Mobile labs offer high-tech boost to education

Mobile science labs are allowing Bronx and city students to get high-tech educations while saving taxpayers money.P.S. 83 is one of about 175 city schools

THE BRONX - Mobile science labs are allowing Bronx and city students to get high-tech educations while saving taxpayers money.

P.S. 83 is one of about 175 city schools making use of the portable labs. Some of the tools the labs provide to students are projection screens, mini-computers and remote controls for taking tests. The projection screens function as updated blackboards while the mini-computers let the children perform their experiments and do calculations in a high tech fashion.

The price tag on the labs is about $50,000. School officials say one mobile lab can service a full school, while it would cost $500,000 to build just one new classroom lab.

School representatives say that in a technology-driven world it is imperative that students learn by using high-tech devices. P.S. 83 science teacher Sadie Weihe says her class uses interactive materials every day as opposed to text-based lessons.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Con Edison has offered a few tips you 1 Con Ed offers storm safety tips
VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks 2 VIDEO: Discovery of human remains in freezer shocks neighbors
Man loses finger after machete attack in the 3 Man loses finger after machete attack in the Bronx
Police have made an arrest in connection with 4 Police arrest man accused of hiding body parts at Hunts Point waste station
Norwood residents are advocating for more security and 5 Residents demand better security, lighting after man beaten in lobby

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE