Review for:Logger Pro

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posted: on November 27, 2006 at 9:54PM

My rating of this resource: *****

My experience using this resource:

Topic I was teaching:
Hard to pick just one topic -- have used it in a wide variety of topics. I will talk about it with respect to kinematics.

My learning goal for which this resource was used:
To understand kinematic graphs -- distance vs. time, velocity vs. time, acceleration vs. time.

Course Level:
A.P., Honors or Advanced, Intro or Regular, Remedial

How I/my students used the resource:
We used it in lab trying to figure out how we had to move to make certain graphs. Then describing how we moved. We could see what differences in speed make to graph, what an accelerated vs. a constant velocity graph looked like, how walking towards graphs were different from walking away graphs.

Value Added:
Provides visualization or animation, Increases graphing skills, Increases modeling skills, Provides access to data sets, Provides access to remote instrumentation, Increases data collection & analysis skills, Provides practice or tutorial, Increases student engagement and motivation

Much of the drudgery in physics goes away. For example, the program makes a good scale to graphs, and makes the best fit to the data. You have more time to talk about the physics of the situation and less on massaging the data into a useable format.

You can also do video data analysis.

Very few.

Might have some difficulty in connecting the computer to the logger pro. When using it remotely, you need to be sure you don't run out of batteries.

Timers can be a bit tricky to set up.

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