Real-Time Science Tools for K-12 Tele-Experimentation
Lynette McGregor, Wartburg College, United States ; Connie Hargrave, Iowa State University, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-47-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
Science tools that are too expensive for a typical K-12 classroom (i.e. an electron microscope or a radio telescope) can now be accessed and controlled via the Internet. Interactive technologies, such as simulations and remote sensing equipment, provide limited levels of interaction, manipulation and data collection In this paper eight on-line science tools, four microscopes and four telescopes, available to K-12 teachers and students are presented. These tools are made available by a variety of institutions, which encourage various of levels of collaboration among the students and research scientists. The different modes of collaboration that can occur with these tools and levels of use and control are further illustrated.
McGregor, L. & Hargrave, C. (2003). Real-Time Science Tools for K-12 Tele-Experimentation. In C. Crawford, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2003--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 3034-3040). Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).