Augmented Reality for Science Education

User Guide with all project findings

The AR-sci project ended august 2017. Please find all project findings and resources in the AR-sci User Guide.

Spark student’s interest in and understanding of science with Augmented Reality (AR). Results from the EU-funded project "Augmented Reality for Science Education" gives research based materials and guidelines to how.

About the project

  • Background

    Students are hesitant to pursue careers in science

    Science is a powerful tool for understanding the world. At the same time, science skills are a prerequisite for innovation and finding solutions to challenges in the 21st century.

    However, many students perceive science subjects as difficult and irrelevant and do not choose careers in science. This poses a problem to many countries in Europe.

    Augmented reality (AR) can support an inquiry-based approach to science education with a high level of student involvement. Furthermore, AR offers the potential of facilitating situated learning in ”real world situations”, where powerful augmented content is anchored in reality and delivered via mobile and other devices. In addition, the technology offers visualisation of invisible or complex processes.

  • Aim

    AR-Sci aims to spark children's interest in science 

    Augmented reality for science education (AR-sci) was a 3-year (2015-2017) European project. It was co-funded by the Erasmus+ program of the European Union.

    The aim of the project was to....

    A) Contribute to developing and implementing innovative science education in order to enhance the quality of science teaching and learning.

    B) Strengthen students' motivation for and attitude towards science education.

    C) Develop a student-centered approach to science education, facilitating inquiry-based teaching, collaboration and active learning.

    D) Strengthen technology-enhanced teaching and learning in ways that make sense to students and teachers.

  • Outcomes

    The outcome is methodology, materials and guidelines for using AR

    The AR-Sci project has developed materials for teachers and students as well as guidelines for the use of AR in science education. These resources can be found in the User Guide,

    The project have also had impact on the scientific communities around ICT and learning as well as ICT and science education through peer-reviewed scientific articles and contributions at conferences. Throughout the project, we has also held webinars and local events in all partner countries (England, Spain, Norway and Denmark). References to this can be found on

  • Partners

    Project partners come from Spain, England, Norway and Denmark

    VIA E-Learning and Media (Coordinator), VIA University College,
    Denmark (in Danish)

    Supercomputing Centre of Galicia (CESGA),

    Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (HIOA),


    Centro Público Integrado O Cruce (CPI O’Cruce),

    Skolen i Midten (SIM),

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