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Run a Store
Step 1. Questions
Have you ever wanted to run your own store? Here is your chance! For this e-Journal project you will run a souvenir store. The store could be in a zoo, a museum, a concert hall, or other institution of your choice. You may sell any kind of souvenirs you like!
Here are the rules for the store:
All souvenirs must relate in some way to the institution where they are sold. For example, souvenirs at the zoo must be about animals. Souvenirs at the science museum must relate to science.
Souvenirs must sell for $2.50, $9.00, and $15.00. In addition, customers are charged sales tax of 4%.
On Wednesdays, the store offers a before-tax discount of 15% on all souvenirs. Sales tax is still charged, however.
Begin by visiting the links in Step 2. You’ll visit a zoo, museum, and an orchestra. You may also use search engines to find other places of interest. Choose a place to set up your store, and think of souvenirs to sell. Remember to include at least one souvenir for each price.
Step 2. Research
Research answers for the questions you were asked in Step 1. Visit these Web sites. Take notes about them on this page, too!
: Can I trust all the information on a Web site? Click
to find out.
Would you like to run a store at the zoo? The Columbus Zoo is one of the largest and most popular zoos in the United States. Visit the official Web site to learn about the zoo and their mission.
Miami Science Museum
Would you like to run a store at the museum? The Miami Science Museum is a good choice! Check out the exhibits at this Web site.
Would you like to run a store for an orchestra? If yes, consider the Tucson Symphony Orchestra of Tucson, Arizona. This Web site has lots of information about the orchestra and music.
for tips on using search engines.