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Lesson Plan: Two lessons about insulation using temperature probes and data logger software.

Subject: Science.
Age of students: 12-13 years.
Hardware: Tablets (Surface or iPad),
Bluetooth temperature probes,
Interactive Whiteboard.
Software: LoggerPro,
Functionalities of Technology: Sending and Displaying.
Time needed:  100 minutes.
FaSMEd partner: Maynooth University.

In this lesson teachers explore student misconceptions and how these might impact a science lesson. Students carry out a pre-assessment. Teachers use this pre-assessment to plan for the following lessons to carry out an insulation activity with students using temperature probes, data logging software and Schoology. This activity adapted from materials from Discover Sensors Ireland . Students set up an experiment to graph a cooling curve using the logger software. The students then to record their analysis of their graphs within groups.


Formative assessment in Science and
Mathematics Education (FaSMEd)
The Research Centre for Learning and Teaching
Newcastle University