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DiVE into Alcohol

DiVE into Alcohol
A resource for high school and college chemistry and biology teachers and their students.Created by students at Duke University under the guidance of Rochelle Schwartz-Bloom and Rachael Brady.

» “DiVE into Alcohol” A Virtual Experience in Chemistry & Biology

This web-based interactive 3D virtual experience will help students learn how alcohol gets absorbed into the body and chemically changed into a toxic substance. Developed using virtual reality software that runs the Duke immersive Virtual Environment (DiVE) , the interactive program was developed for use in the DiVE as well as online by the general public, including high school chemistry & biology, and college chemistry, biology, biochemistry, & organic chemistry.

Travel into the avatar’s body to follow alcohol molecules through the gastrointestinal tract to the liver. There, you can control the chemical reaction called oxidation, moving molecules in 3D space to generate a toxic metabolite. Finally, learn how genetics changes everything! It’s the next best thing to “being there”.

DiVE into Alcohol-The MovieTo see what it’s like to be inside the actual DiVE using the program, watch the short movie.  You will see 2 people inside the DiVE interacting with the immersive environment.

DiVE into Alcohol Online:  Due to the removal of the 3DVIA plug-in required to interact with the program online, this option is no longer active.

DiVE Into Alcohol Tutorial: A tutorial to supplement the online virtual reality program includes learning objectives, biology and chemistry content, lab activity, assessment questions, and connections to the National Science Education Standards.

“DiVE into Alcohol” was developed with funding from the Duke Center for Instructional Technology and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)