This program aims to reignite the love for science among junior students in rural schools in the Volta Region, Ghana. Most rural schools lack labs and teaching materials resulting in poor performance of students in science course. Using VR gears curated with content on Ghana curriculum, we take students on an exciting immersive virtual science lab experience. The program will empower 1000 students in a year to understand complex abstract science concepts and inspire them into STEM careers future
Over the last decade, performance of students in basic certificate exams in Ghana has been declining especially in General Science and Mathematics. Students find science complex so have generally low interest in studying it. The way it is taught especially in rural schools that have no laboratories and inadequate practical materials make it more abstract. As a result, students especially girls shy away from STEM-related courses in high school and eventual STEM career paths
A-day-In-Virtual-Reality program provides a new learning experience for students who lack science laboratories as well as practical teaching materials. We provide virtual reality curated lab topics in biology, physics, and chemistry and science history for rural high school students using virtual reality headsets. The goal is to make science more fun for young learners. Research has established that young students have better understanding and retention when they play while studying
The program will reach 10 schools in a year, reigniting the love for science in over 1000 junior high students in rural schools in the volta region of Ghana. The immersive nature of virtual science labs would empower students to understand complex abstract science concepts easily, thereby increasing pass rate in science subjects. Ultimately the program would contribute to more students from rural schools opting for STEM programs in high school and STEM careers in future.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).