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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 08-026

National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society

Hands On Science Center Records, 1984-2004

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society
Title: Hands On Science Center Records
Dates: 1984-2004
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 08-026
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of materials which document the creation and activities of the Hands On Science Center (HOSC) located in the National Museum of American History. HOSC was created as a part of the exhibition, "Science and American Life" which opened on April 27, 1994. The HOSC is a 1,500 square-foot interactive education center meant to serve as a venue for children age 5 and up to explore scientific and social issues through performing experiments. These records primarily document the early history of the HOSC including its mission statement, original activities, and proposal as well as photographs from preview testing of activities and of staff. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; a mission statement; floor plans, fund proposals; brochures; color negatives, photographs, slides, and transparencies; and black-and-white negatives, photographs, slides, and transparencies.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of materials which document the creation and activities of the Hands On Science Center (HOSC) located in the National Museum of American History. HOSC was created as a part of the exhibition, Science and American Life which opened on April 27, 1994. The HOSC is a 1,500 square-foot interactive education center meant to serve as a venue for children age 5 and up to explore scientific and social issues through performing experiments. These records primarily document the early history of the HOSC including its mission statement, original activities, and proposal as well as photographs from preview testing of activities and of staff. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; a mission statement; floor plans, fund proposals; brochures; color negatives, photographs, slides, and transparencies; and black-and-white negatives, photographs, slides, and transparencies.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-026, National Museum of American History. Division of Information Technology and Society, Hands On Science Center Records

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Container List

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American Chemical Society, 1988

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Hands On Science Center (HOSC) - Mission statement, original activities, and proposals, 1992

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HOSC - Floor plans, 1994

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Intellectual Property files, 2002

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HOSC - Notes, 2004

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HOSC brochure

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Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month at the Hands On Science Center

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Latino Initiatives Pool - Fund proposal, 2003-2004

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Microscope activity

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"What is in the garbage bin?," activity, 1994

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Discovering Science and Technology Through American History - Unit 8: Synthetic Fibers, 1991

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Polymers, the Stuff of Life - Science in American Life Curriculum Project; 1993

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Monster Molecules: The Making and Shaping of Polymers - Science in American Life Curriculum Project, 1993

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Inventions cart - Jefferson's Polygraph (Tony Saba), 2001-2002

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Water Wonderworks: Hydro-Investigator Casebook, 1996

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Raveling, Rutting, Pushing, and Shoving: Guide to Decoding Your Road

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"Whatever Happened to Polio?" - Make your own "bottled lung" at home

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"The 'Blob Test' and Beyond" hands-on activity to do at home

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"The Case of the American Settlers' Sinking Dirt" activity

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Kids & Chemistry: Hands-on Activities and Demonstrations (American Chemical Society)

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National Chemistry Week, 1997

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Science related "holidays"

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Early HOSC photographs, 1991-1992

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HOSC staff photographs, 1995-1998

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Europe trip photographs - Science Museum of London

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Europe trip photographs - Palais de la Decouverte

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Water treatment plant photographs, 2001

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Innovative Lives photographs, 1998

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FDA consumer photograph and transparency

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Mounted photographs - "Draw Science," 1991

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Mounted photographs - "It's Elementary," 1991

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Mounted photographs - "How Acidic is Acid Rain?," 1991

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Mounted photographs - "It's Your Universe," 1991

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Mounted photograph - Hands on Science Exhibition preview area, 1991

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HOSC slides, 1984-1986, 1989-1992, 1998

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Garbage Dilemma slides, 1993

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Miscellaneous slides, 1990 and undated

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Early HOSC negatives, 1991-1992

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Water Wonderworks photographs, contact sheets, and negatives, 1996

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Information Age negatives

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Science Museum of Minnesota negatives

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Miscellaneous negatives

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Color transparencies - Pages of research notebook (Yves Poirier, MSU)

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