Author Archives: Ruth Sherman

MicroMuseum – Session 16 – Extreme Micro-biology

In this session the we formed three groups, each researched a topic and made a poster to display the information… The topics were: The Hygiene Hypothesis (Could allergies lessen if we ate dirt and touched more cows?) The Human Microbiome and … Continue reading

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MicroMuseum – Sessions 14 and 15 – Starting a Museum-ome

Here are our last few actors playing their parts! The Environmental Specialist (P.H. Meter): Captain Polyp, a citizen concerned about coral bleaching:

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MicroMuseum – Sessions 12 and 13 – 3, 2, 1, Action!

Script written, we moved on to… Lights, Camera, Action! The actors practiced lines, each with their own coach, while another group designed cards and emblems for the scientists.

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MicroMuseum Sessions 10 and 11 – Scriptwriting!

We got down to script writing after playing our version of “Rock, Paper, Scissors,” a game we call “Microbes, Microbes Everywhere!” in which bacteria eats protist, protist eats virus, and virus eats bacteria. Each, of course, has it’s own movement … Continue reading

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MicroMuseum, Session 8 – Microscopes, Malaria and Movie (oh my)

This was an action packed session!! Right away we rushed to see Mysteries of the Unseen World, the latest AMNH Imax movie in our new 3D theater. These mysteries included things that are too small to see like… MICROBES! It was a fortuitous … Continue reading

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MicroMuseum, Session 9 – The Big Reveal!

In this session the big decision was made!! The two sites for the prototype will be… Water Buffalo (and Methanogen) and Coral (and Zooxanthellae)

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MicroMuseum, Session 7 – Storyboarding AR Ideas

In an attempt to pick the two exhibits (out of five still under consideration) for the prototype of MicroRangers, we used transparencies over photos of the actual exhibits to develop potential storyboards of the augmented reality “microgames” players will have … Continue reading

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