Magazine article Technology & Learning

Five Ways to Use Video Equipment in Science Labs

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Five Ways to Use Video Equipment in Science Labs

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Science and computer teachers from the Convent/Stuart Hall of the Sacred Heart Elementary School in San Francisco, share the following ways they use video in their labs:

1. INSTANT REPLAY FOR CHEMICAL AND PHYSICAL CHANGES, By using the viewfinder of a video camera, students don't even need to connect to a computer to review the reaction again and again before writing it up in a lab report.

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2. SLOW MOTION: Taking video of a reaction or something that happens too quickly for the human eye. One example is the experiment comparing the rotation of helicopter blades made from different types of paper. Students download the video onto the computer and use the slow motion feature to count rotations.

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3. STUDENTS CAN RECORD THEIR PREDICTIONS OF RESULTS ON VIDEO. After the experiment, they describe what happened, make changes, and videotape the results with commentary.

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