Blessed Trinity Catholic School is one of three 2017 Innovation in Catholic Education “Technology Integration” Finalists, presented by Today’s Catholic Teacher magazine, for our new STREAM lab! Read more here.
Our new STREAM lab is located in the middle school building and is the result of the transformation of our old science lab/classroom. The plan has been evolving for several years, starting with research on how other schools were implementing STEM programs, evaluating curriculum resources, and identifying state-of-the-art technology for the lab.
Our STREAM lab will be a place where students can learn to persevere through failed ideas and understand they still gained knowledge through those failures to improve the next efforts.
One of the most exciting features of our new STREAM lab is the virtual-reality computer systems known as zSpace. The learning experience offered to our students through this technology transforms and accelerates their STREAM education.
Research has proven that manipulation is one of the most effective ways for students to engage with and retain knowledge. The zSpace K-12 curriculum allows students to interact with models in numerous areas of study, such as biology, chemistry, mechanics, astronomy, math, environment, history, and landmarks, just to name a few.
The activities also provide virtual-reality labs in which students can create experiments in physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, and more. Students can even sculpt or design their own prototypes using zSpace Studio and print their creations in our 3D printer.