Sumary of Exhibiting The Most Dangerous Toys Of All Time, This Museum Show Asks Whether Modern Childhood Is Risky Enough:
- The Chemcraft Chemical Outfit provided reagents to perform 162 instructive experiments.
- And the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab trained kids to prospect for uranium with a Geiger counter, providing gear to analyze the ore.
- Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab, 1950. Courtesy of the Napa Valley Museum Yountville.
- For instance, the sense of independence provided by a bike is partly fostered by the fact that the child might crash.
- Napa Valley Museum Yountville Toys such as the Vac-U-Form and the Atomic Energy Lab unexpectedly provide a partial answer.
- What is most notable about these toys is not their capacity to prepare children for the job market – STEM education avant-la-lettre – but rather their treatment of children as people capable of curiosity and critical thinking.