Students at Maris Stella High School in Singapore are using Apple technology to create movies that help reinforce their science and geography lessons, according to a
Computer Times of Asia article.
This means that the pupils now carry out an experiment only once and reinforce what they’ve done by viewing multimedia clips of the experiment on a computer. This new way of learning was developed by a group of 14-year-old Secondary 2 students who photographed their chemistry experiments using digital cameras, according to Computer Times. Then using Apple’s QuickTime VR (virtual reality) software, they stitched together the images to produce multimedia clips to replicate each experiment.
“The VR clips of our science experiments have proved to be a good learning tool,” Wesley Ng, a student involved in the project, told Computer Times. “Students perform the experiments in their laboratories only once and to revise the process, they use the VR clips.”
The students have also made QuickTime VR clips of the mangrove swamps at Sungei Buloh. Student Christopher Chua pointed out that their “clip offers a 3-D rendering of Sungei Buloh as well.”
“Now students can control the time changes online and, within seconds, see for themselves what state the napthalene will be in after a lapse of say, 20 or 30 minutes,” Paul Leong, head of the IT department at Maris Stella, told Computer Times. “Such experiments take extremely long to replicate in real life.”