Category Archives: Spotlight

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Mixed Reality Brings Science Concepts to Life

One of the reasons that science is difficult for students is because many scientific phenomena are invisible to the naked eye. To help students see science concepts in action in the real world, researchers at the Concord Consortium and the University of Virginia have developed mixed-reality technologies that augment hands-on laboratory activities with sensor-driven computer simulations.

When is a classroom not a room?

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago have designed a method for turning elementary school classrooms into imaginary places—subduction zones, planetary systems, small towns sitting atop aquifers, or ecological habitats—that become the object of collective scientific investigation.