Museums are often the best library for mustering knowledge, information and wisdom. No book can educate as much as museum enrich, deepen and saturate our heart and soul. More than a place that houses a bravura collection of rare and endangered artifacts that are of historical, scientific, cultural and artistic interest and significance, it manifests itself as a missing link of the dead past to the living present and even stretches to an extent of an unborn future.
The National Science Museum (NSM) of Thailand is nothing dissimilar.
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As a science teacher, planning for a pilgrimage to such learning institutions should be more than a necessity. Because our students idolize teacher as an immediate Google, having a rich experience of knowledge through such lasting impressions would be an additional advantage. So, I personally like to thank Dr. Namkang Sriwattanarothai, our program director for making this visit a reality and possible.
As shared to her on our casual conversation, I am on a mission to replicate few of those simulated models and adopt interesting scientific experiments. Should things come the way I have planned, my school will witness a little science museum or a virtual laboratory that can simulate abstract scientific concepts into simpler way, the much sought-after teaching strategy in this 21st century teaching-learning process.
“Real museums are places where time is transformed into space”- Orhan Pamuk