"There is no science in this world like physics. Nothing comes close to the precision with which physics enables you to understand the world around you."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson
I stumbled on a tool recently that is designed for science classes and is an app for both iOS and Android. I am not doing this as an FTPL video as I have only had a brief look at it. It looks like it has a lot of potential for helping students capture data, particularly outdoors, reducing the amount of paraphernalia that is required for going out and gathering data.
The app asks for permission to access your microphone, camera, and camera roll and it also uses the device's inbuilt accelerometer to capture that data as needed. It also has a note-taking feature.
Together, this enables students to collect data for light, sounds, motion, direction, magnetism, barometric pressure, and make observation notes; all of which can be exported as a CSV to be opened in any spreadsheet software for analysis.
Having such an easy ability to record data live can be helpful across a range of science lessons and will also enable students to capture data anywhere.
As I said, I have not explored this in-depth as yet, but an initial look makes it appear quite useful.
You can download the Science Journal app using the links below:
Android version - Google Play Store link
iOS version - iTunes App Store link
In addition to the apps, Google also provides a collection of activities and lessons to use with Science Journal.ons