Never mind the science, feel the experience

Wymer, Paul
October 1991
New Scientist;10/5/91, Vol. 132 Issue 1789, p53
Questions what role interactive science plays in achieving the Science Museum in London's core objective of promoting public understanding of science or what role it has in education in general. The Launch Pad gallery; Lack of links with everyday life; Shortcomings.


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