Many science teachers are struggling to find appropriate technology that will be easy to use and motivate their students. Complicated, bulky data loggers that connect by cable to various sensors and accessories are not a realistic option when trying to engage young students in hands-on activity.
Teachers need tools that can be applied immediately and don’t require too much time in setup and preparation.
Sergey Lowjagin, a curriculum developer and physics teacher at the School of the Future, Moscow, currently uses the Labdisc to teach his 7th and 8th grade students science.
“The Labdisc “is” inquiry. with it, students are able to measure, investigate, solve problems and then construct their own experiments so they can prove their hypotheses.”