Education Technology

Challenge students to use and think about how technology can be used to model, analyze and explain math with standards-aligned activities in seven science subjects.

Activities can be used as is or edited to support specific objectives, align with popular text books and include technology tips to help you focus the learning and address student misconceptions.

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Life Science: The Bigger the Better?

In this activity, students calculate the surface area and volume of different shaped cell models. They develop an understanding of the differences in cells and their function. 
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Earth Science: Shedding Light on the Weather with Relative Humidity

Students will collect the data for temperature and relative humidity, plot the data and look for the patterns displayed by the three plots and relate them to your experiences. 

Physical Science: Two Hot, Two Cold

Students collect both Celsius and Fahrenheit temperature data for several water samples of varying temperatures. They use the data to find a conversion equation that will calculate the Fahrenheit temperature for any given Celsius temperature. 
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Biology: Get on the Stick

In this activity, students will use a motion detector to the measure the reaction time of other students. They graph the data from trials conducted in the class and analyze trends. They then calculate drop distance from reaction time. 

Chemistry: I’m Melting, I’m Melting

In this experiment, students will use the Vernier EasyTemp® USB temperature sensor to determine the change in thermal energy for a given mass of ice, the heat of fusion of ice and percent error.

Physics: Steppin’ Out

Students will use the Data/Graphs Wizard tool to graph data and determine a line that best fits your data and use the Data/Graphs Wizard tool to identify the relationship between stride length and height.

Forensics: Murder in the First Degree — The Death of Mr. Spud

Students model the process of cooling and use a cooling curve to simulate a forensic scenario to predict the time of death. They use technology to find an exponential plot.