This article introduces the virtual reality education application „Photosynthesis VR“. It helps biology students to facilitate their knowledge in this interdisciplinary topic. A virtual environment based on the biological and chemical processes of photosynthesis is built. In this virtual environment students have to build the reaction chains of photosynthesis. During this exercise students learn with multiple senses, because of the three-dimensional environment they find themselves in. Besides the subject content students improve their ability for spatial imagination. The paper concludes with an outlook onto further development.