Virtual Reality App Immersing Students in Chemistry Processes
MEL Chemistry is a course of lessons in virtual reality that turns studying into an engaging process for learning about the rudiments of chemistry. Using scientific games and the immersion method, the app, which is designed for iOS and Android devices, invites students to become researchers in a scientific laboratory where they dive into solids and gases to learn about their structure on the atomic and molecular level. Students can construct any atom on their own with a special constructor and learn about electron configuration. Complex concepts become visual, and the ability to interact makes studying chemistry engaging. The app includes multiple lessons that follow the basic school curriculum. Simple tasks and tests help students absorb knowledge. Cost: Free
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