Teacher Review For The PocketLab

Great for hands-on science activities that empower students!

Chris N.
Technology coordinator
Stanford University
Stanford, CA
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My Grades 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Great with Advanced learners
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
Our middle school class did experiments where students tested their own hypotheses about human movement and then conducted experiments using the PocketLab sensor and app. Questions included: how high can I jump, how fast do I spin, when performing a cartwheel do I turn at a constant rate or does it vary.
My Take
I love how easy it is to get started. My students were able to get comfortable with the app in less than 10 minutes while using it on their own. PocketLab is a fantastic student tool because the students do not feel intimidates by the equipment. They can think creatively about the science activity and not worry about how to use the technology.