In this episode, Alan Bates, physics teacher and fan of Arduino Science Journal resources, shares lots of great tips and ideas about hands-on learning. You’ll also hear about Alan’s work in the classroom, tips for diving into STEAM this school year, and how Arduino devices can support your students.
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Hands-on Learning Tips
- Walk through activities and play with new devices.
- Connect with a learning community.
- Consider long term benefits.
- Use guidelines instead of checklists.
- Let students work through challenges.
Sponsored by Arduino Education
This episode is sponsored by Arduino Education, and I’m so pleased to be partnering with them because of their ethos of empowering students on their STEAM learning journey, all the way from middle school to university. Arduino Education not only supports students, but also educators with the hands-on solutions they need to feel confident in delivering successful online and in-class STEAM lessons. The guided training, resources, ideas, and tips from the thriving Arduino community help educators boost students’ STEAM skills, as well as soft skills like communication, collaboration, and problem-solving.
Visit arduino.cc/education to discover their range of STEAM solutions that include all necessary learning content, hardware, software, and dedicated support – and use the code MONICABURNS2022 to get a 20% discount off your first purchase.
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- Connect with Alan Bates, BSc , PhD (Physics) on Twitter
- Check out the Arduino Science Journal website
- Arduino Science Journal app
- Arduino Science Kit Physics Lab
Publications in The Physics Teacher journal:
- Conservation of Momentum with Dual Technologies The Physics Teacher 59, 120 (2021)
- A New Resonance Tube The Physics Teacher 55, 544 (2017)
- The Seven-Segment Data Logger The Physics Teacher 53, 542 (2015)
- Decibels Via Loudness — Distance Properties of a Loudspeaker The Physics Teacher 52, 302 (2014)
- Galilean Moons, Kepler’s Third Law, and the Mass of Jupiter The Physics Teacher 51, 428 (2013)
- The Inverse-Square Law with Data Loggers The Physics Teacher 51, 290 (2013)
- Pressure-Height Properties of Water with Automated Data Collection The Physics Teacher 51, 20 (2013)