Exploring the Virtual World

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Using virtual reality technology, fifth-graders at Riverhead’s Pulaski Street School are seeing and learning more about the world around them. 

During the past month, the students have explored different continents, viewed the solar system and observed endangered animals as part of a collaborative project with Model Schools. Through the initiative, they are supplied with student-friendly virtual reality viewers that they use to explore various environments.  

“Experiencing the world virtually empowers and inspires students to see their connection to it,” said librarian Amelia Estevez Creedon. 

Going forward, the students will be building Google sites to showcase what they have learned using virtual reality and share their ideas on solutions to current issues affecting society.