Kendall Hunt Partners with Virtual Reality Science Curriculum Company VictoryVR
June 15, 2017
By: Kendall Hunt
Education continues to evolve and now students can learn about a topic or place that puts them within the content they are learning about – literally. Kendall Hunt Publishing Company’s PreK-12 division has partnered with a virtual reality science curriculum company that allows students to do just that!
Through VictoryVR students can take virtual field trips to places such as Redwoods Forest, California; Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico; Kitty Hawk, North Carolina and take an interactive tour of a human cell through virtual reality science curriculum.
The addition of this virtual reality science curriculum strengthens Kendall Hunt’s existing textbook and digital offerings. NGSS-aligned, the virtual reality modules can be used as a supplement to any science curriculum.
“This partnership and investment allows Kendall Hunt to enhance our curricula offerings with virtual reality in a way that will transform education. Partnerships like this give us runway into the future and are at the core of the foundation for which Kendall Hunt was built upon,” said Chad Chandlee, President and Chief Operating Officer of Kendall Hunt Publishing.
While the initial 24 modules are for middle school students, VictoryVR wants to expand science curriculum offerings to high school students, too.
Of the middle school modules that will all be available in August, each module includes five experiences for students: virtual field trips, interactive 360 activities, movies in a virtual theater and assessments connected to the cloud. Existing modules created previously include America’s Lakes and Rivers, where students experience a barge on the Ohio River and the importance of clean waterways as well as a 255-acre marsh in Iowa.
In The Sun & Solar System students are guided through the inside of the Astrophysical Research Consortium 3.5M telescope, where the public is never allowed to go. Here students learn about how the telescope and lens function while watching the apparatus prepare for use. Students also get to experience traveling the solar system viewing the planets, sun and moon at their own pace.
Master Concepts, a Hong-Kong based distributor of school-related software, is an additional VictoryVR partner. Master Concepts will allow for distribution of curriculum in the Asian markets.