You’re a high school science teacher and your class is learning about dinosaurs. You can’t exactly run to the local dino bone barn and buy some bargain bones for them to see first-hand. But what if you had access to a 3D printer? Enter the American Museum of Natural History’s education department, which is experimenting with scanning and printing bones.
Over the summer, the AMNH hosted a camp called "Discovering Dinosaurs," where students were able to put together their own models using 3D-printed parts. And the museum hasn't stopped its exploration of 3D printing. Gizmodo recently paid a visit to the AMNH, where we spent a morning with Barry Joseph, the museum’s Associate Director for Digital Learning, Youth Initiatives.