Rachel Teasdale, former interim director of the Gateway Science Museum and current professor of geological and environmental sciences at CSU Chico, knew that this fall’s exhibit, Gold Fever! Untold Stories of the California Gold Rush, was not going to have a lot of hands-on activities. Since one of the goals for exhibits at the museum is that visitors participate in an active way, she created an assignment for her students in Mineralogy and Lithology to create hands-on activities. In groups, students came up with a topic and created hands-on stations where visitors can learn about minerals, mining, and the uses of minerals in the exhibit.
Read more about these projects, including student descriptions of their goals: here.