Secondary Resources

Posted in Secondary Resources

Teacher resources for secondary/higher schools.

 

Video resources

 

Speed of sound through a solid

A video showing how to setup and then perform an experiment to measure the Speed of Sound in a solid.

LogIT equipment required: Observer data logger, 1 x Designer sensor (digital)

 

Measuring Speed of Sound in Air

A video showing how to setup and then perform an experiment to measure the Speed of Sound in Air.

LogIT equipment required: Observer data logger, 2 x Sound Wave sensors with extension cables 

 

G by Freefall

A video showing how to create and save a SensorLab Plus template to record 'G' by Freefall.

LogIT equipment required: LogIT data logger, 2 x Light gates

 

Photosynthesis

A video showing how to setup and then perform an experiment to show Photosynthesis.

LogIT equipment required: LogIT data logger, DO2 probe, LUX/Light sensor

 

Calibrating a DO2 probe

A video showing how to calibrate a Dissolved Oxygen probe.

LogIT equipment required: LogIT data logger, DO2 probe

 

Measuring Speed of Sound in a tube

A video showing how to measure the speed of a reflected sound wave in a 1m long tube.

LogIT equipment required: LogIT Observer data logger, Sound Wave sensor with extension cable

 

Calibrating a pH adapter

A video showing how to calibrate an adjustable pH adapter.

LogIT equipment required: LogIT Observer data logger, Adjustable pH adapter with pH probe

 

iPad video manuals 

A collection of Video manuals showing how to use SensorLab for IOS with Observer

 

S.T.E.M. - Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths

STEM Keeping warm resource for uLog USB sensors 
Investigating the design of a new type of beach clothing.
Compatible Sensor: uLog Temperature

STEM Energy harvesting resource for uLog USB sensors 
Investigating the design of an electric generator on board a yacht.
Compatible Sensor: uLog pH•Ion•mV adapter, BNC to 4mm adapter

STEM Engine mount resource for uLog USB sensors 
Investigating the design of an engine mount to reduce engine noise.
Compatible Sensor: uLog Sound sensor

STEM Speed of sound resource for uLog USB sensors 
Methods for calculating the speed of sound.
Compatible Sensor: uLog Ranger

STEM Looking at vibrations resource for uLog USB sensors 
Investigating how designs are tested for suitability.
Compatible Sensor: uLog Microsense adapter, Force sensor

STEM resource booklet for uLog USB sensors 
The above 5 resources in booklet format introducing the use of the uLog USB sensors. 

 

 

Biology

The sun as a source of heat & light. 
Relationship between the amount of light observed & the associated air temperature. 
Compatible Sensor: Lux sensor Temp sensor

 

Water Analysis. Eutrophication. 
Measuring the formation of algae in water. 
Compatible Sensor: Colorimeter

 

Why animals Huddle. 
Why animals such as penguins, huddle for warmth. 
Compatible Sensor: 2 x Temp

 

Time/Speed of a person. 
Timing of a person over distance. 
Compatible Sensor: Pressure Mats

 

Exercise & Pulse Rate.
Measuring heart rate during exercise. 
Compatible Sensor: Wireless Heart Receiver

 

Chemistry

Endothermic Reactions. 
Demonstrating an endothermic reaction. Difference between physical & chemical change. Rate of reaction.
Compatible Sensor: Temp sensor

Beer's Law. 
Proving Beer’s law. 
Compatible Sensor: Colorimeter

 

Physics

Keeping warm. 
To show that some materials are better insulators than others. Compare everyday materials & investigate their application. 
Compatible Sensor: Temp Sensor

 

Monitoring Sound Waves (Blackbox, Voyager, DataVision only). 
Examining sound waves with Oscilloscope function. Changes in frequency & amplitude. 
Compatible Sensor:  Sound wave sensor

 

Speed of Sound (DataVision only). 
Measuring the speed of sound. 
Compatible Sensor: 2 x Sound Wave sensors

Simple Harmonic Motion. 
How the length of a pendulum affects the time period. 
Compatible Sensor: Light Gate

 

Testing Sun glasses. 
To compare different sun glasses in order to discover which provide best UV protection. Investigating UV A & B.
Compatible Sensor: Ultra Violet sensor

 

Perfect Curtains. 
Materials are often chosen for specific applications depending on the way they affect light. 
Compatible Sensor: Light

 

Braking distance. 
Measuring the breaking distance of a bicycle. 
Compatible Sensor: Pressure Mats

 

Sound Proofing. 
To examine how different materials can act as Sound reducing barriers.
Compatible Sensor: Sound sensor.

 

Sound and Distance. 
Investigate the property of sound volume.
Compatible Sensor: Sound sensor.

The Leslie Cube. 
Comparing energy radiated from a dull black and shiny silver surface.
Compatible Sensor: IR sensor.

 

Acceleration due to gravity. 
Two different methods to calculate the acceleration due to gravity.
Compatible Sensor: Light gates

 

Force and Displacement. 
Investigate how Force changes due to changing displacement of a spring.
Compatible Sensor: Force sensor.

 

Electrosmog. 
Measure Environmental Electrosmog from electrical devices.
Compatible Sensor: Electrosmog sensor.

 

Ideas for Force experiments. 
Some additional experimental ideas for using the Force sensor.
Compatible Sensor: Force sensor.