Bringing a Special Sandbox Inside the Classroom

Children play with the UC Davis AR Sandbox
Children play with UC Davis' Augmented Reality Sandbox at the 2016 USA Science and Engineering Festival. Credit: Heather Segale/UC Davis

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis provided one of its Augmented Reality, or AR, Sandboxes to sixth graders at Howard University Middle School of Mathematics and Science in Washington D.C. on April 28. Students will use 3-D visualization technology to build mountains, dredge and dam rivers, and make it rain with their hands.  As they “play,” they will be learning about earth and watershed sciences in a truly hands-on way. Read more at UC Davis News.