Integrating Augmented Reality Technology into Subject Teaching: The Implementation of an Elementary Science Curriculum
Augmented Reality (AR) technology has changed abstract science to be presented to the students with concrete image by interoperable way which has provided with new possibilities to reduce students’ cognitive load. The nature and composition of materials is an important concept to study Chemistry. However, to the middle school students, it is a great challenge for them to understand both micro and macroscopic world of the whole Chemistry. This study has designed a periodical table based on AR to develop a course of Chemistry changes with interoperation. The study has implemented an experiment targeting on learners to study and research students’ learning effects by applying AR technology and how it affects them in learning Chemistry. The result indicates that AR technology can be integrated with teacher’s teaching, which has made the students’ learning attitudes become positive. By way of interoperation to learn, students’ grades have been obviously more improved than those before the experiment. Through the process of the study, the researcher realizes the importance that students study knowledge in science with interactive technology and it has significant help in promoting students’ learning achievements as well as their learning motivation.
KeywordsAugmented reality Scientific education Learning effectiveness Chemical changes
This work was supported in part by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Republic of China under contract 102-2511-S-468-005-MY2.
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