The Application of Augmented Reality to the Education of Chemistry – Take the Course of Nature Science in Junior High School as an Example

  • Liang-Chi Shen
  • Ting-Ting WuEmail author
  • Wen-Chun Hsu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11937)


In the modern society featuring developed information technology, the integration of technology into various aspects of life has been normal. Studies regarding the integration of technology into educational scenarios have also flourished. This study will integrate the augmented reality (AR) technology into the teaching of natural science for the eighth grade of middle school. This technology assists learners in learning about chemical units, such as “mole number”, “atomic weight” and “molecular weight”, to understand the composition and characteristics of matter. The concepts of this unit are relatively abstract, so the characteristics of AR combined with learners’ life experience can present the world of microscopic particles, which are invisible to the naked eye and complex and abstract, enabling learners to establish correct rules and imagine the microscopic particle world properly and paving a smooth way for future chemistry learning.


Augmented Reality Chemistry education Moles Nature science 



This work is partially supported by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan under grant MOST 107-2511-H-224-004-MY3 and MOST 108-2628-H-224-001-MY3.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Technological and Vocational EducationNational Yunlin University of Science and TechnologyYunlinTaiwan, R.O.C.
  2. 2.Department of Visual Communication DesignSouthern Taiwan University of Science and TechnologyTainanTaiwan, R.O.C.

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