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Looking Inside

Student using the Looking Inside

Welcome to Looking Inside! These simulations and workbooks will give students the chance to build and dissect their own living cells, control the stages of mitosis, specialize their cells before becoming tissues, or build the solar system and create eclipses. Each simulation has checkpoints at which work can be reviewed, and the paired workbook can be used to record observations, answer questions, and storel simulation states for turning in or later use.

Get ready to engage with collaborative, 3D, interactive models! We hope this Mixed Reality* experience will increase students’ engagement and excitement for STEM learning, bring out their naturally inquisitive natures, and improve their outcomes with these subjects.

All of the simulations are designed to be used by groups of 2-3 students, but can be completed individually with more time. The workbook is adaptive to your goals and needs. The questions and observations on each unit can be edited, and units can be skipped or rearranged if needed. To edit workbook content, visit [URL tbd], and download the editable document.

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Looking Inside is a 5G-enabled mixed-reality learning experience for small groups of students. The goal is to enhance science learning, especially for students in underserved communities, by giving teachers exciting and motivating inquiry-based learning experiences that apply validated design principles of effective learning. For the purpose of this demo, we chose the middle school science topics of cell biology and astronomy, but the app can support other topics and learners of other ages. The pedagogy for this app combines elements of constructivism, collaborative learning, and experiential learning. Combining physical manipulatives (cards) and low-cost augmented reality headsets, this project is the first to allow multiple learners to view and interact with a cooperative holographic simulation through the use of 5G.

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Funder Info

PIs: Ken Perlin, Jan L. Plass

Funder: Verizon Foundation