At Regina, new software enhances science education


By Celine Klosterman

Seventh-graders Logan Cook and Laura Lorenger virtually dissect a human body using Cyber Science 3D technology May 16. The software was installed in their life science classroom at Regina Catholic Education Center in Iowa City last month.

IOWA CITY — The lights are dimmed. Twenty-one seventh-graders at Regina Catholic Education Center fall silent as they watch for an image to flash onto the screen in front of their classroom.
“Let me wake my guy up. I’m excited to show him to you today,” says their life science teacher, Diane Coffin.
With the click of a button, an image of a human body appears. “We’re going to peel him,” Coffin announces.
Students approach the giant touchscreen and, using just their fingertips, begin peeling off sections of the figure’s chest to expose muscles underneath. Seventh-graders smile and giggle as the name of each muscle they touch flashes onto the screen.

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