In order to provide Children’s Museum of Houston’s visitors with content about the phenomena they are exploring, we created two different tabs. First, the “Big Questions” tab is a sort of “FAQ” for visitors to quickly get explanations about what is occurring at the exhibit (often posted as “What’s Going On?” or “Why Does This Happen?”) as well as concepts/definitions that are used in the explanations. The questions and the responses correlate to age-appropriate curriculum and language to help parents provide explanations they can use with different ages of kids at the exhibit. We also encourage visitors to submit their own questions which we can add to the app along with the appropriate answer. An example of a Big Question from the Launch Cage in Invention Convention is: “How does a rocket work?” The question has two versions, for two different age groups, and provides an age appropriate text answer with a video demonstration explaining how a rocket works.
The Dig Deeper! tab provides opportunities for visitors to get more information about a topic related to what they experience at an exhibit. Websites, projects, and videos are some of the different resources we provide to visitors to extend their learning experience. Dig Deeper! Is great for kids and adults who want to learn more about the science behind a component or to learn how it can connect to the real world. To see more of how we use these posts, download the free More CMH app at iTunes and Google Play.