Particle WA Podcast

Particle WA Podcast

Particle Podcast: VR in Schools

June 06, 2019

A team of biologists have created an interactive VR program called the Virtual Plant Cell - designed to help teach students about what happens inside a plants cell. But it's more than just a 3D-video, with cooperative game play and communication a key component of the experience, it has the potential to change how we learn.

The project is by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, a cutting-edge research centre based in Perth focused on better understanding the ways plants capture, convert and use energy.

You can experience what the VR program is like in this 3D video showing the effects of drought on a plants cells:

Along with the VR experience, there's a range of free learning resources for teachers and curious minds at