home - login - register

PERC 2014 Abstract Detail Page

Previous Page  |  New Search  |  Browse All

Abstract Title: Using IOLab to connect real-world experiences to controlled laboratory experiments
Abstract: Scientific experiments, by their very nature, control conditions and variables with the goal of ensuring that what the experimenters think they are testing is what is actually being tested. However, we bring an intuition honed by real-world experiences, where myriad factors contribute to the behavior that we see. Bridging this gap can be a challenge both for learners and instructors. By utilizing a recently-developed wireless data acquisition system, the IOLab, for pre-lab experiences where students will gather data about real-world activities for which they have extensive personal intuition, we hope to reduce that challenge and provide a framework for students to engage in the scientific enterprise. By the end of the course, students will develop their own novel research activities and present their results to their classmates.
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Eric C. Martell
Millikin University
1184 W. Main St.
Decatur, IL 62522
Phone: 2174243582