In this issue:
Volume 1, Issue 2, June 2005

by Shelley Wilcox
by Scott Parker
by Alan Zisman
by Glen Holmes
by Shelley Wilcox
by James McConville
by Wayne Ulian
by Alan Zisman
by Kevin Amboe
by Chris Rozitis
by James McConville
by Ray Steigvilas

Integration of Technology and Science

by Kevin Amboe, amboe_k@sd36.bc.ca

I love teaching science as a hands on subject.  With a camera, microscope, computer and projector students can explore the world around them in a unique visual way.

The digital microscope connects to PC or Mac computers through a USB connection.  Once connected, students can take still pictures, interval pictures, or short movie clips of a magnified world.  The Proscope digital microscope comes standard with a 50X lens; however a 200X is also available.

Below is a short list of suggestions for integration of digital images from both a camera and digital microscope:


K – Observations skills.  Students can explore and discover
1 – Classification
2 – Identify properties of solids, liquids, gases, and soil.
3 – Describe shapes that are part of natural and human built structures
4 – Properties of Color and Light
5 – Investigate the human body
6 – Examine things not visible with the naked eye
7 – Evaluate the human impacts on local ecosystems – compaction, road / rock types, weeds

 
Samples of photos with Digital Camera


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On the following website are over 200 photos taken with a Pentax Optio MX 10X digital camera and a Proscope 50X and 200X digital microscope.    http://fc.sd36.bc.ca/~amboe_k/Digital%20Microscope/USB.html

A draft of suggested links for Science are included as well at:
        http://fc.sd36.bc.ca/~amboe_k/Digital%20Microscope/Using the proscope.doc

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