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Biosphere VR in the schools

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Biosphere VR in the schools

Fox Media Documentaries have over the last few years been involved in creating a role-playing game design for 7 to 9 graders in elementary school – Biosphere VR.

In Biosphere VR the students take the role of NGO, advisor or researcher and are trying to look for answers concerning the changing climate.

The idea is based on the student travelling to the climate hot spots with a quest. 

The student can either travel to Jordan, Kiribati or to Beijing to experience the climate effect on a person that they will get close to. 

In April 2018 we tested the Biosphere VR/ VR journey in China at the Learning Lab at the Tsinghua University in Beijing. The year after at an elementary school – Maglegaards School in Hellerup ( A write-up (in Danish) can be seen at www.vriskolen.com)

Through a questionnaire answered by over 50 pupils the following results were found:

Increased interest

The VR material presented increased the pupil’s interest in science subject. 48% answered that the game significantly made it more interesting, 44% said that it made it more interesting while 8% agreed to a lesser degree or not at all.

Increased interest in climate change

85% said the experience significantly or to some degree heightened their interest.

Better learning

83% answered that they remember the learning better than traditional teaching materials 94 % said that they would like VR to be more significant in their training.

A succesfull test conducted at The Learning Lab, Tsinghus University, Beijing 2018

A succesfull test conducted at The Learning Lab, Tsinghus University, Beijing 2018

A test at the progressive Maglegårds school, Hellerup 2019

A test at the progressive Maglegårds school, Hellerup 2019