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Activity Description of "Don't Get Rid of That Old Apple II !"

Title Don't Get Rid of That Old Apple II !
Audience All science teachers
Abstract While most teachers can't afford a class set of computers for everyone to use, they can afford a class set of Apple II's. These machines can be used as probes and sensors for laboratory activities. They can be used for all levels / grades of science. Author was given 11 Apple II's that were going to be discarded. For approximately $250 they were fitted with Voltagle Input Unit that are capable of using probes/sensors from the Vernier company. Probes /sensors that my science dept. already had: dissolved oxygen, EKG, Light, magnetic field, force gauges, photogates, heart rate monitors, pH, temperature, etc. They can also use the computers as graphing programs to manipulate the data collected with the probes /sensors.
Author April Sims
Email aprilcel@tenet.edu
Unifying Concept Change, constancy, and measurement
Science and Technology Abilities of technological design
Science as Inquiry Understandings about scientific inquiry
History and Nature of Science
Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
Life, Physical, Earth Sciences
Other Standards Science Teaching

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