Get Connected was a suite of exhibits within the Bristol-based science centre: Explore at-Bristol.
We used multi-media equipment, including Opinion Banks, Java Café, and Around the World, to get visitors to the attraction thinking.
The Opinion Banks enabled audiences to express and explore their views about contemporary science in the context of society. The themes focused on important scientific issues such as Cloning, New Genetics and Robots.
The work has now been extended to the development of a virtual opinion bank, which can be downloaded into schools and run on existing classroom networks.
A pilot version of the software was produced and tested in schools in Bristol. In all, a total of 324 children from years 7 – 11 in four different schools took part in the trials.