Photographs ➔ Stereoview, The Yoological Highway in Lincoln Park
A stereoview of the Yoological Highway in Lincoln Park in Chicago.
Stereoviews like this one were an extremely popular form of entertainment in the late-nineteenth century. They allowed their viewers, mostly middle-class people, to experience the wider world from the comfort of their own parlor. Most stereoviews were mass produced, and therefore the images they contain are not unique or even rare. However, their historical and cultural significance comes from their ubiquity and their role in Victorian society whereby cultured individuals could enjoy images of faraway places, artistic masterpieces, or simply comedic scenes.
STEAM: Making Sense of your Senses (November 16 2021) In this program, students will test the limits of their senses! Discover how your brain connects you to the world around you. We know that your brain talks to your body telling you when to move, how to breathe, and when to sleep, but do you know when your body might talk to your brain? The brain is a difficult subject to study, often because many of its systems are not easy to observe. Helpful exceptions to this are the senses. In this class, students will explore the workings of their minds through activities built around the senses.
Students will conduct investigations and gather data to explore how our senses receive signals from the world around us.
Students will be able to explain the structures and processes the brain uses to interpret the information it gathers from the senses
NGSS Performance Expectations: LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
NGSS Science & Engineering Practices: Asking Questions and Defining Problems; Developing and Using Models; Planning and Carrying out Investigations; Analyzing and Interpreting Data