High school students' lack of knowledge regarding 3D printers. Answered
Has anyone else come upon the severe lack of knowledge about 3D printers by high school students, and possibly people in general as well?
Today, my teacher announced to my art class that: "Some architects will be coming in to show us their 3D printer that they built".
Then, practically every student started to say things such as: "what the hell is that?".
The teacher then said that: "it's like a printer, but it prints things out in 3D".
After that, one student asked: "so it like prints stuff out on paper in 3D?"
So the teacher replied: "no, it prints objects out in 3D".
Then, the same student asked again: "so it prints stuff out onto paper in 3D.....?".
It went on like this for about 5 minutes, until the teacher got tired of explaining from her limited knowledge of 3D printers.
After the teacher managed to end the conversation, I heard murmurs from the others saying things like: "I don't get it..?" and "That doesn't make any sense..".
Has anyone else encountered this?
(not that I'm an expert on 3D printers or anything..)