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ERIC Number: EJ876149
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Make Your Own Digital Thermometer!
Sorey, Timothy; Willard, Teri; Kim, Bom
Science Teacher, v77 n3 p56-60 Mar 2010
In the hands-on, guided-inquiry lesson presented in this article, high school students create, calibrate, and apply an affordable scientific-grade instrument (Lapp and Cyrus 2000). In just four class periods, they build a homemade integrated circuit (IC) digital thermometer, apply a math model to calibrate their instrument, and ask a researchable question that can be answered using the thermometer they create. This activity uses the 5E learning cycle--engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate--to help physical science students discover the many connections between math and science (Karplus 1979). (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A