr, John A.
SWITZ / Zurich Project Center
Swiss Science Center
Science education has changed substantially due to a better understanding of how the subject is learned. Specifically, giving learners hands-on activities retains their attention on the topic. As a result, interactive science centers, like the Swiss Science Center Technorama, were developed to give people an opportunity to explore science. Technorama’s vision is to create a hands-on environment that encourages visitors’ self-exploration of the exhibits. To enhance the experience, the team developed an interactive activity comprised of challenges that encouraged visitors to interact with the exhibits in more depth. To determine its effectiveness, the team assessed the visitors’ interaction with the exhibits and with one another as well as the time they spent at the exhibits
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Interactive Qualifying Project
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Electrical and Computer Engineering