Intersections: Museums, Science, Art, and Architecture

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Friday, November 29th, 2019
Program Description

In this program, the intersections between science, culture, museums and architecture are explored. Students will learn about the historical context in which scientific knowledge of earthquakes was formulated. By engaging in different ways that earthquakes are recorded, in objects, artworks and oral traditions, students are encouraged to think about the significance of cultural and artistic interpretations of earthquakes. Students will have the chance to investigate some seismic and engineering concepts through small-scale hands-on demonstrations. A visit to see MOA conservators in action, will give students insights into the efforts and responsibilities of conserving culturally significant objects. Students will be asked to consider intersecting ways of knowing by drawing on cultural stories, scientific understandings and museum practices while also thinking about earthquake preparedness.

Big Ideas
  • Human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards.
  • The physical environment influences the nature of political, social, and economic change.
  • Trip Details
    For Grades: 
    9, 10, 11, 12
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    90 minutes unless otherwise stated.
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    Additional Notes

    This program is available by request only.