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Datalogging in Teaching Science (SIP002)
This project investigated the most suitable types of datalogging hardware and software for use in physics and chemistry laboratory experiments in Irish second-level schools.
18 months
Lead Organisation
Carrigaline Community School, Co. Cork
Project Aims
  • To investigate how datalogging using computer technology can enhance practical work in physics and chemistry.
  • To ascertain the most suitable datalogging computer equipment for use in teaching the science curriculum in Ireland.
  • To give students and teachers a competence in using datalogging equipment in laboratory work.
  • To investigate the factors involved in training teachers in the use of computer technology in the teaching of physics and chemistry.
Indicative Outcomes
  • Identification of good computer-based teaching methodology in the areas of physics and chemistry.
  • Through the experience of working with various datalogging systems and different CD ROM software, resource material is developed and disseminated through the network of the Irish Science Teachers' Association.
  • Teacher skills in this area upgraded through in-service training.
  • Identification of the best datalogging solution for Irish post-primary schools for teaching physics and chemistry.
Participating Schools
Maynooth Post-Primary School, Co. Kildare
St Caiman's Community School, Co. Clare
St Brendan's College, Co. Kerry
St Colman's College, Co. Cork
Christian Brothers College, Cork
Coláiste an Chroí Naofa, Co. Cork
Tallaght Community School, Dublin 24
Blackrock College, Co. Dublin
Coláiste Mhuire, Co. Cork
Presentation College, Cork
Coláiste Chríost Rí, Cork
Sutton Park School, Co. Dublin
Further Information

Final Report
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