How Does It Work?

Getting Started

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Educators

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About your 3D Virtual Field Trip

Do you miss hanging out at the Museum? We miss you, too! So we’ve come up with the next best thing – 3D Virtual Field Trips! Welcome to How Does It Work?, a chance to geek out with us as we explore the world scientifically. We’ve incorporated videos and hands-on activities from our educators to help bring the Museum experience home to you. Want to know more about electricity? Maybe explore magnets? Or perhaps you want to know how to lift yourself into the air or launch a rocket with only air? Come on in and check out tons of different projects, demonstrations, and experiments to help make you a science whiz!

We are building more 3D Virtual Field Trips and constantly updating the existing ones. Come back regularly to see what’s new!

for Educators

The 3D Virtual Field Trips provide a different avenue to explore a topics that normally would be fulfilled by a field experience at Children’s Museum Houston. Field Trips allow you and your students an immersive experience in a Museum gallery with videos produced and curated by the Museum’s educators that help explain topics and provide fun, hands-on activities that can be done in the classroom or at home for distance learners.

Our How Does It Work? 3D Virtual Field Trip’s videos and activities provide excellent hands-on interactions and explorations of TEKS-related content such as forces and motion, properties and transfer of energy, and Earth and space science.

Contact us for advice on creative ways to introduce a particular concept in your classroom or help in creating extension opportunities that give your students access to science beyond the classroom.

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Tips & Tricks



Navigation

There are lots of ways to get around!

  • Right click hold and move mouse to rotate or use left and right arrow keys.
  • Click in a direction or on Tour Points (the circles)to move or use up and down arrow keys.
  • Use the Highlights Reel to select some of the areas to explore.
  • Press the play button to take a tour of the gallery.
  • Use the Floor Plan view to select an area to go see!

Info Dots

Mousing over, clicking, and tapping on the colored dots around the gallery will open videos, fun facts, links to activities, and more!

  • Purple – Introductions to different areas
  • Blue – Learn about how the different exhibits work
  • Dark Green – Hands-on activities to try at home!
  • Light Green – Fun facts and trivia

 

Can I go anywhere?

There are some limits to how far you can go, but you can get to most places and zoom in to look closer!

 

Can I control the exhibits in the 3D Virtual Field Trip?

This is not an interactive representation of the Museum, but an actual capture of the Museum’s gallery spaces. There are many videos to watch, facts to find, and activities you can download and enjoy at home!

What if I don’t see my favorite exhibit or activity?

We are constantly updating our 3D Virtual Field Trips and adding new ones, so check back regularly. If you have a suggestion, please contact us and let us know!

Need Help?

We know that the virtual world can be a little confusing at first! If you are having trouble with your tour, have feedback or have a particular topic you’d like to see covered, please let us know.

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