Students of the NASA-funded afterschool NOVAS program in collaboration with Hi-Impact Consultancy in the UK recently launched a Labdisc with a high altitude weather balloon to the edge of space. The students' mission was to take pictures of Earth from space.
The SAILS (Strategies for Assessing Inquiry Learning in Science) project is an international initiative aimed at developing new methods for assessing the skills of students engaged in inquiry based science activities. The project is has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program for research technological development and demonstration.
For Chemistry, this Titration experiment introduces students to the common laboratory method of quantitative chemical analysis that is used to determine the unknown concentration of a solution using the Labdisc pH sensor.
Introducing the new external magnetic field sensor this Physics experiment explores the Biot-Savart Law in measuring the magnetic field intensity variations around an inducting coil.
Another new experiment for Physics investigates Hooke's Law with the Dymo Wireless Force and Accelerometer sensor, studying the linear relationship of F = -kX.