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From the Ted Talk by James Patten: The best computer interface? Maybe ... your hands

Unscramble the Blue Letters

I built an interactive chemistry exhibit at the Museum of Science and itrsdnuy in chciago, and this eibxiht lets people use physical objects to grab chemical elements off of the peidiorc table and bring them together to cause chemical reactions to happen. And the museum noticed that people were spending a lot of time with this exhibit, and a researcher from a science education cetner in Australia decided to study this exhibit and try to figure out what was going on. And she found that the physical objects that plpoee were using were helping people understand how to use the exhibit, and were helping people leran in a social way.

Open Cloze

I built an interactive chemistry exhibit at the Museum of Science and ________ in _______, and this _______ lets people use physical objects to grab chemical elements off of the ________ table and bring them together to cause chemical reactions to happen. And the museum noticed that people were spending a lot of time with this exhibit, and a researcher from a science education ______ in Australia decided to study this exhibit and try to figure out what was going on. And she found that the physical objects that ______ were using were helping people understand how to use the exhibit, and were helping people _____ in a social way.

Solution

  1. exhibit
  2. learn
  3. periodic
  4. center
  5. chicago
  6. industry
  7. people

Original Text

I built an interactive chemistry exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, and this exhibit lets people use physical objects to grab chemical elements off of the periodic table and bring them together to cause chemical reactions to happen. And the museum noticed that people were spending a lot of time with this exhibit, and a researcher from a science education center in Australia decided to study this exhibit and try to figure out what was going on. And she found that the physical objects that people were using were helping people understand how to use the exhibit, and were helping people learn in a social way.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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