Franklin Institute - Informal Science Learning Research

Informal Science Learning Research

The Franklin Institute also undertakes informal science education research. Areas of special strength are educational technology, school partnerships, and youth leadership. In addition, the Center has built a substantial portfolio of unique online resources of the history of science, including online exhibits on Ben Franklin and the Heart, as well as resources on the Wright Aeronautical Engineering Collection.

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