Close
Bronxville Union Free School District

zSpace Helps Third-Graders Explore Skeletal System

All third-graders, who have been studying about the skeletal system in Stephanie Kennedy’s and Susan Monaco’s science classes, recently explored the different parts of the human body by manipulating virtual, three-dimensional objects on their zSpace computer screens.

Wearing special, lightweight 3-D glasses and holding a stylus in hand, the students stood at their computer screens to interact, explore and navigate different holographic images of the human skeleton.

“The zSpace lesson gave them the opportunity to identify, examine and dissect the human skeleton, including muscles, tendons and ligaments,” Monaco said. “The students also compared bones and learned about the different types of joints.”

While one group of students worked on the virtual reality technology, another group of students put together a “Mr. Bones” puzzle of the human skeleton to demonstrate their knowledge of the content. After learning about the skeletal system, the students will observe owl pellets and remove bones from the pellets. Then, they will compare and contrast the bones of animals and humans.

  • Bronxville Union Free School District - Image
  • Bronxville Union Free School District - Image
  • Bronxville Union Free School District - Image
  • Bronxville Union Free School District - Image
  • Bronxville Union Free School District - Image