July 30, 2008

Burke Boxes "Rock"!

Posted by: Julia Swan

Two weeks ago I posted about the exciting launch of Burke Kids. This week, Burke staff celebrated the launch of another great web project: the new interactive Burke Box, “Rocks and Minerals of Washington State.” The Burke Museum has been offering traveling study collections to classrooms around Washington State for many years, but this is the first time we’ve been able to offer lesson plans, background information, and interactive teaching tools on the Web. The enhanced accessibility of the Burke Boxes makes it much easier for teachers across the state to bring a piece of the Burke Museum into the classroom.
“Rocks and Minerals of Washington State” is the first of many interactive, online Burke Boxes to come, so keep checking our website for more updates. In the meantime, you might learn something (like I did) by touring the “Rocks and Minerals Interactive.” I’m very impressed!