School receives 3D projector, brings lessons to life

School receives 3D projector, brings lessons to life

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.

Copyright 2017 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android