Mobile Science Laboratory - Florida Association of Science

Report
The A+ Mobile Science Lab™
A Total Science Technology Lab Solution
Curriculum Challenges
 Increased focus on improving science
education
 Need to engage students in the sciences
 Need to promote scientific inquiry through
hands-on activities
Technology Challenges
 Technology needs to be tied to curriculum
 Technology gets in the way
 Technology needs management
 Can you get enough technology into the
hands of the students in order for it to be
effective
Financial Challenges
 You need to maximize your resources
 Managing technology is costly
 Investments must be protected and
secured
The A+ Mobile Science Lab
Solution
A Truly Integrated Technology Learning Platform
The A+ Mobile Science Lab
Solution
A Truly Integrated Technology Learning Platform
Presentation Technology
LCD
Monitor
DLP
Projector
Microscope
Multi-Media PC
Document Camera
Software
Student
Learning Tools
Handheld
Computers
Lesson Plans
Science
Probes
Central
Collection
Facility
Centralized
Storage
Internet
Access
Printing
Data
Management
Components in the Lab
Key for identifying components in the
Lab:
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15’LCD Monitor
80x Zoom Document Camera
1500 Lumens Projector
Comprehensive Microscope
Handheld PC Docking Station
Keyboard & Mouse
Handheld Pocket PCs (8)
Color Inkjet Printer
Motion Sensors
Sensors Storage
(8 sets of fourteen different sensors)
Multimedia Workstation
LAN Connection Cable (Not Visible)
External USB Hub (Not Visible)
WiFi 802.11x Access Point (Not Visible)
Presentation Technology
Digital Presenter/Document Camera
 Present anything on both 15” Monitor and
Projection Screen
 Document Camera captures images for
integration in Lessons
 Microscope and images used
Digital Projector
 High power DLP digital projector
15”TFT Monitor
 Swivel and Height Adjustable
 Displays either PC or Document Camera images
Integrated DVD Drive
 Play DVD Movies and Educational content
 USB Amplified Speakers
External Connectivity
 Dazzle for VHS and Video integration
 Exterior USB Integrations
 Serial Connectivity
Student Learning Tools
 Familiar Look and feel of MS Windows
 Integrated solution for capturing and
analyzing scientific measurements
 Always on, limited Boot-up/Shut down
time (Handheld Solution)
 Compatibility and Integration with MS
Word/Excel
Mobile Science Lab Benefits
 Transforms any classroom into a 21st century science lab at fraction of
the time and cost required to build a traditional lab.
 Provides the curriculum and technology components required to
modernize existing science facilities or create new traditional labs.
 Valuable primary, middle and high school curriculum designed to
support New York standards and prepare students for the demands of
the national science exams.
 Mobility to leverage investment across multiple classrooms in a school
– bring the technology to your students!
 Stimulate students curiosity and energize discovery.
Mobile Science Lab Benefits
 Integrate audio/video, graphs, charts and captured images.
 Guide students through lab set-up, data-gathering, and data
analysis.
 Students’ hands-on manipulation of probes directly effects their
visual perception and improves learning.
 Automation of data gathering increases time for discovery, analysis
and inquisitive learning.
 Provides teachers with the necessary tools to test understanding of
key concepts.
Do More With Less!
…with products and services already available through NYS
OGS Contracts and provided by Current, Approved Vendors of
the NYC School Construction Authority.
• (1 unit)
A+ Mobile Science
Lab with
Professional
Development &
Curriculum
• (1 unit)
Portable Science
Teachers Station
Water, Air, Vacuum, Burner
• (2 pcs)
• (34 pcs)
36 x82x20 Storage
Cabinets
Chairs
• (17 pcs)
24’x54’ Science Tables
Portable Science Station
• Electric water supply pump operable from
both sides with a touch switch for both left
or right handed use, GFI protected
• Fiberglass sink, integral with top
• Fiberglass top with raised lip to prevent
spillage on user
• Electric service GFI protected on both sides
of bench for right or left hand use
• Optional Air/Vac services. Pre-wired to
pumps, GFI protected.
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Operates from left or right side with a touch
switch.
A+ Mobile Science Lab Options
PRODUCT:
Model
Description
Unit Price
AMSL12-10
A+ Mobile Science Lab - 10 Station
Grades 6-12
$
42,800.00
AMSL12-8
A+ Mobile Science Lab - 8 Station
Grades 6-12
$
37,602.00
AMSLK6
A+ Mobile Science Lab - 8 Station
Elementary Grade K-6
( Touch screen Laptops)
$
49,958.00
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:
Course
Title
Unit Price
AMSPDC
$
1,500.00
$
5,000.00
AMSPDC
Professional Development Group Class
(Up to 3 Teachers attending a local scheduled class)
Professional Development Private Class
(Up to 16 Teachers, class held on-site)
All Products and Services available via New York State OGS Contract(s) and provided by Current,
Approved Vendors of the NYC School Construction Authority.
Sample Pricing
Part No.
A+-MSL
SC2454
1147
Description
Qty.
Materials
A+ Mobile Science Lab - 10 Station Grades 6-12
Portable Science Station
Science Table 24x54 with Epoxy Top, with
Boots
Chairs
Worden Storage Cabinets 36”x82”x20”
Professional Development (Group Class)
A+-MSL-PD1 up to (2) Teachers, enroll in existing class
Sample Total
1
1
17
34
2
1
Unit Price
Extended Price
$ 42,800.00 $
42,800.00
$
7,806.00 $
7,806.00
$
493.92 $
8,396.64
$
$
35.54 $
1,822.80 $
1,208.36
3,645.60
$
1,500.00 $
1,500.00
$
65,356.60
All Products and Services available via New York State OGS Contract(s) and provided by Current,
Approved Vendors of the NYC School Construction Authority.
Thank you
For more information
William Waibel
Tel:
917-273-3625
E-Mail: [email protected]
Extra Slides
Middle/High School Solution
Middle/High School Solution
 Based on Pocket PC
 Familiar Look and feel of MS Windows
 Integrated solution for capturing and
analyzing scientific measurements
 Always on, limited Boot-up/Shut down
time (Compared with Laptop)
 Compatibility and Integration with MS Word/Excel
Middle/High School
Lesson Plans
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Over 100 lesson plan
lab activities
Correlated to New York
Science Standards
Lab Worksheets in:
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Physics
Earth Science
Heat Dynamics
Biology
Chemistry
HTML format for easy
customization with
Standard tools
Easy integration of new
lab activities
A Sample
Sensing Science Lesson
ACTIVITY
Water loss from plants
WS1:
Measuring transpiration Using Humidity Sensors
Read:
Transpiration is the loss of water by plants.
Transpiration is the engine by which water is drawn
through the plant and up into the leaves. The water is
used by the plants for photosynthesis and structural
support. Loss of too much water will lead to wilting of
the plant. Some plants e.g Beet plants will wilt in the
midday sun as a protection against water loss. In this
practical you will be able to compare transpiration from
leaves of different plants and see the effect of light on
rate of transpiration.
Sample Lesson Continued
Items you will need:
Sample Lesson Continued
What to do:
1. You will need to cut a small hole in one of the cups to let the humidity probe be pushed into the
beaker. It needs to be a tight fit but care should be taken not to damage the tip of the sensor as it
is pushed through.
2. A hole will need to be made in the card. The plant stem will be pushed through the hole and into
the water in the lower beaker
3. A second set can be assembled as a control. This second set will not have the leaf in the upper
chamber.
4. Do not place the upper chamber over the leaf until you are ready to start recording.
5. Press the launch button to start graph
6. Place the upper chamber over the leaf. Press start to collect Data
7. At the end of the run remove the upper chamber and allow the humidity sensor to come back to
normal room reading (approx 3-4 minutes).
8. Shine a light on the leaf and repeat the experiment (check overlay is on).
Sample Lesson Continued
Results:
The results will be presented as a set of graphs. The information is in the difference
between the shape of the graphs and the slope of the graphs.
Fill the table below.
Use the information to calculate the the time taken to reach highest humidity.
Leaf type
Lowest humidity
Highest humidity
Time at
lowest
Time at
highest
Sample Lesson Continued
Questions:
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Does the light change how quickly the humidity goes up inside the cup?
Compare the two graphs and describe the differences between them.
How does the size of leaf change how quickly the humidity goes up inside
the cup?
Does the type of leaf have any effect on how quickly humidity rises inside
the cup?
Was there any visible sign of water loss in the experiment? Describe what
you have seen.
How could you make the experiments a fair test?
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Experiment Extensions
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Try different leaves and see if the transpiration rate is different. E.g
silver leaves, shiny leaves, long thin etc.
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Does the color of the light have any effect, place a colored filter
(gel) between the light source and the plant.
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Which color has most effect?
Extra Slides
Elementary Solution
Mobile Science Lab –
Elementary Option (K-6)
 Touch Screen Laptop (replace Pocket PC’s)
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Class Set of 8
Small foot print (Ideal for K-4)
10.5" (w) x 8.86 "(d) x .94" - 1.52"(h).
Light Weight : Approximately 3.3 lbs.
 Easy Sense Q5 with Built in Sensors
- Temperature
- Humidity
- Light
- Barometric Pressure
- Sound
 External Sensors for Elementary Curriculum
- Temperature
- Breathing Belt
- HS Temperature
- Motion Sensors
- Heart Rate
- Timing Mats
- Photogate
 25 Elementary lessons complete with student
activity sheets and teacher notes
Mobile Science Lab –
EasySense Q5
 Rugged drop-proof construction
 Collects data either standalone
or connected to a computer
 Lithium Ion batteries that almost
never need recharging
 Works with over 30 additional plug-in
sensors
 Records data for up to 30 days
 Large 4 line LCD screen
 USB connection to computer
Mobile Science Lab –
Elementary Software
Program Launcher
Graph & Tables
Meters
Online Lessons
Timer
Mobile Science Lab –
Elementary Lessons
Mobile Science Lab
Elementary – Sample Lessons

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