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In hopes of keeping up with the growing impact that technology has on society today, TESLA members are working hard to develop iPad and smart-phone based scavenger hunts for the Discovery Space that visitors can use to explore the museum in more meaningful and fun ways.  The scavenger hunts will require children to go around to exhibits and take picture of different pieces of exhibits to demonstrate their understanding.  A scavenger hunt is made up of a series of missions, each stationed at a different exhibit.  Once a child successfully completes an entire scavenger hunt, he or she can check his or her answers with a front desk staff member and can receive a prize.  There are a number of scavenger hunts, based on different themes, and TESLA is enjoying engaging with this new technology approach to exhibits to expand student science learning in the museum.

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NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Conference
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