Mundelein students test Google's augmented reality

 
 
Updated 9/28/2017 7:05 PM
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  • Third-grader Thomas Schoo, left, and fourth-grader Spencer Thomas experiment with Google's newest product, augmented reality, at Fremont Intermediate School in Mundelein Thursday. They were among the first to test the software.

      Third-grader Thomas Schoo, left, and fourth-grader Spencer Thomas experiment with Google's newest product, augmented reality, at Fremont Intermediate School in Mundelein Thursday. They were among the first to test the software. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Google representative Nicole Beyer asks kids their opinion of their new software, augmented reality, at Fremont Intermediate School in Mundelein.

      Google representative Nicole Beyer asks kids their opinion of their new software, augmented reality, at Fremont Intermediate School in Mundelein. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Fremont Intermediate School students in Mundelein become among the first to beta test Google's newest product, augmented reality, on Thursday.

      Fremont Intermediate School students in Mundelein become among the first to beta test Google's newest product, augmented reality, on Thursday. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

  • Kids check out the earth's tectonic plates through Google's augmented reality software Thursday, at Fremont Intermediate School in Mundelein.

      Kids check out the earth's tectonic plates through Google's augmented reality software Thursday, at Fremont Intermediate School in Mundelein. Steve Lundy | Staff Photographer

Students at Fremont Intermediate School in Mundelein became among the first in the nation Thursday to test Google's new product, augmented reality. 

Kids gasped in amazement while viewing 3-D images with selfie sticks and cellphones in the school's basement.

They looked up, down and laid on the floor to view 3-D depictions of tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanos, the solar system and tectonic plates of the earth. 

"The program was really engaging and the kids really liked it," teacher Anna Toulon said. 

At the end of the session, Google representative Nicole Beyer asked students their opinion of the software and what could be improved. 

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