Reactive realities: VR in the chemistry classroom
“VR gives a superior sense of what is happening in the molecular world – you can zoom in and out, and move around in an intuitive way. It makes it much easier to see molecular structures and key parts of a reaction, which is not done as well via other modes,”
Each learning activity led a pair of students through a series of tasks. They built a molecule, then followed the journey of the enzyme reaction.
Students found the ‘tactile’ experience of VR engaging and they were able to quickly build and move molecules to see how they interacted. Watching the students walk around, bend over and peer around virtual objects was a highlight for the team.
more on VR in this IMS blog
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Syllabus Dr. Kannan Sivaprakasam
The Periodic Table of Elements, in Pictures and Words
more on the periodic table in this iMS blog
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TED-Ed launched a clickable periodic table with videos on every element. This work is a fruit of a partnership between TED-Ed and Brady Haran, the creator of the popular YouTube channel Numberphile. The purpose behind this period table is to provide students with both a refresher and a study aid to help them better understand the different chemical elements and their properties.