Science, Sensors and Graphs in Primary Schools

Ed van den Berg, Frank Schweickert, Rosea van den Berg

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Abstract

Within the framework of the European POLLEN project, we developed a series of activities with sensors and graphs for Dutch primary schools – i.e. for children 10 to 12 years of age. Lessons were piloted with 282 children and their teachers at four primary schools in the inner city of Amsterdam. The simplified interface €Sense in combination with the software Coach Lite allows for measuring and graphing temperature, light, and sound. The activities use minimal text, and focus on the exploration of the sensors as a tool for free investigations. The paper reports on what the children learned and on criteria and boundary conditions for making ICT enriched activities work in primary schools.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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