Living close to the Chesapeake Bay many of the students are very aware of the impacts farming can have on the local watershed and ways to make sure the farmer is not the "bad guy" because of chemicals. Concepts like pH, cells and genetics are just a few examples and technology use is critical to better understanding all of them.\n I have the privilege of being able to use this technology in the classroom with multiple sensors such as temperature, pH, C02, dissolved oxygen and GPS just to name a few. Temperature data was collected then displayed at various points displaying the graph right next to the C02 levels so students were able to see first hand the direct relationship between the two levels. Besides taking the students in the field, launching a canoe, checking for water clarity and turbidity levels, studying native species and just taking time to listen to the outside world around them without the use of their I-pods, they were able to see technology used in a whole different way.
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