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Marvelous Macchu Picchu


          Last week using Virtual Reality, our class visited Macchu Picchu, Peru.  I thought it was beautiful.  The ruins were amazing, enormous and ancient.  Maya people inhabited Peruvian city. The mountain the old city of the Maya sat upon was dangerous to trek up.  Below is my See, Think, Wonder Google Document about more of my opinions and thoughts about the Expedition.

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Excellent Egypt

A few weeks ago using VR, we visited Ancient Egypt.  We saw many things.  We also read a book called “Seeker of Knowledge.”  We then made connections through the text into the Virtual Reality trip with the See, Think, Wonder document above.  If you keep reading, you will learn about my experience in this journey.

Picture from flickr

I think my favorite part of the Google Expedition was seeing The Great Sphinx.  It was old and decaying, but I have never experienced seeing it.  Some people believe that Khafre built the sphinx.

Remember that weird pink thing I saw in the Amazon?  I also saw a weird pink thing in Egypt!  Is it a glitch?  Is it meant to be there?  Was it a person?

During the journey when we saw the Queens’ pyramids compared to the Kings’ pyramids, (the proper name for them is Pharaohs), I was sort of offended.  The Queens’ pyramids were outrageously small compared to the Kings’.

Those were some of the things I experienced during the Virtual Reality journey to Ancient Egypt.  Hope you enjoyed learning about it!



Wondering About War?

Last week while using VR, we went on an adventure to learn about World War II.  We saw many things.  But, before we experienced all that, we read a book called Navajo Code talkers.  The code talkers helped the U.S.A. claim victory in World War II.  Before we start, feel free to click on the links to learn more about the selected topic!

As we were aboard the USS Missouri, I really liked how the ocean shimmered over the rails of the boat.  I also saw those tank/cannon things that were white.  I can remember that the floor on the boat was a light brown color.  I really liked that.

We saw many photos of destroyed cities, and one of an airplane that had crashed.  Those photos were not the type of photos where you pick a favorite.  As we were being read aloud to, we had learned that World War II was the second most destructive event in human history, with more than 60 million people killed.

Those were some things that I liked and learned using Virtual Reality.

Picture from Pixabay.



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Amazing Amazon

This week, we got 10 sets of VR (Virtual Reality) glasses.  We explored the Amazon.  We saw many interesting things and had lots of fun.  During our expedition, we visited 4 places and learned about each one.  Before we experienced the adventure, we read a book called Encantados.  Encantados are pink dolphins that live in the murky waters of the Amazon River.

The 2 rivers that we visited were absolutely beautiful.  We learned about the many species that live there.  We saw two guys canoeing, and I found a weird pink thing in the trees.  I still have no idea what it is.  At one of the rivers, when I looked behind me, water was rushing rapidly.  When I looked in front of me, the water was calm.

We also visited part of the Amazon Rain Forest. The enormous trees overcrowded the sky, so the plants on the ground didn’t get a lot of sunlight like the trees.  The forest was my favorite part of the journey.

Then, we visited an Amazon Community where people learn, work, and play.  They had a playground there, but it didn’t have a lot of equipment.  I did not see any children playing or learning though.  But, it was still really fun to see.  That was the amazing adventure I went on in the Amazon.



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