datalogging and eco-monitoring

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OVERVIEW

This CPD unit is based on the Eco-monitoring at Key Stage 2 project, run in Bath and South Gloucestershire schools in 2008-9, and as a cluster project in Hillingdon schools in 2010.

Using real examples from 16 project schools, it shows how data logging can become an everyday part of science teaching and learning, how it can help children develop their enquiry skills – particularly interpreting data and how it can contribute to children's environmental understanding as part of a bid to become an Eco-school.

PSTT is aware that there are some references to the pre-2014 English National Curriculum but the unit could still be useful for teachers looking to introduce dataloggers in science lessons.

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