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Educational Narratives for Kids in VR: NAMOO Plant Cell

NAMOO Plant Cell VR
We’ve finished implementing VR view for the plant cell in our NAMOO app a few days ago. You can tell an experience is truly immersive if it makes you oblivious to the passing of time. While testing the VR part I’ve got amusingly lost inside the virtual cell exploring its inner life and initiating processes like photosynthesis and protein translation. I can only imagine how engaging this experience could be for kids in the classroom.
Initially, we’ve built a highly interactive plant cell simulation using the stunning low poly artwork of Alex Pushilin. Each simulation in the NAMOO app works as a science toy allowing children to play, explore, and discover interesting facts of the plant life. However, the addition of VR takes learning experience to the next level. Visual narrative conveyed in VR works best for modern kids literally putting the learners into the center of the story.
Cell by Alex Pushilin

Plant Cell by Alex Pushilin

The updated version of the NAMOO app featuring the VR experience for the Plant Cell chapter will be available soon.

About the NAMOO App

NAMOO is a fun, engaging exploration of the life of plants. Discover how leaves make food, experiment with underground root systems, or play with the parts of a plant cell! Interactive 3D simulations and straightforward language enable an immersive experience for curious minds.
Download NAMOO app from the App Store

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis generates the food and energy plants need for survival and growth. It is a complex process that is a wondrous and technically amazing feat of nature. Photosynthesis is not only important for plants, but for all life on Earth.

About the NAMOO App

NAMOO is a fun, engaging exploration of the life of plants. Discover how leaves make food, experiment with underground root systems, or play with the parts of a plant cell! Interactive 3D simulations and straightforward language enable an immersive experience for curious minds.
Download NAMOO app from the App Store

Root Tip

Root Tip

Roots absorb water through osmosis. Osmosis is the movement of water through a cellular membrane. During osmosis, water molecules move from a place of higher concentration to a place of lower concentration to create a balance. Roots work based on the principle of osmotic pressure. Water moves until there is an equal water pressure on either side of the membrane. A difference in pressure signals the plant to bring in water through the root cell walls.

About the NAMOO App

NAMOO is a fun, engaging exploration of the life of plants. Discover how leaves make food, experiment with underground root systems, or play with the parts of a plant cell! Interactive 3D simulations and straightforward language enable an immersive experience for curious minds.
Download NAMOO app from the App Store

Stem

Stem

Stems connect the top of plants with the roots. They are strong, flexible structures that grow to support a plant in the search for sunlight.

About the NAMOO App

NAMOO is a fun, engaging exploration of the life of plants. Discover how leaves make food, experiment with underground root systems, or play with the parts of a plant cell! Interactive 3D simulations and straightforward language enable an immersive experience for curious minds.
Download NAMOO app from the App Store

Cell

NAMOO - Cell

All living organisms are made up of tiny cells. A cell can be compared to a very organized neighborhood with power stations, factories, and post offices.

About the NAMOO App

NAMOO is a fun, engaging exploration of the life of plants. Discover how leaves make food, experiment with underground root systems, or play with the parts of a plant cell! Interactive 3D simulations and straightforward language enable an immersive experience for curious minds.
Download NAMOO app from the App Store

Flower

NAMOO - Flower

Flowers are not just pretty to look at and nice to smell. They are the reproductive organs of a plant and each part serves an important function.

About the NAMOO App

NAMOO is a fun, engaging exploration of the life of plants. Discover how leaves make food, experiment with underground root systems, or play with the parts of a plant cell! Interactive 3D simulations and straightforward language enable an immersive experience for curious minds.
Download NAMOO app from the App Store

Leaf

Leaf

A leaf is one of the most important organs of a plant. You can easily find leaves in a variety of sizes and colors. Unsurprisingly, the leaves serve many different functions in mysterious ways. Three main processes that occur in the leaves are photosynthesis, transpiration, and respiration.

About the NAMOO App

NAMOO is a fun, engaging exploration of the life of plants. Discover how leaves make food, experiment with underground root systems, or play with the parts of a plant cell! Interactive 3D simulations and straightforward language enable an immersive experience for curious minds.
Download NAMOO app from the App Store

Leaf Anatomy

NAMOO - Leaf Anatomy

Leaves are beautiful and industrial. Located within every leaf is a fully functional food factory. This production process is called photosynthesis. Sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide are used to produce glucose (food!) and oxygen. There are many parts of a leaf that are needed for this process to occur.

About the NAMOO App

NAMOO is a fun, engaging exploration of the life of plants. Discover how leaves make food, experiment with underground root systems, or play with the parts of a plant cell! Interactive 3D simulations and straightforward language enable an immersive experience for curious minds.
Download NAMOO app from the App Store