Labster is bringing immersive technology into the STEM classroom with its interactive advanced lab simulations based on mathematical algorithms that support open-endedinvestigations. The investigations are combined with gamification elements, such as an immersive 3D universe, storytelling, and a scoring system, which stimulate students’ natural curiosity and highlight the connection between science and the real world. With a gamified experience, students can play the role of a CSI-type forensics analyst who solves a crime. The simulations provide access to high-cost next generation sequencing (NGS) machines and electron microscopes that many institutions are unable to afford. Labster’s biology VR labs using Google Daydream viewers will be available in fall 2018.
With the new Mission to Marsapp for iOS, users can drive a rover, walk the Martian surface, and play robot geologist, all in augmented reality. The Mission to Mars appoffers seven experiences, starting with an overview of Martian geography.
Developed by Boston Children’s Museum, the League of Extraordinary Bloggers is part of The Freeman Foundation Asian Culture Exhibit Series, administered by the Association of Children’s Museums. In the game, a criminal mastermind known as the FOX has been stealing important cultural landmarks and objects all across China, Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam. Working together, students will learn about Asia and assemble clues from each country to track down this criminal mastermind.