Form I students this week and last week have had the opportunity to use an augmented reality (AR) sandbox in connection with curricula surrounding various map types, their purpose, and what maps can represent. As students take a deep dive into understanding landforms, bodies of water, and human-made features in our world, their inquiry culminates in 3-D maps they each created with tools they learned to use throughout the unit.
The AR Sandbox has provided the opportunity for students to have a hands-on experience like no other! Students have been sculpting their own landforms such as plateaus, volcanoes, and islands and excavating bodies of water to explore how the different levels of land connect and collide. Additionally, students are creating rain, flooding, and drought conditions to discover the effects climate and weather have on different landscapes.