In  Unidentified Museum Objects I , we asked for help identifying some mysterious whatchamacallits in the collection of our very own NIST museum ... and you enthusiastically responded. The  Twitterverse  helped us close the case on item 0266, and NIST staff sent in a number of leads on some of the other gizmos.

Tobias Huber, JQI postdoc:  “Looks like the heart of a liquid flow cryostat, perhaps an early prototype. The whole device would need to sit in vacuum for thermal insulation. The brass (copper?) disk could be a heat exchanger, where liquid helium is pumped through the piping...”

Adam Creuziger , materials research engineer, NIST Center for Automotive Lightweighting:  “Looks similar to many induction coils for heating .”

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In  Unidentified Museum Objects I , we asked for help identifying some mysterious whatchamacallits in the collection of our very own NIST museum ... and you enthusiastically responded. The  Twitterverse  helped us close the case on item 0266, and NIST staff sent in a number of leads on some of the other gizmos.

Tobias Huber, JQI postdoc:  “Looks like the heart of a liquid flow cryostat, perhaps an early prototype. The whole device would need to sit in vacuum for thermal insulation. The brass (copper?) disk could be a heat exchanger, where liquid helium is pumped through the piping...”

Adam Creuziger , materials research engineer, NIST Center for Automotive Lightweighting:  “Looks similar to many induction coils for heating .”

In  Unidentified Museum Objects I , we asked for help identifying some mysterious whatchamacallits in the collection of our very own NIST museum ... and you enthusiastically responded. The  Twitterverse  helped us close the case on item 0266, and NIST staff sent in a number of leads on some of the other gizmos.

Tobias Huber, JQI postdoc:  “Looks like the heart of a liquid flow cryostat, perhaps an early prototype. The whole device would need to sit in vacuum for thermal insulation. The brass (copper?) disk could be a heat exchanger, where liquid helium is pumped through the piping...”

Adam Creuziger , materials research engineer, NIST Center for Automotive Lightweighting:  “Looks similar to many induction coils for heating .”

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Our curriculum is built on the museum model, a model that fosters exploration and discovery, giving students a strong sense of autonomy, interdependence, motivation and a joy for learning. The museum school model is based on the idea that children learn best through personal exploration and hands-on experience. The school partners with museums and other learning institutions to provide real-life experiences with classroom topics. Interactive learning expeditions to partner sites offer students a chance to ask questions, make observations, reflect on experiences and draw their own conclusions.

Learning is student-centered, project-based and interdisciplinary. The curriculum is organized into nine-week thematic units, creating an integrated approach to learning as lessons and ideas from one classroom subject are reinforced in other subjects and on learning expeditions. Students examine the lesson themes from all angles and create museum-style exhibits to demonstrate what they have learned. Four times a year, they share these projects and their knowledge with parents and other community members at Exhibit Night .

In-class instruction at The Museum School is focused on each student’s individual learning style, readiness and prior understandings and experiences. Teachers are trained to evaluate each child’s skills and needs and then tailor curriculum accordingly. This teaching model allows all students to move beyond basic proficiency and toward academic excellence.

Standards in the Museum Care of Archaeological Collections.


Standards for community museums in Ontario - mtc.gov.on.ca

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