Invention Convention

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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! These unique experiences area fun way to explore the Museum and find videos and hands-on activities you can do at home that relate to each exhibit.

Unleash imagination inside this workshop filled with gadgets and gizmos that kids design and build. Invention Convention is designed to walk you through the process of engineering an invention:

  1. Identify a problem.
  2. Dream up a solution.
  3. Design and build.
  4. Test, modify, and repeat!

Design, build, code, and experiment—you may be the next great inventor!

Ready to learn more about inventing? Check out Invention Convention.

for Educators

The 3D Virtual Field Trips provide a different avenue to explore topics that normally would be fulfilled by a field experience at Children’s Museum Houston. 3D Virtual 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.

Invention Convention exercises kids’ problem solving and creativity as they engineer their way through design challenges like building airplanes and cars. The exhibit also provides opportunities for kids to learn about coding and computer programming. Through creative problem solving, students develop and utilize their knowledge and skills in science, math, and social studies. Content includes properties of matter, force, motion, energy, electricity, geometry, measurement, and science and society.

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!

Consejos y trucos



Navegación

¡Hay muchas formas de explorar!

  • Mantenga pulsado el botón derecho y mueva el ratón para girar o utilice las teclas de flecha izquierda y derecha.
  • Haga clic en una dirección o en los Puntos de Recorrido (los círculos) para moverse o utilice las teclas de flecha arriba y abajo.
  • Utilice el Carrete de los Puntos Destacados para seleccionar algunas de las zonas a explorar.
  • Pulse el botón de reproducción para hacer un recorrido por la galería.
  • ¡Utilice la vista de plano para seleccionar un área para ir a ver!

Puntos de información

Al pasar el ratón por encima, hacer clic a los puntos de color en la galería le enseñará videos, datos divertidos, enlaces a actividades y mucho más.

  • Morado - Introducciones a diferentes áreas
  • Azul - Aprender sobre cómo funcionan las diferentes exposiciones
  • Verde oscuro - ¡Actividades prácticas para realizar en casa!
  • Verde claro - Datos divertidos y trivialidades

 

¿Puedo ir a cualquier parte?

Hay algunos límites en cuanto a la distancia que puede recorrer, ¡pero puede llegar a la mayoría de los lugares y acercarse para ver más de cerca!

 

¿PUEDOCONTROLAR LAS EXPOSICIONES EN LA EXCURSIÓN VIRTUAL EN 3D?

No se trata de una representación interactiva del Museo, sino de una captura real de los espacios de las galerías del Museo. ¡Hay muchos videos que ver, datos que encontrar y actividades que puede descargar y disfrutar en casa!

¿Qué pasa si no veo mi exhibición o actividad favorita?

Estamos actualizando constantemente nuestras excursiones virtuales en 3D y añadiendo otras nuevas, así que consúltelas con regularidad. Si tiene alguna sugerencia, póngase en contacto con nosotros y háganoslo saber.


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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¿Necesitas ayuda?

¡Sabemos que el mundo virtual puede ser un poco confuso al principio! Si tiene problemas con su recorrido, tiene comentarios o tiene un tema en particular que le gustaría ver cubierto, háganoslo saber.

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