Data Recorders for your Research Questions
Many classrooms monitor outdoor temperatures throughout the winter and spring seasons. Temperature recording equipment can have a high mortality rate in a school yard setting. Here is your chance to try some new temperature monitoring technology.
A temperature probe combined with a data recorder can give you authentic data for your experimental plots and experiments. There are so many neat ways these could be used with your studies; look at some things already being tested:
other classrooms to develop your own experiments!
Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations. (5-8)
Plan and conduct a simple investigation. (K-4)
Design and conduct a scientific investigation.(5-8)
Employ simple equipment/tools to gather data and extend senses. (K-4)
Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze, and interpret data. (5-8)
Simple instruments, such as magnifiers, thermometers, and rulers, provide more information than scientists obtain using only their senses. (K-4)