Innoventions: THINK

***UPDATE***
The THINK exhibit closed on April 29, 2015. Stay tuned to find out what will replace it!

Guests often wander in and out of Innoventions, not quite sure what is actually inside. This is usually the case with the THINK exhibit, which is presented by IBM and is part of Innoventions West. But take some time to explore the exhibit, and you’ll likely become immersed in the interactive data there.

THINK1This exhibit is complex and is probably more informative and interesting for older kids and adults. We recommend starting with the 10-minute video. It gives a good overview of what the exhibit is all about: IBM technology used to discover the patterns of progress and redefine what is possible in our ever-changing, tech-infused world. It shows some fascinating advancements in food production, medicine, and transportation.

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THINK showcases five areas of progress: seeing, mapping, understanding, believing, and acting. Digital towers display these ideas and invite guests to touch, swipe, and tap their way through all kinds of media related to them. And the walls are full of history and facts on the 100 most influential IBM innovations. Kids of all ages will enjoy moving and playing in front of the Gesture Wall, which changes images based on individuals’ movements.

For those who want to take the experience with them, there is a free IBM THINK app available for iPad or Android tablets. Teachers can also find more information at TeachersTryScience.org.

 

STEM Topic: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
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