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ERIC Number: EJ1159460
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Bird's-Eye View of Sampling Sites: Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to Make Chemistry Fieldwork Videos
Fung, Fun Man; Watts, Simon Francis
Journal of Chemical Education, v94 n10 p1557-1561 Oct 2017
Drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), usually helicopters or airplanes, are commonly used for warfare, aerial surveillance, and recreation. In recent years, drones have become more accessible to the public as a platform for photography. In this report, we explore the use of drones as a new technological filming tool to enhance student learning in the field of analytical and environmental chemistry. In particular, chemistry students have difficulty in applying knowledge learned in the practical context, e.g., finding potential sites for soil sampling. Our effort was focused on improving the understanding of terrain and examining potential "good" sampling sites by providing instructor's point of view (IPOV) videos filmed with a drone. Students responded positively to this innovative filming method in a perception survey. The merits and challenges of filming with drones will be discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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