Room after room of enormous TV's with animation sports or games or lessons to learn. Delighted children rush for a seat in front of interactive displays as soon as a person moves out of the seat. Build a house picking material and see how it does in a hurricane based on your choices. A football field full of players where you are running the plays.
Watching children running machines that could operate by sewing OR painting a picture from a remote viewing area to simulate operating. Electronic imaging of the brain with wireless technology can be tried on models or demonstrated. Everywhere you looked in the exhibits for the Florida Hospital for Children, there were hands on displays with many children and adults trying them out.
EA Sports had lots of possibilities for exploration. IPADS with golf, where a finger tap hit the ball on a miniature golf course. Watching screens with your favorite teams where a double scan confirmed it was an animation and not the real thing. Want a picture with a football helmet, yes there were helmets and balls to promote your image with a photographer and a take away picture.
Hydraulic systems for simulate animation where animators can work from the models. Push a play button and the Cars character came to life. A screen showing the path of a roller coaster where engineers can redesign or improve on the ride.
Ninjaneer Studios where three D is done with light and color with an action film explaining the design evolving into space and planets and stars. Very sophisticated presentation by ninjaeerstudios.com
Competitions are available for those who have the knowhow and desire to enter.
Using your eye to pick the station or game by eyetechDS.com was fascinating. Watch as the child picks a choice and eventually ends it by looking toward the bottom of the screen - to bring up the controls.
Lots of Wii's both the old and the new Wii along with XBOX's everywhere for the excitement of all who attended. Finishing off the day with the Film Tron in the Digital Adventure Theater with 3D glasses. A fantastic day.
Games are a great way to teach!