Using Digital Tools in the Field

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Subject: Math

Objectives

  • Students will record measurements of real world data.
  • Students will use data to evaluate environmental conditions.
  • Students will complete standard calculations and conversions using collected data.

Procedure

  • Prior to this lesson, students learn about the pH scale and several other common systems used to evaluate water and soil quality. During this experience, students choose appropriate technology tools to measure different environmental factors.
  • Students use digital probes to measure water quality.
  • Students use digital probes to measure pH of soil samples.
  • Students use compile and analyze data.
  • Students compare their data to established scales.
  • Students make recommendations based on the data collected.

Technology Present

  • Digital probes
  • Mobile computers

Grade Level: 6-8

Note: The TIM is about teaching, not technology. The placement of videos on the TIM is based entirely on the teaching practices demonstrated in the lesson and not on the specific technology employed. Simple or even out-dated technology can be used at the higher levels of technology integration just as the latest or most complex technology can be used at lower levels.

Video Reference Number: 1054

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