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The Use of the Graphing Calculator in Teaching Science (SIP052)
This project evaluated whether Texas Instruments' datalogging equipment was a practical and effective data applications tool appropriate to select experiments and investigations on junior cycle and senior cycle curricula.
Duration
18 months
Lead Organisation
Sutton Park School, Co. Dublin
Project Aims
  • To investigate how datalogging using Texas Instruments' graphics calculator and data acquisition equipment can enhance practical work in selected experiments across the junior cycle and senior cycle curricula.
  • To give students and teachers a competence in using datalogging equipment in laboratory work.
  • To investigate the factors involved in training teachers how to use graphics calculators and computers in the teaching of science.
  • To evaluate the software used in conjunction with the graphics calculator.
Indicative Outcomes
  • Evaluation of the appropriateness of Texas Instruments' datalogging apparatus for use within the Irish second-level science curricula.
  • Development and dissemination of student and teacher resources relating to datalogging.
  • Evaluation of the graphic analysis software used in conjunction with the Texas Instruments calculator-based laboratory system.
Participating Schools
Portmarnock Community School, Co. Dublin
Further Information

finalreport052.pdf
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