Posts Tagged With - Explainers

Meet The Explainers

By Aiona Bones on June 30, 2011

The Exploratorium’s High School Explainers have been working on documenting their experiences at the Exploratorium in a series of excellent short videos published online. Here’s a sampling of the first few. To see more check back with the Exploratorium’s Youtube channel throughout the summer.

Learning from Research

By Aiona Bones on June 15, 2011

While most science museum educators value the importance of scientific research in untangling and illuminating the world around us, it remains the case that research on informal learning itself is not widely read by the people in a position to put the research to use. I suspect one of the reasons for this is simply […]


By Aiona Bones on August 2, 2010

Earlier this summer Anne Richardson and I headed around the world to Qanater, Egypt, to work with floor staff at a new hands on museum. During our two day training they experimented with optics, played with bubbles, and used inquiry to explore hands on exhibits. I was delighted with their enthusiasm and excited for the […]

Explainer Videos

By Aiona Bones on February 24, 2010

For the past couple of months I have been working on a video project with the Exploratorium Explainers. The goal is to catalog some of the unusual ways we use exhibits and some of the fascinating connections we help visitors make while they are there. Soon we will be posting them on exhibit pages so […]