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Integration Of Real Time Sensor Based Experiments In High School Science Labs: A Gk 12 Project

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2005 Annual Conference


Portland, Oregon

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June 12, 2005

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June 12, 2005

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June 15, 2005



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K-12 Poster Session

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10.806.1 - 10.806.12



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Sookram Sobhan

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Noel Kriftcher

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Nerik Yakubov

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Alon Kadashev

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Magued Iskander

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Vikram Kapila

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Session 1510

Integration of Real-Time Sensor Based Experiments in High School Science Labs: a GK-12 Project

Nerik Yakubov, Sookram Sobhan, Magued Iskander, Vikram Kapila, Noel Kriftcher, and Alon Kadashev

Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY 11201 Email: [nyakub01@utopia, ssobha01@utopia, iskander@duke, vkapila@duke, nkrift@duke, akadas01@utopia]


Polytechnic University and four public high schools in New York City (NYC) are partners in a project focused on enhancing the educational experience of students through the integration of modern sensing and data acquisition technologies into science labs. Computerized data acquisition and sensor-based science labs are believed to excite students’ hidden curiosity for science, impart technology literacy, allow for exploring scientific concepts, and interest students to strive for achievement in science and math courses. This paper presents some of the developed sensor-based physics experiments along with the motivation and preliminary observations.

1. Introduction

The prevalence of computer technology in all facets of human life is rendering conventional high school science labs obsolete. Traditional labs are often outdated since they necessitate manual operation and allow only limited data collection, thus constraining students and inhibiting opportunities for them to excel in a technologically advanced society. Furthermore, the uninspiring nature of such labs fails to capture the imagination of students, which leads to their losing interest in studying science [1]. Experience with obsolete and unappealing science labs causes too many students to develop a negative view of science and what scientists do, and they never develop an understanding of how scientists address problems.

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Sobhan, S., & Kriftcher, N., & Yakubov, N., & Kadashev, A., & Iskander, M., & Kapila, V. (2005, June), Integration Of Real Time Sensor Based Experiments In High School Science Labs: A Gk 12 Project Paper presented at 2005 Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon. 10.18260/1-2--14568

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