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Excerpt from Projects in Science and Nature Study
The third American Institute Children's Fair, arranged by School Nature League, was sponsored by and held at the American Museum of Natural History, December 4 - 10, 1930. The American Institute has held county fairs in New York City since 1828, but only during the past three years has a fair been entirely the expression of the science interests of bovs and girls. This has been a new departure in fair holding and the experiment has been watched with great interest to determine its value from the educational standpoint. The object of the exhibit is to focus attention on the sciences and to foster a scientific interest in agriculture, gardening, nature study and conservation.
We are living in a civilization characterized by its scientific achieve ments, and are surrounded by devices and equipment that are the result of years of research. It might be possible for many of us to live in the midst of the marvels of nature and of man and, closing our minds to why and how, to press a button or turn a switch and find the miracles of modern civilization appear and disappear. But how meager an existence this would be! We thereby put ourselves back on the primitive plane where superstition rules and interpretation and true understanding have found no foothold. Education recognizes the importance of this com prehension of the world about us and strives so to teach that in the future the average man and woman will have an acquaintance with the history and results of scientific research and some feeling for the handling of scientific tools.
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isbn: 0259984167, 978-0259984160,
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