Geology Lab Sandbox

We now have a running joke in the Science Building that my students play in the sandbox to learn Geology.

Well, yes, I guess we do. But it’s a very special augmented reality sandbox, one of only a handful in Texas that consists of a hands-on exhibit combined with 3-D visualization applications created by researchers at the University of California at Davis. One simply molds the sand by hand and the landscape comes to life. The sand is augmented in real-time with an elevation color map, topographic contour lines and simulated water.

This new augmented reality technology

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