ERIC Number: ED300211
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Buttons, Computers and Data Base: Integrating Computers into Science Programs Using AppleWorks.
Schlenker, Richard M.
This document suggests that the activity described can be used from kindergarten through adulthood. The activity involves measuring, counting, categorizing, group processes, construction of computer data base files, construction and/or use of data tables, data gathering, making observations, the study of shape, the computation of area, the computation of volume, the manipulating and printing of computer files and the evaluation of data trends. For older students and adults, writing skills and/or scientific writing may be added to the list. One goal of the activity is to illustrate how easily computers can be integrated into a science program. The activity uses rulers, a random collection of buttons, and the AppleWorks database. After gathering as much data as possible in some organized fashion, students work individually on the computer. Once the data gathering phase has been completed, a computer data base file is built, data entered in the file and the data base manipulated as data trends are sought. Instructions for the construction of the data base are attached, comprising three-fourths of the paper. (PK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Dependents Schools (DOD), Washington, DC. Pacific Region.