How writing, communicating or presenting science can be helped by using a word processor or Powerpoint.
Here follow some starter projects for computer control and coding.
How science topics can be helped by using an IT measuring tool called a sensor. Explained, with examples nearby (from ‘IT in primary science’ by Roger Frost).
How data handling in science topics can be helped by using an IT tool called a spreadsheet program. Explained, with examples (from ‘IT in primary science’ by Roger Frost).
A ‘branching database is a must-try activity for sorting items and classifying animals.
About databases and how different types of graph are useful
ideas for earth and space topics in primary science
ideas for earth / weather topics in primary science
ideas using IT in a topic covering sound in primary science
Ideas for using IT in topics about light
lots of ideas using IT in a forces topic in primary science
IT ideas for an electricity topic
IT ideas for primary science topics covering heat, energy, temperature, keeping warm.
IT ideas for topics involving heating, burning and changing materials
IT ideas for topics about choosing materials, what things are made of and so on.
IT ideas for primary science topics about recycling
Primary science IT ideas for topics concerning plants
IT ideas for topics around birds
IT ideas for topics including animals
IT ideas for science topics involving food and diet
Ideas to use IT in primary school topics on health
IT ideas for topics about ourselves and human variation
Most substances reflect some light and that is why we can see them. White light is a mixture of many colours mixed together. When white light shines on say, a blue fabric, the fabric reflects blue and absorbs every colour except blue. Similarly a red fabric reflects red and absorbs all other colours. A black fabric …
We need light to see things and light comes from something that is hot or burning. A torch or light bulb has tungsten wire which glows when hot. Candles produce light by burning chemicals. Some light ..
Noise is sound being a nuisance or causing ear damage but sound proofing against this is difficult. This is because all sorts of materials vibrate and transmit sound. Having sound absorbers, such as carpets and curtains helps to absorb sound. Also ..
Materials which set up vibrations in the air make sound. These vibrations are little ‘puffs’ of higher air pressure followed by gaps of lower air pressure …
Hot things cool because they lose heat to their surroundings. We can help them to cool by making the surroundings cooler (by blowing) or by conducting heat away with a spoon. The greater the difference..
Babies and adults are warmer than their surroundings and constantly lose heat to it. Other things being equal, how quickly they lose heat depends on their size and the surrounding temperature. The
If a cup of hot water has a higher temperature than the room, it loses heat energy to the room. In contrast, ice water, which has a lower temperature than the room, will gain heat energy from the room. Knowing the temperature of
Weather station With a data logger several sensors can be used together to monitor the weather over periods lasting weeks. Suitable sensors include temperature, pressure, humidity, light or even a rotation sensor to check...
Burning a candle As a candle burns oxygen is used and heat and water are produced. A few sensors can be used to monitor this process – including a light sensor to indicate when...
Thermometric titration As acid reacts with alkali the pH changes and heat is evolved. This heat of neutralisation can be easily monitored using sensors – to produce a graph of temperature and pH against...
Acid-base titration As acid drains into alkali the pH changes. This can be monitored using a pH sensor and instantly produce a graph of pH against volume. The volume of acid added is entered...
Rates: marble and acid Apparatus Clamps, bosses, & stands, marble pieces (large, medium and small sizes), 1M hydrochloric acid HCl, flask, bung, delivery tube, a good gas syringe. Interface, position sensor. Setting up Set...