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Informal Learning Proposal

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Informal Learning Proposal for The El Dorado County Historical Museum Placerville, CA:

Informal Learning Proposal f or The El Dorado County Historical Museum Placerville, CA Presented by Pat Hudak Graduate student, San Diego State University EdTec671 Summer 2012

Scales:

Scales A Featured E xhibit at the El Dorado C ounty H istorical M useum

Bird’s eye view of El Dorado County Historical museum inside and outside (not to scale):

Bird’s eye view of El Dorado County Historical museum inside and outside (not to scale) Inside Museum Farm and gold mining equipment Shay Locomotive Blacksmith shop Antique Machinery Rail Cars Stamp mill and Misc Gold mining equipment Front Entrance Cemetery Teepee Arboretum native plants Caboose and train wheels Antique Farm equipment Wagons Front Entrance

Bird’s eye view of El Dorado County Historical museum inside (not to scale):

Bird’s eye view of El Dorado County Historical museum inside (not to scale) Entrance RESEARCH AREA Apothecary exhibit Front Counter Sign in General Store indigenous peoples’ exhibit Model train used for logging exhibit Gold digging exhibit Sample bedroom (late 1800s) Scales Exhibit Early School exhibit Info on local Bridges Pony Express & Wells Fargo antiques Studebaker Conestoga and Misc vintage wagons Vintage Household items Misc information on Local museums

Opportunity:

Opportunit y Great display of antique scales Docents are good at directing people to the exhibit However, Nothing at museum entrance which features the exhibit No flyers or trifolds about it Nothing on Historical museum website

Objectives:

Objectives Make the current exhibit more interactive & informational I ncrease visitors’ knowledge of scales and measurement through Interactive activities Hands on demonstrations Matching exercises Instructional Videos Additional information via QR codes at Museum website

Objectives(continued):

Objectives(continued) I ncrease visitors’ int erest in el dorado County Historical Museum through Tri-folds and flyers about the scales exhibit distributed to other local museums and library branches SCALES A new exhibit at the El dorado county historical Museum July 1 to Dec 31 SCALES A new exhibit at the El dorado county historical Museum July 1 to Dec 31 SCALES A new exhibit at the El dorado county historical Museum July 1 to Dec 31

objectives:

objectives Advertising exhibit downtown SCALES A new exhibit at the El Dorado C ounty Historical Museum July 1 to Dec 31

PowerPoint Presentation:

SCALES EXHIBIT EL DORADO COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM JULY 1 TO DEC 31 OPEN: WED TO SATURDAY 10 AM TO 4 PM

PowerPoint Presentation:

SCALES A f eatured exhibit inside the museum July 1 to Dec 31 Additional signage at museum entrance

PowerPoint Presentation:

Scales Exhibit Through the generous donation of a local resident, the El Dorado County Historical Museum is delighted to bring you this unique and fascinating exhibit on antique scales . orem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetue adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod uam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud ex corper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat . Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in tate velit esse molestie consequat , vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto zril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi . Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis eleifend option doming id quod mazim placerat facer possim assum . Typi non habent claritatem insitam ; est usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem . Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere e lius quod ii legunt saepius . Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat. Ut wisi enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exerci tation ullamcorper suscipit lobortis nisl ut aliqui ex ea commodo consequat . Duis autem vel eum iriure dolor in hendrerit in vulputate velit esse molestie consequa vel illum dolore eu feugiat nulla facilisis at vero eros et accumsan et iusto odio dignissim qui blandit praese luptatum zzril delenit augue duis dolore te feugait nulla facilisi . Nam liber tempor cum soluta nobis eleifend option congue nihil imperdiet doming id quod mazim placerat facer possim assum . Typi non habent claritatem insitam ; e usus legentis in iis qui facit eorum claritatem . Investigationes demonstraverunt lectores legere me lius quod ii legunt saepius . Claritas est etiam processus dynamicus , qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium lectorum . Mirum est notare quam littera gothica , quam nunc putamus parum claram,ritas est etiam processus dynamicus , qui sequitur mutationem consuetudium lectorum . Mirum est notare quam littera gothica , quam nunc putamus parum claram , anteposuerit litterarum formas humanitatis per seacula quarta decima et quinta decima . Eodem modo typi , qui nunc nobis videntur parum clari , fiant sollemnes in futurum . Special call out on the historical museum website

Audience:

A udience T arget audience: children, youth and adults. Children should be at least 7 F ocus on grades 2 nd to 8 th O lder youth and adults can benefit from it as well

Bird’s eye view of expanded scales exhibit with three interactive stations:

Bird’s eye view of expanded scales exhibit with three interactive stations Entrance RESEARCH AREA Apothecary exhibit Front Counter Sign in General Store indigenous peoples’ exhibit Model train used for logging exhibit Gold digging exhibit Sample bedroom (late 1800s) Scales Exhibit Early School exhibit Info on local Bridges Pony Express & Wells Fargo antiques Studebaker Conestoga and Misc vintage wagons Vintage Household items Misc information on Local museums Station 1 Station 2 Station 3 Scales exhibit expanded; early school exhibit moved

Station One:

Station One a stained oak ADA compliant wooden stand that holds a scales matching activity sheet and pencils

PowerPoint Presentation:

“Scales” Activity Sheet Look at the “Scales” exhibit. Listen to the docent talk about the antique scales. Then do the exercise below. After you finish, return it to the front desk (where you signed in), check your answers and get a free museum pass for the next time you visit. You then can enter a contest to win a really cool Balance Scale . Directions : Match the name of the scale on the left with the correct picture of the scale on the right. Write the letter of the correct picture on the space next to the name of the scale. Chinese scale _____ a. b. Gold Measuring scale _____ Produce scale _____ c. d. Electronic precision scale _____ 5. Candy scale _____ 6. Body weight scale _____ e. f. 7. Hay/Freight scale _____ g. Which of the scales above are spring scales? __________ Which of the scales above are balance scales? __________

Station One:

Station One Additional stand with a QR Code for more info Links will exist on Museum website Scan the QR code To get more cool information about scales! SCALES EXHIBIT How a medical office scale is made http://science.discovery.com/videos/how-its-made-medical-scales.html How bathroom scales work http://science.discovery.com/videos/deconstructed-how-bathroom-scales-work.html How to make a balance scale www.youtube.com/watch?v=12760IJwMuU Mass vs. Weight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v= FEvMAnw1bjw Additional activities

Station Two:

Station Two ADA compliant touch screen monitor housed in an ADA compliant oak wooden stand Three videos for viewing the history of scales …. http://blog.withings.com/en/2011/09/30/a-short-history-of-the-weighing-scale / the different types of (antique) scales http://www.isasc.org/Tutorial/Scale-Types.html and how scales work http://science.discovery.com/videos/deconstructed-how-bathroom-scales-work.htm l

Station Three:

Station Three A docent discusses the antique scales at exhibit Spring vs. balance scales Facilitates measuring mass and weighing objects

Station three:

Station three handouts on how to create your own balance scale --website URL www.youtube.com/watch?v=12760IJwMuU There will also be a display model of the final product. For school field trips, can demonstrate how to make your own balance scale.

Justification:

Justification San Diego Natural History Museum survey Walk through scenes– 3.9 # 1 rank Hands on demonstrations- 3.7 #2 rank Talk with interpreter and short videos 3.3 #4 rank

Evaluation:

E valuation The docent will distribute a survey about the exhibit and museum overall Returned surveys receive a free pass to historical museum Online survey available too Used to track # of visitors and evaluate exhibit and experience

Outcomes:

O utcomes Increase museum attendance by 10% Increase teacher’s use of Museum by 30 % Increase returning visitors attendance by 5% Increase use of scales activity worksheet 40 % survey responses Increase hits to website by 20 %

What’s Next?:

What’s Next? Meet with director of the El Dorado County H istorical M useum Gain approval of proposal, specifically Scales exhibit display enhancements Website modifications Additional signage Total costs Project Timeline

Thanks so much!:

Thanks so much!

Image Credits:

Image Credits Survey image: https://encryptedtbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRSTbBclVPv9UgrOJiHxchozbHOfwQoAZg8ZUJBvNr2jmXKfPeS Results image: http://www.genesissolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/4.3-Results-307x195.jPG Wooden pedestal: http://www.ww-pedestals.com/images/P8192534-300x400.JPG Scale for outside museum sign: www.etsy.com Touch screen kiosk: http://heliotronics.com/images/products/touch_screen_kiosk.JPG Docent: http://s.radar.oreilly.com/assets_c/2009/02/Docent%20and%20book-umb-486x364.JPG Balance scale final product: www.youtube.com/watch?v=12760IJwMuU El Dorado County Museum website image http://www.co.el-dorado.ca.us/Museum/

Content Credits:

Content Credits How to make a balance scale www.youtube.com/watch?v=12760IJwMuU History of balance scales http://blog.withings.com/en/2011/09/30/a-short-history-of-the-weighing-scale / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Weighing_scale El Dorado County Museum http://www.co.el-dorado.ca.us/Museum/ U nderstanding the difference between mass and weight http://sciencefriday.com/blogs/04/08/2011/science-dad-on-weight-mass-and-density.html Various types of scales http://www.isasc.org/Tutorial/Scale-Types.html San Diego natural History Museum survey results t aken from http://edweb.sdus /courses/edtec671/key1/inf_lrng_05/pfall.htm Purposes of various scales http://www.isasc.org/Tutorial/Scale-Purposes.html

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