Collaborative Virtual Model Building for Learning in Astronomy

This project developed, deployed, and evaluated a virtual reality-based modeling kit that enables students to collaboratively build, co-habitat, and present virtual models of the solar system within a web-based inquiry framework. This system enables students to explore fundamental questions of planetary motion to independently or collaboratively construct models of the solar system, share and co-habit these virtual models with other local and remote students, mentors or teachers through the web, and present these models to large audiences.

Capability

Modeling and Simulation

Technology

Simulation
Virtual Reality