Google Expeditions Heads to Maplewood

In virtual journeys of ‘Forces of Nature,’ students get to see what it would be like to travel through a hurricane’s eye, or go inside a tornado.
In virtual journeys of ‘Forces of Nature,’ students get to see what it would be like to travel through a hurricane’s eye, or go inside a tornado.
The Solar System comes alive with Augmented and Virtual Reality.
The Solar System comes alive with Augmented and Virtual Reality.
Google Tango technology scans our classroom and then uses that information as a setting for the specific module that our students are exploring, in this case ‘Forces of Nature’ demonstrated the power of a tornado.
Google Tango technology scans our classroom and then uses that information as a setting for the specific module that our students are exploring, in this case ‘Forces of Nature’ demonstrated the power of a tornado.

Maplewood’s fifth-grade students engaged with the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program where they were immersed in virtual journeys of ‘Forces of Nature’ and ‘The Solar System.’ The program used Google Tango technology to effectively scan and map a physical room and accurately project 3D models throughout.  Students were able to have a live, direct view of a hurricane’s eye, go inside a tornado, and experience how the earth’s plates shift during an earthquake. This learning experience provided our students with up-close encounters of how anything can be brought to life with Augmented and Virtual Reality.