Finley Students Experiment with Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality Pic

Middle school students at Finley had an opportunity to study history, science and mathematics in a unique way when the Google Expeditions Augmented Reality Pioneer Program came to their school on Dec. 4.

The Expeditions program uses Google’s AR technology to map a physical classroom and place 3-D objects. Students can walk all around the objects, get in close to spot details and step back to see the full picture. 

Eighth-grade students in Sheryl Palmer’s science class explored the solar system during the visit. Each student paired with a classmate and watched in awe as they viewed the Earth, sun, and asteroid belt, as well as the inner and outer planets. As the students examined the images, their teacher shared interesting information and fun facts about each entity. 

Middle school students throughout the building participated in a variety of presentations, learning about the circulatory system, the world of ancient Rome, probability and World War I. Second-graders from Deasy School also joined in the fun, exploring the ocean floor with the technology. 

A special thanks to Student Management Systems Administrator Gayle Tullo and Technology Assistant Dulce Jon-Stenger for assisting students with the technology throughout the day.