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Getting Visitors to Ask Juicy Questions

This book outlines the development and evaluation of the Juicy Question activity. Juicy Question is an innovative activity designed to help science museum professionals enhance group inquiry at exhibits, thus deepening the learning generated among families and school groups. Juicy Question emphasizes two key skills: asking questions that lead to fruitful inquiry and articulating subsequent discoveries.

Both research report and how-to manual, this book outlines the development and evaluation of the Juicy Question activity, demonstrating how it affects behavior in museum visitors, and at the same time teaches valuable inquiry skills useful in a variety of informal education settings.

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Articles

Gutwill, J. P., & Allen, S. (2011). Deepening students’ scientific inquiry skills during a science museum field trip. Journal of the Learning Sciences

Gutwill, J. P., & Allen, S. (2010). Facilitating Family Group Inquiry at Science Museum Exhibits.Science Education, 94(4), 710-742. 

Allen, S., & Gutwill, J. P. (2009). Creating a program to deepen family inquiry at interactive science exhibitsCurator, 52(3), 289-306.

Presentations

Gutwill, J. (2009). Building Field Trip Students’ Inquiry Skills.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of Science-Technology Centers.  Ft. Worth, TX.

Gutwill, J. (2009). Coaching Field Trip Students in Inquiry.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Visitor Studies Association.  St. Louis, MO.

Gutwill, J. (2009). Drawing Visitors In: Research-based Mediation Strategies to Engage Visitors with Objects in Science, Art and Children's Museums. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Museums.  Philadelphia, PA. 

Gutwill, J. (2009). The Group Inquiry by Visitors at Exhibits (GIVE) Project at the Exploratorium. Poster presented at the National Science Foundation’s REESE PI Summit. Washington, D.C.

Allen, S. and Gutwill, J. (2008). Digging Deeper at Exhibits: Tools for Building Visitors' Experimentation Skills.  Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association of Science-Technology Centers.  Philadelphia, PA.  

Klinger, A. & Allen, S. (2008). Tools and Methods Behind a Rigorous Video Analysis Research Project. Poster presented at the meeting of the Visitor Studies Association. Houston, TX.

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