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.


Modeling and Simulation


Virtual Reality