AR – Augmented Reality


SFN Deutschland gGmbH (Future Space) plans to develop an innovative didactic concept to promote learning development using digital support. In the Phase 1 project, middle and high school students are introduced to atomic physics and atomic models using augmented reality (AR). To illustrate the connections, Trout presented an application for the HoloLens 2 that also contains playful elements. AR is ideal for making connections appealing and transparent.

The project continues the special pedagogy of Klaus-Peter Haupt, the founding father of SFN Germany and Future Space, which is based on an inductive approach. The focus is on arousing interest and appreciating students. The independent discovery and learning of complex connections is the basis for learning success.

First you have to start the game: ‘Periodic Table of the Elements’

Then an element is pulled from the supply box.

And inserted into an empty spot in the periodic table. Whether the position was right or wrong is signaled by visual and acoustic feedback.

At the end, the player’s name can be linked to the high score achieved and the time required.

The application is equipped with different difficulty levels. Beginners can start with simple elements. Advanced users can choose more difficult elements with all four quantum numbers. A score allows users to track their progress or compare with others. A high score table is kept, which also shows the time required to classify the elements in the periodic table. Anyone interested is welcome to come to the Future Space at Wilhelmsstrasse 2 in 34117 Kassel without registering and try out the application.

In the photos: Future Space employee and quantum juggler Till MacCormac