Genetic Engineering students in Upper School Science Teacher Chris Hunter’s class use digital microscope imagers to stream what they are seeing live to their laptops. This way the teacher and student can look at the same thing at the same time.
Chris also equips her students with spectrophotometers that can measure the amount of chlorophyll in a leaf, for example, and feed the data directly into a graphing program.
One of her favorite gadgets is an electrophysiology tool called a SpikerBox designed to give kids access to neurobiology, measuring nerve impulses from worms, cockroach legs, etc. and feeding them into a laptop or smartphone.