The value of Nano Simbox in undergraduate teaching

Our Chemistry Content intern Liam Cullingford is a Natural Sciences graduate from the University of Bath. Here he explores the necessity for changes in undergraduate teaching and how the Nano Simbox platform could have aided his studies at university. Welcome Liam!...

User Testing: How we work with students

Our Science Content Producer Becky Davies explores user testing and why it's critical to Nano Simbox's development. In designing Nano Simbox, we are producing an education tool that will enable thousands of learners to play in and learn from the invisible world of...

Does AR have a pedagogical role, or is it a tech-driven hype?

In this post of 'Future Technologies in the Classroom', our Head of Product Design Dr Leila Walker explores AR technology and it's use in the classroom.   Simply point your mobile phone camera at something and see animated 3D objects come to life! Augmented Reality...

VR: a gamechanger or a gimmick?

 This post is part of our 'Future Technologies in the Classroom' blog series, exploring the possibilities and impacts of technology in education. Here, our CEO Dr Becky Sage explores how schools can work with VR in the classroom. This is a modified version of an...

What’s the value of VR in a science lesson?

Continuing our mini 'Future Technologies in the Classroom' education series, we spoke to Saskia O'Sullivan, Chemistry Teacher and Deputy Head (Academic) at The King's School, Gloucester. In this piece, we discussed where VR can be used in the classroom to teach...

Nano Simbox selected to pitch at EdTechXEurope 2017

CEO of Nano Simbox, Dr Becky Sage, will be presenting at EdTechxEurope Summit in London, showcasing the Nano Simbox platform as a transformative tool for science education. Dr Becky Sage has been selected to present in the Global Startup Superleague session,...

The Future of AI in Education: Keeping Human at the Heart

As we head towards London EdTech Week (19-23 June 2017), we will be exploring technologies such as AI, AR and VR, and what this means for the future of education through our "Future Technologies in the Classroom" blog series. Join the conversation with our series on...

What is the role of play in tech?

'Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.' 2017 has been a busy year for Nano Simbox (can you believe it’s June?). We are regularly at large events and exhibitions for teachers and their students to explore our immersive digital platform. There’s always one...

How do you solve the world’s challenges?

  It's a big question that needs big answers. Firstly, we need to understand our challenges as a society together to start thinking about the solutions.   Nano Simbox - Solving Challenges at Cheltenham Science Festival 2017 That's why we’re really excited to be...

VR World Congress: How are we using VR?

This week we will be at VR World Congress 2017, hosted in our very own hometown of Bristol. We have a stand in the main area from 11th - 13th April, demoing a new framework that allows multiple people simultaneously inhabit the same virtual reality to interactively...

Dr Becky Sage on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs

Dr Becky Sage on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs honoured at House of Commons   Dr Becky Sage, CEO of Bristol based Interactive Scientific, celebrated being announced as an upcoming ‘one to watch’ entrepreneur of global number one university business incubator,...

My Molecule: Carvone

  This week, our Education Content Producer Becky Davies investigates her favourite molecule, Carvone! As a foodie, my favourite molecule has to be a food-based one! And, of all of the molecules responsible for delicious flavours, my favourite has to be carvone. What...

My Molecule: Graphene

This week's guest blog is by Dr Siân Fogden, who is is a Nanotechnologist. Here, she tells us about her favourite fascinating molecule, Graphene.   My Molecule: Graphene  Is there anything that graphene can’t do? By being stronger than steel, the world’s best...

Big Bang and Big Discoveries

We’re back in the office after an eventful British Science Week! We had a fabulous week bringing molecules to the crowds at the Big Bang Fair in the NEC. Big Bang is the largest celebration of STEM in Europe, and you could really feel the excitement and buzz in the...

Multi-person molecular virtual reality

This post was first published by iSci co-founder Dr David Glowacki in March 2017 at: https://glow-wacky.com We’ve been busy at work over the past few months developing various aspects of our virtual reality environment for real-time interactive molecular dynamics. The...

Big Bang for British Science Week

Happy British Science Week! We hope you have found lots of opportunities to get stuck in with some science activities over British Science Week. We have a busy week lined up for our Nano Simbox team.   Big Bang Fair, NEC Birmingham, 14 - 18 March We will be at Big...

xEdu Accelerator: Week One!

We’re really pleased to share that we were recently accepted onto the xEdu accelerator Spring 17 program in Finland! xEdu is an accelerator just for edtech start-ups that provides insight, coaching, and opportunities to co-design Nano Simbox with schools from one of...

Nano Simbox Competition: win a VR workshop!

Join our competition and win a science VR workshop for your class It’s not long to go until British Science Week, and we’re getting excited here at Nano Towers! There are already hundreds of activities listed across the country - from apps and demos, to science...

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