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Book Title: Exploralab: 150+ Ways to Investigate the Amazing Science All Around You|
The author of the book: The Exploratorium
Edition: EMEX Ltd
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Date of issue: November 28th 2013
ISBN 13: 9780992625436
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For more than thirty years, kids have loved visiting the Exploratorium, and for good reason: Its hands-on science explorations are incredibly fun—and educational to boot. Now all the intrigue and action is captured in Welcome to the Wonderlab, a book that reinvents the museum’s exhibits and activities to teach readers about the scientific wonder all around them. This is the sequel to the museum's first book - Explorabook - which sold over 1 million copies lifetime.Welcome to the Wonderlab opens the way every day does: With the instant we open our eyes. It then offers scientific activities that explore the forces at work around us at this moment—the science behind the sunlight that hits our eyelids, for instance, or the sound of the alarm clock that rouses us from slumber. Readers then embark on a journey through a typical day in the life of most kids, encountering and engaging many scientific principles along the way.
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Read information about the authorThe Exploratorium is a museum in San Francisco whose stated mission is to change the way the world learns. It has been described by the New York Times as the most important science museum to have opened since the mid-20th century, an achievement attributed to "the nature of its exhibits, its wide-ranging influence and its sophisticated teacher training program." Characterized as "a mad scientist's penny arcade, a scientific funhouse, and an experimental laboratory all rolled into one," the participatory nature of its exhibits and its self-identification as a center for informal learning has led to it being cited as the prototype for participatory museums around the world.
The Exploratorium was founded by physicist and educator Frank Oppenheimer and opened in 1969 at the Palace of Fine Arts, its home until January 2, 2013. On April 17, 2013, the Exploratorium reopened at Piers 15 and 17 on San Francisco's Embarcadero. The historic interior and exterior of Pier 15 was renovated extensively prior to the move, and is divided into several galleries mainly separated by content, including the physics of seeing and listening (Light and Sound), Human Behavior, Living Systems, Tinkering (including electricity and magnetism), the Outdoor Gallery, and the Bay Observatory Gallery, which focuses on local environment, weather, and landscape.
Since the museum's founding, over 1,000 participatory exhibits have been created, approximately 600 of which are on the floor at any given time. The exhibit-building workshop space is contained within the museum and is open to view. In addition to the public exhibition space, the Exploratorium has been engaged in the professional development of teachers, science education reform, and the promotion of museums as informal education centers since its founding. Since Oppenheimer's death in 1985, the Exploratorium has expanded into other domains, including its 50,000-page website and two iPad apps on sound and color, and has inspired an international network of participatory museums working to engage the public with general science education. The new Exploratorium building is also working to showcase environmental sustainability efforts as part of its goal to become the largest net-zero museum in the country.
The Exploratorium offers visitors a variety of ways—including exhibits, webcasts, websites and events—to explore and understand the world around them. In 2011, the Exploratorium received the National Science Board 2011 Public Service Science Award for its contributions to public understanding of science and engineering.