Faculty Advisor

Albrecht, Dirk

Faculty Advisor

Orr, John A.

Center

SWITZ / Zurich Project Center

Abstract

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

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

October 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biomedical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

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