The MW5202 Science Communication class tackles the Raffles Museum’s Public Gallery

I decided to move the class away from blogs and other digital tools and instead focus on story-telling, the fundamental skill behind everything we do.

So I wangled keys to the 12-year old Raffles Museum’s Public Gallery on its very last night before its closure for good, and presented the class with a wonderful learning space.

The scenario they were presented with to save the day for a bus load of visitors looking forward to a night at a museum nearby. Unfortunately a sink hole gobbles up the museum and all were heading home feeling miserable.

Until a few urgent calls between Museum Roundtable colleagues, had us agree to save the day and offer up our Science Communication class.

Armed with nothing else than the labels on the specimens, the unfamiliar group would google to prepare an interesting series of stories stitched together meaningfully.

Each station of stories would be embedded with questions, puzzles and jokes to engage a gawking public. Well that’s the plan.

Now to see what they come up with in half an hour!

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