K12 Immersive Technology

K–12 Teachers Use Augmented and Virtual Reality Platforms to Teach Biology

Immersive technology allows students to explore the world firsthand on a molecular level.

Eli Zimmerman


t universities and medical schools, students are already using AR and VR

Originally, AR and VR lesson plans revolved around the virtual field trip.with the HTC Vive, for example, can take a detailed, 3D-rendered journey. 

In May 2018, Google announced a partnership with Labster, a virtual lab simulator, to develop immersive high school and college biology and anatomy courses.

by Intel last year, Middle Township High School in New Jersey embraced the idea of using Oculus Rift headsets to examine virtual frogs. In California, a new bill introduced in the state legislature would swap out real animals in schools for virtual replacements to teach biology more humanely.



1 Comment on K12 Immersive Technology

  1. Julia
    April 8, 2019 at 11:22 pm (1 year ago)

    I would love to be able to teach coding using VR. Imagine the ability to take a program of code and follow it through the process as the computer reads and enacts the code. Interesting and I would love to be able to afford the necessary hardware to implement this type of learning.


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