New Way to Learn Math and Science — in Augmented Reality

AR can potentially empower students to learn more about the real world via virtual but highly interactive AR models

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Source:

https://apple.co/2QfHovs, www.red-nova-engine.ca

Author:

Apple, Charles Ai

Updated 2018-10-09

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With Augmented Reality (AR), the lessons from the classroom come to life in ways that were never possible before. Abstract concepts transform into virtual objects that can be altered, examined, and manipulated. Explore these outstanding education AR apps that add new depths to math and science.


Froggipedia

Payment model: buyout; Platform: iOS

Ever wonder what it would be like to learn biology with the help of x-ray vision? Froggipedia lets you examine a life-size frog's skeleton, nervous system, and major organs. Using a virtual scalpel, you can walk through a simulated dissection of the amphibian, complete with pressure sensitivity to make sure your virtual cuts aren't too deep.

Froggipedia


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WWF Free Rivers

Payment Model: Free; Platform: iOS

This app, from the World Wildlife Fund, beautifully illustrates the difference that building dams with sustainability in mind can have on the environment and local communities. Interact with a detailed landscape of hills, rivers, and a local farming ecosystem. Don't miss the chance to move in and out of the clouds of a dynamic rainstorm.

WWF Free Rivers


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GeoGebra AR

Payment Model: Free; Platform: iOS

GeoGebra AR turns 3D graphs of mathematical equations into virtual objects you can walk around and through. See the effects of altering variables of a trigonometric function, or how points on an icosahedron (a three-dimensional solid with 20 sides) line up with a soccer ball's pentagon pattern. GeoGebra AR guides you through these AR models, asking you to zoom in and take screenshots of specific areas so you can familiarize yourself with the underlying concepts.

GeoGebra AR


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JigSpace

Payment Model: Free; Platform: iOS

Do you have a child who constantly asks, "How does that work?" JigSpace answers the question a dozen ways. The app has AR models of common objects, including alarm clocks, toasters, batteries and more, that you can take apart, piece by piece, with step-by-step breakdowns of the role each plays in the whole. And when you're done exploring the everyday, move on to more exotic items, like a NASA lunar lander. 

JigSpace


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