Team-based virtual reality problem solving to develop 3D spatial orientation and language skills in chemistry

20 Minute Research Presentation

Presenter(s):

Kayli Johnson – UBC Vancouver
Aubrey Neil Leveridge – UBC Vancouver
Brian Wilson – UBC Vancouver

Abstract:

Success in chemistry requires students to be able to imagine and manipulate 3D structures. Language-learners have an additional challenge of describing these chemical phenomena in English. We developed a virtual reality team problem solving activity to help students develop 3D spatial orientation and language skills in chemistry.