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29 Jul 2016, 13:15 UTC
Virtual Reality
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Matthew Allen, our Virtual Reality expert and resource creator!
Virtual reality is the future!
Whether you’re exploring the Great Barrier Reef, flying through the Solar System or creating your own Universe, virtual reality offers endless possibilities in science education.
Imagine taking a class of children to the surface of Mars, allowing them follow the path taken by the Mars rovers or to climb up Olympus Mons. Or, how about going on a tour of CERN, the giant particle collider in Switzerland, without worrying accidentally walking in to a deadly beam of particles!
Virtual reality allows you to do all of this and much more, without having to leave your school or house. Virtual reality consists of a headset containing a screen, which when worn on your head, shows you a virtual world. As you move your head around, you look around the virtual world, with any objects appearing as real 3D objects in front of you!
At science made simple, we’re developing new apps and programs, that can be used in virtual reality to explore the world of physics, astronomy and science. Apps that will allow you to see where in the sky the latest stars have exploded as supernova, ...

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