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Although both museums and schools are learning environments, their strategies for reaching learners are
very different. It is these differences that can be valuable for schools trying to implement science
standards and improve their overall level of science instruction. Based on research about how students learn best, the
new national science standards emphasize the need for teachers to provide
students with more hands-on, real world experiences related to
science topics and to act as a facilitator of student learning rather than
a dispenser of knowledge. By working together, museums and schools have found numerous ways to benefit from each other's
expertise in teaching and learning.
Museums: They're Not Just for Field Trips Anymore.
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