Open Access To 3D Printed Pollen Types

Taking science class to a whole new level

If you are a teacher, you know that engaging your students can be challenging, especially when some things seem impossible to access. One science teacher that focuses on pollen was able to help students learn about this fascinating part of life by adopting the latest technology. He was able to 3D print models of actual pollen from around the world. This allowed his students to understand the difference on a physical level and enable them to use 3D laser scanning devices to study the different pollen in-depth. How cool!

No one realizes the effect pollen has on the earth and ourselves unless they start having allergies. On top of that, many other teachers have not yet adopted the tools or pieces of technology to make these models possible. By 3D printing large examples of pollen, it creates a way for students to visually see things, interact with the models, and share them worldwide.

There are so many reasons why 3D laser scanning and printing can be amazing for schools, especially science. It has created unlimited possibilities and a way to communicate beyond words. We truly can’t wait to see how more students are learning thanks to 3D tech.

Why schools should be using 3D laser scanning

3D laser scanning has shaped the way we teach students and changed the way they learn about things. Many schools are now trying to adopt this technology because of all of the many benefits they see.

Saving and referencing

3D laser scanning allows for the most accurate scans of something to be taken. It saves all of the information in the cloud, which is a giant server. From there, it can’t be erased. This makes it the perfect place to save information for future reference. You can compare all of the scans or the same object years apart.

Communication across the world

This allows for students to send each other scans of objects they do not typically see in their country. Say a student in Europe needs to study an object that is only found in South America, how are they supposed to do that? The best thing is someone can send accurate scans of the object and send it to the other person. It allows students to have access to more information for free and truly start learning.


None of the objects, people, or particles will be destroyed or hurt. The process of taking a scan is completely non-invasive. Nothing has to be touched. Everything is done through rapid pictures, sensors, and lasers. There is no handling involved.

Physical models made real

Being in school and teaching a class can be so difficult. It is hard to make things like atoms, particles, and small objects come to life. Not anymore. 3D laser scanning is so accurate many of them can scan the smallest details and objects, and then you can print them into real-life models. This brings information to life.

Versatility with information

The best thing about 3D laser scanning is there are more options than just scanning and printing. You can save the information for years, send it as a file, print it, or even create a virtual reality with the information. The possibilities are endless.

Final thoughts

We have seen many uses emerge with 3D laser scanning. Lately, more schools are adopting this technology as a way to share more information and make it fun. Providing fun and interactive ways to learn hard concepts will be the new trend of 2021.

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