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BSMI holds measurement exhibition in Hualien's elementary schools BSMI, MOEA October 7, 2016
Organization: Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection, M.O.E.A., R.O.C.        Publish Date: 2016-12-15 16:55
The Bureau of Standards, Metrology & Inspection (BSMI) places a high value on measurement science education and has been cooperating with the National Science and Technology Museum since 2001 to enrich the collection of measurement artifacts and research and to organize exhibitions.

To help build a strong education foundation for children, the BSMI and the museum organized a mobile science laboratory exhibition this year. The exhibition, which features three exploration boxes, will take place at Hualien's Jhong Siao Primary School, Shin Cheng Elementary School and Wu Jiang Elementary School from September to December. The exhibition is expected to benefit schools located in the surrounding areas. All are welcome to attend.

The three exploration boxes include a precise model of the prototype meter replica and many other measurement instruments, said the BSMI. The prototype meter replica plays an important role in Taiwan's adoption of the international system of units and is full of historic significance. Students can learn about the history of measurements while doing the measurement themselves. Also, students can develop a hands-on understanding of the importance of the accuracy of measurement by inspecting and calibrating a fuel dispenser.

Exhibition dates are as follows: Jhong Siao Primary School September 26 to October 23, 2016, Shin Cheng Elementary School October 31 to November 20, 2016 and Wu Jiang Elementary School November 28 to December 18, 2016. Before the opening of each exhibition, a teacher's seminar and a student training program will be held so that students will be able to explain the exhibition to visitors. This is a good opportunity for the students to learn about the exploration boxes and develop presentation skills.

For further information, please call the BSMI at 02-23963360 ext. 716 for Ms. Huang or the National Science and Technology Museum at 07-3800089 ext. 5201 for Ms. Ou.
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