Interschool natural scientific laboratory - exploratorium

Educational process arranged at specially designed interactive area is a modern innovative pedagogical technology. It involves students in research activities and stimulates their progress in learning. Such educational labs are frequently created at scientific museums or exploratoriums. The educational system of Russia follows innovative trend for modifying school practices. The basic idea is to provide educational institutions (school clusters) with an access to common research labs equipped with different types of cognitive models supporting various students’ activities. The article describes the project team’s approach and gives examples of technical and methodical solutions for regular studies.

Keywords: exploratorium, science education, research, design, expertise, interactivity, community access centers