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Learn Math and Science With AR

Education apps that add another dimension.

With augmented reality (AR), science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) come to life in entirely new ways, transforming abstract concepts into virtual objects you can examine up close and manipulate. These outstanding education AR apps add new depth to the learning process.

Reach Across the Stars

Meet female icons in the fields of astrophysics, chemistry, and more in Reach Across the Stars, an AR-powered science app from the Smithsonian Institution. Watch video interviews, listen to audio recordings, and explore 360-degree virtual reality experiences, including a behind-the-scenes look at the Mars 2020 rover with NASA engineer Christina Hernandez and a tour of the Crab Nebula pulsar with astrophysicist Jocelyn Bell Burnell.

    Reach Across the Stars

    A Universe of Explorers

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Froggipedia

This immersive biology lesson walks you through the 17-week transformation of a frog from single-celled egg to wriggling tadpole to fully formed amphibian. Animated, photorealistic renderings of each developmental stage provide an up-close and interactive 360-degree view. Switch to AR mode to see a virtual frog and explore a radiograph of its seven body systems—and perform a virtual dissection.

    Froggipedia

    Explore the amphibian in AR

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WWF Free Rivers

This app from the World Wildlife Fund beautifully illustrates the difference that building dams with sustainability in mind can have on the environment and local communities. Interact with a detailed landscape of hills, rivers, and a local farming ecosystem. Don’t miss the chance to move in and out of the clouds of a dynamic rainstorm.

    WWF Free Rivers

    Experience the power of rivers

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GeoGebra

GeoGebra turns 3D graphs of mathematical equations into virtual objects you can walk around and through. See the effects of altering variables of a trigonometric function or learn how points on an icosahedron (a three-dimensional solid with 20 sides) line up with a soccer ball’s pentagon pattern. GeoGebra guides you through these AR models, asking you to zoom in and take screenshots of specific areas so you can familiarize yourself with the underlying concepts.

    GeoGebra Augmented Reality

    3D Math in the Real World!

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JigSpace

Know a child who constantly asks, “How does that work?” JigSpace answers the question a dozen times. The app has AR models of common objects—alarm clocks, toasters, batteries—that you can take apart, piece by piece, with step-by-step breakdowns of the role each plays in the whole. And when you’re done exploring the everyday, move on to more exotic items like a lightsaber or a NASA lunar lander.

    JigSpace

    3D presentations made easy

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