Kids are having fun this summer as Google Goggles launch students to other planets and destinations around the galaxy.
Fifth graders at James L. McGuire Elementary School got to check out a new way of looking into far away destinations with 3D Google Goggles and watch a rocket launch as if they were above the rocket itself.
Students saw Venus, Jupiter and the sun with the help of Apple application “Liftoff”, a barcode scanning app, and smartphones as well as the 3D goggles. They watched and heard a rocket launch, and then set off for a virtual adventure through the solar system, and the Milky Way galaxy.
The rocket launch really appears to come to life. There is even a condensation trail behind the rocket and it drops boosters while climbing higher. Once the rocket is in orbit, the silence is all the students hear. They travel by looking in different directions, shifting their heads.