Experience ‘Okavango Delta’ in Southern Africa with VR

In this lesson, students will virtually explore one of the wonders of nature called ‘Okavango Delta’ using immersive VR technology. The Okavango Delta which is located in Botswana is known as the largest wetland in Southern Africa and one of the most biodiverse places on Earth. The VR scientific expedition is built by National Geographic and Youtube. Students start the lesson by researching geography topics related to river deltas suggested by the teacher. The whole class will then experience the four episodes with the ‘National Geographic’ VR app using the Lenovo Mirage Solo Daydream headset. This lesson can be undertaken by students in groups.

Additional details

Year band(s) 7-8, 9-10
Content type Lesson ideas
Format Web page
Core and overarching concepts Digital systems, Impact and interactions
Australian Curriculum Digital Technologies code(s)

Select and use emerging digital tools and advanced features to create and communicate interactive content for a diverse audience


Use simple project management tools to plan and manage individual and collaborative agile projects, accounting for risks and responsibilities


Design the user experience of a digital system


Generate, modify, communicate and evaluate alternative designs


Evaluate existing and student solutions against the design criteria, user stories and possible future impact


Select and use a range of digital tools efficiently, including unfamiliar features, to create, locate and communicate content, consistently applying common conventions


Select and use a range of digital tools efficiently and responsibly to share content online, and plan and manage individual and collaborative agile projects

Technologies & Programming Language​s AR / VR
Keywords 3D immersive environment, VR, Virtual Reality, Lenovo Mirage Solo Daydream, 360 degree camera, CSER, Rebecca Vivian, Thushari Atapattu
Integrated, cross-curriculum, special needs HASS



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