By: Danny Nicholson
“Augmented Reality is the term used by apps which overlay content on top of real world objects. Imagine viewing a textbook page through your iPad and the pictures come to life with sound and animations.This can have some great educational uses. From bringing spacecraft or animals into the classroom, to bringing worksheets to life with interactive 3D models.The tech is still in its infancy. At the moment you still need to view things through some kind of device – a tablet, phone or webcam. Can you imagine what this would be like when viewed through something like Google Glass? But that’s something for the future.There’s many different apps out there, but here are a few of my favourites that could be used to teach Science.
Elements 4D is an AR chemistry app for iOS and Android devices which provides a fun way to look at various different chemical reactions.The app uses blocks that are inscribed with the symbols of 36 elements from the periodic table.