Elements4D – Exploring Chemistry with Augmented Reality

joaquinbarroso:

A bit outside the scope of this blog (maybe), but just too cool to overlook. Augmented reality in chemistry education.

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This is a guest post from Samantha Morra of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com. 

Augmented Reality (AR) blurs the line between the physical and digital world. Using cues or triggers, apps and websites can “augment” the physical experience with digital content such as audio, video and simulations. There are many benefits to using AR in education such as giving students opportunities to interact with items in ways that spark inquiry, experimentation, and creativity. There are a quite a few apps and sites working on AR and its application in education.

Elements4D, an AR app from Daqri, allows students explore chemical elements in a fun way while learning about real-life chemistry. To get started, download Elements4D and print the cubes.

There are 6 physical paper cubes printed with different symbols from the periodic table. It takes a while to cut out and put together the cubes, but it…

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Theoretical chemist in his early thirties, in love with life and deeply in love with his woman. I love science, baseball, literature, movies (perhaps even in that order). I'm passionate about food and lately wines have become a major hobby. In a nutshell I'm filled with regrets but also with hope, and that is called "living".

Posted on February 3, 2014, in Chemistry, Models, Science, Software and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. A week ago I got my 3D printed molecule!
    I used instructions found in Henry Razepa’s blog (http://www.ch.imperial.ac.uk/rzepa/blog/?p=11022) and sent my Tryptamine to shapeways. It worked GREATE!

    Link to the model:

    https://www.shapeways.com/model/1623207/gpyout.html?li=my-models&materialId=26

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