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Labdisc brings abstract science alive in a rural South African secondary School

Christopher Maxwell, STEM Product Manager at Edit Microsystems visited a rural South African school where 800 students must share a single science lab equipped with 11 computers.  The school invited Mr. Maxwell to provide 11th grade learners, struggling with complicated science concepts, with some Labdisc inspiration. Mr. Maxwell took the Labdisc to address two of the more abstract topics in the local curriculum: Boyle’s Law and Newton’s Laws of Motion.

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Students at Charlotte Beach Use the DataHub to Analyze Water Quality

Middle school students from the “Get Real Environmental Action Camp” use the DataHub at Ontario Beach Park to test their lake water for bacteria. Aided by University of Rochester Chemistry and Biology graduate students, the 6th and 7th graders made a hypothesis about the water health at their local beach.

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Chile Raises the Nation’s Science Awareness with the Labdisc

Chile’s national science education trends have far greater ambitions than just producing tomorrow’s scientists, doctors and researchers. In fact the aim is to create a whole generation of citizens with a higher scientific consciousness and awareness of their surroundings. Based on this, the Chilean national curriculum requires technology that can support experiential learning that places science in a real-life context.

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Labdisc Case Study in Russian Elementary School

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.

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