Bring STEM to Life with Data Collection Technology
My students need 8 Vernier digital temperature sensors and Vernier Go!Link interfaces to allow them to accurately read temperatures and graphically display the temperature data on laptops in real time during science labs.
My school community includes a large population of Hispanic and Chaldean immigrant families.
With over 79% of my students being economically disadvantaged and 17% with limited English proficiency, they enter my middle school science classroom facing many obstacles.
But these challenges become opportunities for developing grit and growing a passion for learning as I strive to engage them in science that addresses real world phenomena with 21st-century solutions. They just need some 21st-century science tools to help them reach their potential.
The digital temperature sensors will allow students to analyze and interpret data for many investigations involving temperature. These include investigating heating of land and water, the greenhouse effect, solar homes, the cause of seasons, phase changes, etc.... just to name a few. These are extremely versatile tools to be used for years to come.
With the ability to accurately collect temperature data in real time and have it displayed graphically on laptops using the Vernier Go!Link interface, students will have the 21st-century tools they need to gather evidence like real scientists do.
The actual doing of science will pique students’ curiosity, capture their interest, motivate their continued study and help them recognize that the work of scientists has deeply affected the world they live in. Students may then recognize that science can help solve challenges that confront society today.
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