Environmental Testing and Analysis Using Technology
My students need an Apple iPad.
This project expired on May 25, 2011.
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I want my students to feel like they are real scientists as they complete environmental research studies around our school and community. I want them to be able to use the equipment and technology that scientists use such as an iPad for data collection and analysis.
I teach biology and environmental science in a small, rural high school.
Our students come from a rural background in a poor county. There are no funds for even the most basic of science equipment. Our school's focus is on project based learning. I would like for my students to be able to incorporate technology into their environmental work.
This year my students will be concentrating on environmental problems around our school and the adjoining community. Students will work in small groups on their projects. They will be testing water quality in our stream and testing the soil around the school. Students will be looking for evidence of environmental problems, documenting these problems, and trying to come up with solutions to the problems.
I would like students to have the opportunity to input their data into the iPad as they complete their scientific tests. Students will be able to use software such as logger pro to analyze their results. Students will be able to determinations of environmental problems on the spot.
In addition, these students will become proficient in using another piece of technology equipment.
With your donation of an iPad my students can record, and analyze data on the spot in the field.
They will have access to immediate feedback on their results. My students will learn to use the same technology that real scientists use.
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