This website used to showcase virtual education exhibition and also promoted Education Exposition. It was commenced in 2001 through 2009 after which the domain was dropped.
The site had great content (and still does) covering on the importance of education exposition and exhibition center to help students gain more knowledge and gather scientific data to help in validating what was taught in the standardized education.
Seattle Science and Technology
I was a junior at Mt. Orion Middle School in Anchorage, Alaska. I say I was because until not long ago my family was stationed at Elmendorf AFB, in Anchorage. Only a few weeks ago, we found out that my father was being transferred to Keesler AFB in Biloxi, Mississippi. I never cared for these change of station trips because I know that it normally sinks in at that time that I will soon be needing to make new friends, adjust to new surroundings and, in general, get to know my new home. This trip is different, however.
We left Anchorage aboard a ferry that dropped us off at a pier in Canada. We then drove to Seattle to being our trip to Mississippi. When we arrived in Seattle my father was looking at a tourist magazine and quickly found an advertisement for the Pacific Science Center downtown near the Space Needle. We were all anxious to walk around, so we decided to visit, and am I glad I did.
Just as is the case with many Centers such as this, the Pacific Science Center has a permanent collection of exhibits, then it has a schedule of rotating exhibits that change frequently. Among the exhibits that I enjoyed most was Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Health and Wellness, which is a 7,000 square-foot exhibit of all sorts of health-related activities. There are also inventions, gadgets, activities and experiences that present health as a lifelong process of a balancing weight loss diet, exercise, proper rest and hygiene.
Whether you’re concerned about your health or not, you will want to pay particular attention to one exhibit that is an interactive aging game, which allows you to input your lifestyle habits and you get to see your future self as a result. If that exhibit doesn’t make you want to take better care of yourself, nothing will.
Another interesting display about the human body is called Body Works, which gives you the information and the tools to find out all kinds of facts and figures about the human body. Want to know what your reaction time is? There’s an exhibit there that will help you find out.
Want to know how much energy it takes to go for a bicycle ride? There are two calorie bikes there that will tell you. There’s even a Nutrition Cafe that shows several games you can play to find out how healthy your snacks are. It was fun, but don’t do anything here unless you want bad news.
There is also another display called the Tropical Butterfly House, which is an enclosed artificial environment that keeps control of temperatures, humidity, and lighting and allows butterflies to live in their ideal setting.
My family and I could have watched those butterflies for hours. Each one of these exotic butterflies sun themselves, fly, and feed among tropical flowers. You can even see brand-new butterflies emerge in the chrysalis viewing window. New butterflies are released into the exhibit every morning.
Of all the exhibits at the Center, the most interesting to me was the Puget Sound Tidal Pools, which not only showed the life and science of Washington’s large and ecologically diverse estuary, Puget Sound, but also gave visitors the chance to touch the specimens in the tank. When was the last time you did that in a classroom? Even science class has never been that much fun.
There’s literally a whole new world to discover at the Pacific Science Center. Not only is this exhibition a lot of fun, but there isn’t a textbook anywhere in sight. Despite this, I never learned so much about so many different things in one day in my life.
Don’t get me wrong. I like school, but when it comes to hands-on experiences, this exhibition beat school hands-down. It’s amazing what you can learn when you’re not in school. In fact, there were so many different types of experiments and displays in the Center that you could actually take part in that I made mental notes of everything I did and learned, then went back to our hotel where I wrote letters to some of my teachers to let them know what I had done.
I am anxious to get to our new station to find out how many of my classmates wrote back to me about these experiences.