Exploration of the Solar System Through Augmented Reality
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has createdSpacecraft 3D, an augmented reality (AR) app for iOS that lets students learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft used to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe. Using a printed AR Target and the camera on their mobile device, students can get up close with these robotic explorers, see how they move, and learn about the engineering feats used to expand our knowledge and understanding of space. Spacecraft 3D will be updated over time to include more spacecraft that act as our robotic eyes on Earth, our solar system, and beyond. Cost: Free
Plus: The NASA 3DVapp for iOS replicates the Spacecraft 3D application but deals with NASA’s flagship program—a deep-space exploration project that will take a human being to asteroids, Mars, and beyond. To use the app, students need to download and print a marker (Target), which represents the NASA logo. Then they simply choose which 3D concepts they’d like to see—Space Launch System rocket, Orion spacecraft, ground infrastructure at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, or even the mission launch—and point their mobile device on the Target to see real technology masterpieces right in front of them. Cost: Free
In 2015 The British Museum gave the world access to the Rosetta Stone, along with 4,700 other artifacts in the museum—but that access was only in 2D. Now the museum has published a 3D model of the Rosetta Stone and more than 200 other essential items in the museum’s collections.
ReTrak by Emerge Technologies has created Utopia 360º, a 4D augmented and virtual reality STEM-based education series that consists of three bundles of immersive, multidimensional content: Space Exploration, Animal Zoo, and Dinosaur Experience. Each 4D+ Augmented and Virtual Reality Bundle comes with a Utopia 360° VR headset, augmented reality flashcards, and a designated app full of immersive features.
Metaverse – AR Browser by GoMeta makes it easy for anyone to create computer vision, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality experiences without needing to write complex code. Using Metaverse Studio, teachers can create engaging games and interactive quizzes to digitally enhance their curriculum.