Microsoft used virtual reality to teach children about gravity

Company turned to Microsoft to virtual reality to teach children about micro-gravity, through a new project called the laboratory of microgravity (Microgravity Lab).

The new project – the developer by the Department (Microsoft Garage) for the disabled the new, interactive way to teach middle school students about the concepts of physics in microgravity.

And this experience students explore the principles of physics, such as maintaining the amount of motion and laws of Newton’s second and Third about the war, through the context of micro-gravity on the moon.

And difficult to explain the concept of microgravity and its on the ground, but it may be easier to teach through virtual reality.

Comes laboratory gravity micro as a result of cooperation between the team of Microsoft interns in the Vancouver Space Agency and the American NASA (NASA), which simulates the conditions faced by astronauts during their presence in the space, making it easier for students to understand the concepts of physics on this.

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Said Matthew Wallace Matthew Wallace, the education specialist in NASA: the concept of microgravity misunderstood mostly by students who are learning about the astronauts in the International Space Station.

He added, “providing the world the reality of the virtual to explore the phenomena of life in orbit is an excellent way to engage students and solidify their understanding of concepts related to force, mass and acceleration of gravity”.

These include the trade part of the wider cooperation between NASA and Microsoft, which features an array of lesson plans for middle school.

Includes (Microgravity Lab) interactive experiences supported by the statements of the district are broadcast directly to a workbook (Excel) and studied in detail.

It can be for teachers interested in using the laboratory of micro-gravity in the semester, request an invitation by Microsoft, there is also a line of intensive classes correspond to the trade, which is done through the four semesters of the period of 50 minutes.

Said are Pang Adrian Pang, a software engineer intern with the project: there are companies geared towards the marketing of space travel and deliver the packages, but a project like this might give students an idea of what could be life in the space station, we hope to inspire their desire to look to the future.

And experience (Microgravity Lab) science more attractive, according to these concepts for students in a manner that inspires lifelong learning and curiosity and passion about the world around them.

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