Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Data Logging and the Australian National Curriculum

My colleague, Peter Niass, has done a great video on the use use of data loggers in Year 10 Science. He takes a very basic experiment that is usually done with balloons and elevates it to real science using the NovaLink Data logger. This makes the experiment much more worthwhile and gives student a look at real science as well as fulfils the requirements of the ACARA documents.

Nice job Peter! I'm looking forward to more of these.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Aeroplanes, aircraft, things that fly

Stumbleupon is an awesome time waster but every now and then it throws up a gem.

The national Museum of the US Air Force has a virtual tour that is one of the best I have ever seen.

If you like you aircraft this is as close as you are going to get to being there. a really well made virtual tour of the museum. My favourite cold war super plane is there - the SR-71 Blackbird.

To back it up they also have a range of resources for teachers -

and a range of fact sheets for every aircraft there.