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their own simulations . Teachers can have students participate in virtual labsby searching for the topic of interest, such as frog dissection or chemicalbonding, and the wordsvirtual labDigital lab equipment is no longer accessible only by scientists inprofessional lab settings . Students, too, may take advantage of digital labequipment in their very own classrooms . Tools, such as digital microscopes,digital scales, digital thermometers, digital oscilloscopes, digital pH metersand voltage meters, digital calipers, soil and water testing kits, incubators,DNA testing kits, portable weather stations, any tools requiring batteriesor electricity to function, and solar-powered devices, are available .Additionally, the graphing calculators mentioned earlier have attachments,such as a CBR device, which measures motion, and temperature probes toextend their use . By attaching these tools to graphing calculators, studentsmay apply mathematical concepts as they conduct scientific investigationsand make observations of the world around them .Did you know that many digitalmeasurement tools, such as decibelreaders, can be downloaded and used asapps? Before searching through onlinecatalogs and spending precious financialresources on products and tools, checkyour app store for free resources.EBSCOhost - printed on 2/16/2020 6:19 PM via TEXAS A&M UNIV - COLLEGE STATION. All use subject to
84Educational publishing companies are coming out with digital sciencelearning programs . For schools with one-to-one technology or for schoolslooking to advance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics(STEM) programs, these are 21st century viable options for schools topursue . These programs include tutorials, instructional interactive videos,simulation-based activities, online journals, record keeping, and quizzes .Schools without one-to-one technology may be interested in these dynamicprograms on a limited basis to challenge students in science and extendtheir knowledge . Students who have a strong understanding of the scienceconcepts in their grade level may benefit from some independent learningusing these digital instructional programs .Let us not forget the instant connectivity technology offers students . Toteach students how scientists collaborate, why not allow them to collaboratewith a scientist? Teachers have many options to bring the world of scienceright into their classrooms . They can join science chat rooms or blogs,pose questions on “Ask a Scientist” websites, watch live scientists in actionvia real-time video streams, or engage in a conversation with a scientistthrough video chatting . All of these help build students’ understanding ofwhat a scientist is and what he or she does . Teachers can tap local resources,such as engineers, lab technicians, meteorologists, and even plumbers andelectricians, who use scientific processes and concepts on a daily basis .

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Professor
Matthew Etchells
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