Sep 9, 2019
Kristina chats with John Melville, director of biology at Vernier Software & Technology, which develops creative ways to teach and learn STEM using hands-on science, about data collection technology. Melville notes that data collection keeps students’ attention, (there’s more reality to it than writing on a chalkboard). In addition, he says, students, particularly biology students, perform much better on tests with hands-on lab experiments and reports, instead of with simulations. Also, using tools like adaptation goggles is an excellent way of learning about the neurological system, according to Melville. Finally, hands-on physiology experiments and analysis can intrigue non-science oriented students. This episode was sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology, http://www.vernier.com.