Fighting climate change becomes interactive with the freeCleanopolis VRapp for iOS and Android by Groupe EDF. Students learn about CO2 and battle along with Captain Clean in the fight against climate change. Assisted by their faithful companion, Tobby, students and Captain Clean explore a 3D city and discover its four districts. The app features eight minigames in which students must reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases in each district. Quizzes let students evaluate their ecological footprint and learn how to improve it. And a movietheater plays an educational film starring Igloo the penguin, who explains climate change. For an immersive experience and a wow effect, students can use 3D glasses (cardboards). Cost: Free
Teachers can show their students that science, exploration, and conservation are alive outside of their textbooks by joining virtual field trips with National Geographic Explorers. Several times a month, students can participate in Explorer Classroom and connect with National Geographic explorers in Google Hangout events.
Sponsored by Project Paradigm and the American Red Cross, the Paradigm Challenge is intended to inspire youth to use STEM skills, as well as kindness, creativity, and collaboration, to make a difference. The challenge is to generate new ideas to reduce waste in homes, schools, communities, and around the world.
Students can take their nature knowledge up a notch with Seek, a freeiOSphoto-identification app from iNaturalist that encourages outdoor exploration and learning by harnessing image recognition technology to help users identify plants and animals from their photos.