POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KAIT) - A Region 8 school is bringing lessons to life thanks to new technology in the classroom.
The Poplar Bluff Middle School received a 3DAV rover this month. The equipment valued at $14,000 was obtained through grants and donations secured by the STEM department.
The equipment is a 3D projector and theater system built inside an audio/visual cart on wheels. Students and teachers holo-projected images in the classroom by using special glasses.
It has over 3,000 lessons. With the machine students, according to the news release, can see blood traveling through a beating heart, the dissection of animals, and assembling a car engine just to name a few.
STEM teacher Cody Young found a 50/50 grant through a Georgia-based nonprofit foundation to pay for part of the equipment. Meanwhile, other funds were secured by other grants and donations.
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