The Locating Luna virtual reality experience was specifically designed to assist in teaching Data Visualization concepts from the Computer Science Teachers’ Association K-12 Computer Science Standards. The player is in a dark swampy forest and must find their dog. The player can light standing torches to mark their path and climb a tower lookout to get a bird’s eye view. Using the built-in microphone on the Oculus Go, the player can also call out to their dog and, if close by, they will hear a barking response in the direction of their dog. During the game, all player actions are recorded in an action log, which the user can download from the headset and analyze outside the game.
The companion Teacher's Guide is a practical resource for educators to bring Locating Luna into the classroom. It provides game play instructions, vocabulary definitions, online resources, discussion prompts, and more.
Locating Luna is a virtual reality experience designed to target Computer Science Teachers Association K-12 Computer Science Standards:
Data and Analysis
- Collect data using computational tools and transform the data to make it more useful and reliable.
- Refine computational models based on the data they have generated.
- Create interactive data visualizations using software tools to help others better understand real-world phenomena.
- Create computational models that represent the relationship among different elements of data collected from a phenomenon or process.
- Use data analysis tools and techniques to identify patterns in data representing complex systems.
- Select data collection tools and techniques to generate data sets that support a claim or communicate information.
- Evaluate the ability of models and simulations to test and support the refinement of hypotheses.