Waco Gem and Mineral Club, Waco, Tx

6.3 Observing and Evaluating Displays


6.3: Observing and Evaluating Displays

To satisfy the requirements for this activity, have kids write a brief written evaluation of three or four cases they‘ve seen at a rock show or displays they‘ve viewed at a museum or in a jewelry store window or elsewhere. As a start for gathering information for their report, they might use the worksheet contained with Activity 6.2.

In their report, they should illustrate a basic awareness of the techniques for effective displays and they should provide recommendations for ways in which the displays they viewed might be improved, whether through more effective lighting, better labels, a different arrangement of specimens, or a simple dusting of the display case. (You‘d be surprised how many cobwebs you can find in some museum displays!)