From these descriptions, identify the type of collection.

1- Lucy works in a museum and her job is to build small collections of rocks and minerals for a school clientele. To identify the samples, students use tools such as a porcelain slab, a penny, a nail, a bottle of acid and a magnet. What type of collection is this?

a- an amateur collection
b- a research collection
c- a reference collection
d- an educational collection
e- an exhibit collection


2- John earns his living by buying and selling objects for collections. He is himself a collector who is famous at the national level. What kind of collection would this be?

a- an amateur collection
b- a professional collection
c- a research collection
d- a reference collection
e- an educational collection


3- Josie is the owner of a gallery. She sells and exhibits works of art. All the products exhibited are of very high quality. What kind of collection is this gallery?

a- an amateur collection
b- a research collection
c- a reference collection
d- an educational collection
e- an exhib Read More
From these descriptions, identify the type of collection.

1- Lucy works in a museum and her job is to build small collections of rocks and minerals for a school clientele. To identify the samples, students use tools such as a porcelain slab, a penny, a nail, a bottle of acid and a magnet. What type of collection is this?

a- an amateur collection
b- a research collection
c- a reference collection
d- an educational collection
e- an exhibit collection


2- John earns his living by buying and selling objects for collections. He is himself a collector who is famous at the national level. What kind of collection would this be?

a- an amateur collection
b- a professional collection
c- a research collection
d- a reference collection
e- an educational collection


3- Josie is the owner of a gallery. She sells and exhibits works of art. All the products exhibited are of very high quality. What kind of collection is this gallery?

a- an amateur collection
b- a research collection
c- a reference collection
d- an educational collection
e- an exhibit collection


4- Mark is a specialist in the study of dragonflies. He has gathered several specimens to compare and characterize different species. The most representative specimens will serve as models for the purposes of identification. What kind of collection does he have?

a- an amateur collection
b- a research collection
c- a reference collection
d- an educational collection
e- an exhibit collection


5- A scientist is carrying out a study on the decline of populations of ladybugs in Canada. He collects many specimens over a period of several years and identifies them. Some data accompanies the specimens, including the date and place of collection, the type of habitat and the name of the collector. Information gathered from these specimens will be used to verify hypotheses on probable causes of the decline in these populations. What type of collection is this?

a- an amateur collection
b- a research collection
c- a reference collection
d- an educational collection
e- an exhibit collection


Answers:

1. d
2. b
3. e
4. c
5. b

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Learning Objectives

• Define what a collection is;

• Talk about the different types of collections;

• Look for answers or solutions to scientific and technological problems.


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