The Doctor Will See You Now

Students from Mr. Shepard (shown) and Mr. Poller's classes enjoy the chance to be virtual doctors, chemists, and engineers using our zSpace lab.
Students from Mr. Shepard (shown) and Mr. Poller's classes enjoy the chance to be virtual doctors, chemists, and engineers using our zSpace lab.
The great thing about zSpace is the collaborative approach. At Silas Wood each workstation has two students, and they need to work together to problem solve. Those inquiry skills are second to none with a device like this.
The great thing about zSpace is the collaborative approach. At Silas Wood each workstation has two students, and they need to work together to problem solve. Those inquiry skills are second to none with a device like this.
Through life-like experiences, zSpace levels the playing field of student experience. As confidence grows and engagement is built, student interest in STEM careers expands.
Through life-like experiences, zSpace levels the playing field of student experience. As confidence grows and engagement is built, student interest in STEM careers expands.

We hear from STEM coach Ms. Mari Scardapane that this week, all of our Silas Wood sixth-graders are completing science experiments using our zSpace STEM Lab. This cutting-edge 3D virtual reality technology supports the belief that learning is best experienced through doing.

With that in mind, have you ever visited the doctor for a bad cold or a sore throat?  Did the doctor listen to your heart and your lungs, and then look in your ears and throat?  Well, that’s exactly what students at Silas Wood did when they took on the role of virtual doctors, using zSpace to determine a diagnosis for their "patient." Some of the students even went on to explore the internal structure of the parainfluenza virus and the molecular structure of the medicine a patient might take! 

Thank you South Huntington Educational Foundation (SHEF) who purchased zSpace that consists of 14 high definition workstations that use glasses and a stylus to create an immersive educational experience.