You may remember a post I did earlier this year on the Elements 4D Cubes by Daqri. These augmented reality cubes, which you can print on paper (I would recommend cardstock) for free, are an awesome way to learn about the Periodic Table. And, yes, the app that brings these cubes to life is free, too!
Several teachers, including me, were asked to create some lesson plans to use with the cubes. (Full disclosure – we received compensation for this.) Daqri just released the plans last week. And guess what! Yep, the lessons are free to download! I’m talking Science Standards, printable worksheets, video links, and games. ALL FREE!
Once you start playing (and learning) with these cubes, you are probably going to wish you had a more durable set – like the wooden ones Daqri originally offered on Kickstarter. You can sign up on this page to let them know that you would like to be notified when the new ones are available for purchase. (Okay, so that’s not free, exactly, but it doesn’t cost anything to sign up – so that’s practically free, right?)
Feel inclined to create your own augmented reality content using the Daqri 4D Studio? You can sign up and get fabulous tutorials here. Totally free! (See? Back to the free stuff again.)
As you can tell, I’m a bit pumped about this. Thanks to Drew Minock and Brad Waid, the Daqri 4D Evangelists who made all of this possible, as well as all of the teachers involved in the various plans! This is a great resource for teachers, homeschoolers, parents, and anyone else with curiosity and an interest in science.
If you want some more augmented reality resources, check out this page on my blog with activities, lesson plans, and recommended apps.