Can iPads help students learn science? Yes.

I saw the article linked below and yesterday and was intrigued by the following quote:

A new study by Smithsonian researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics shows that  grasp the unimaginable emptiness of space more effectively when they use iPads to explore 3-D simulations of the universe, compared to traditional classroom instruction.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-12-ipads-students-science.html#jCp

I am curious to know if science teachers are using the iPad in this way and if so do you agree? I would also like to know which apps they used to teach the scale of the universe- which are the best? Do you have a favourite?

See on Scoop.itipadyoupad

The scale of the universe can be difficult to comprehend. Pretend you are going to make a scale model with a basketball representing the Earth and a tennis ball as the Moon. How far would you hold the tennis ball ‘Moon’ from the basketball ‘Earth?

See on phys.org

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s