QuiRA: An Augmented Reality Application to Support Chemistry Learning

  • Letícia Porto Soares IFBA
  • Camilo Alves Carvalho IFBA
  • Luis Paulo da Silva Carvalho IFBA
  • Manuela Amaral de Araújo IFBA
  • Paulo Henrique Teixeira Silva IFBA
  • Wdson Costa Santos IFBA


The volume of information which contemporary student has access is huge, and they are surrounded by smartphones, tablets, internet and computers in an almost inseparable way from their daily life. Therefore, we think that it is important that schools should consider the insertion of technological instruments in the classroom to attend the students’ interest in these devices. One of the alternatives is combining Augmented Reality and mobile technology to enable the interaction with virtual objects by overlapping them with real environment. These technologies may become allied in the process of teaching and learning abstract concepts of various subjects. In this context, QuiRA is proposed to help the teaching of Chemistry, an ideal field to explore questions about the use of computer animation due to the difficulty of visualizing its concepts in two dimensions. This article discusses the details about the QuiRA application and the demonstration of its use for visualizing chemical molecules.
Palavras-chave: Augmented Reality, ARToolKit, Chemistry
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SOARES, Letícia Porto; CARVALHO, Camilo Alves; CARVALHO, Luis Paulo da Silva; DE ARAÚJO, Manuela Amaral; SILVA, Paulo Henrique Teixeira; SANTOS, Wdson Costa. QuiRA: An Augmented Reality Application to Support Chemistry Learning. In: WORKSHOP DE FERRAMENTAS E APLICAÇÕES - SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE SISTEMAS MULTIMÍDIA E WEB (WEBMEDIA), 24. , 2018, Salvador. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2018 . p. 121-125. ISSN 2596-1683. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5753/webmedia.2018.4582.