Development of teaching materials and teaching aids is critical to the success of scientific and educational activities. Thanks to brainstorming efforts of the Museum's researchers, staff and volunteers as well as collaboration with scholars and experts, a great deal of teaching materials and teaching aids were developed for the biennium 2003-2004. Due to space limitations, only one is presented here.
Development of Electricity-Related Teaching Aids
Based on the Museum's experience in exhibits of popular sciences, the Museum has collected some common and prevalent myths about electricity. To address perception problems and uncover truth, the Museum signed an agreement with Soochow University to collaborate with professor Jhou Jian-heng in developing a set of teaching aids for the subject of electricity.
This model of teaching aids features the following: Use a demonstration style of teaching with hands-on elements to allow students see and do the work in person. Thus the model is more effective in helping participants better understand Faraday's Law. Although the aids do not use a wire coil to show complex electromagnetic induction, the set can demonstrate important concepts of Faraday's Law.
Development of teaching materials and teaching aids (pdf file)