App Description: Bobo Explores Light is a charming, kid-friendly app that teaches kids of all ages about light and color. The app, created by Game Collage, is essentially an interactive kid-friendly factbook about the science of light. Bobo Explores Light presents a series of nested mini-chapters covering everything from the basics of color and photosynthesis to the history of the light bulb. Text blocks are snappy and succinct, with plenty of toylike interactions embedded in them to keep restless little minds engaged.
How We Use It: We use the Color chapter in Bobo Explores Light at our Colored Shadows exhibit. The interactive nature of the app helps floor facilitators explain the science behind color mixing. Visitors are able to control the colored lights on the screen and make new colors. We’ve observed seamless transition between content in the app and interaction visitors have with their shadows on the wall. We’ve found that the use of this app extends the interaction between staff and visitors, and provides a satisfying experience.