Showing teachers how to make physics super simple

Making physics super simple may seem downright laughable at times. However, many concepts in high school physics can be demonstrated and ‘felt’ very easily using the right technologies.  On Friday the 14th of October, Sivam and myself attended both the SASTA and Google conferences held at Immanuel College. It was a chance to test the…

FREE PhoneLabs Manual

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Active Learning

We are happy to share what we learned from our first Active Learning workshop held at the Australian Science and Mathematics School with 12  Year 11 & 12 Special Interest Maths and Physics students (self-rating their maths capability at 4/5).  The workshop was about engaging students with real-time data acquired, using our Live Tracker program,…

Why learn with Phones ?

It is one of those things that those who participate in our sessions never ask.  Others do. Because phones connect you directly with the phenomena you are learning about (acceleration, temperature, pressure, light, sound & magnetism) You are in control of your learning. You can continue the experiment till you understand the concepts Your learning…

Kids love PhoneLabs

We were happy to participate in the Adelaide Mini Maker Fair. The maker community here in Adelaide is now coming together to share and support the act of making. The event was held at Tonsley, the re-furnished Mitsubishi car plant – signaling the end of the manufacturing era in South Australia and perhaps, the birth…

PhoneLabs is ready to roll

We have managed to get most of the classical mechanics experiments working. We are able to demonstrate simple harmonic motion using a pendulum, beam, and spring. We are able to demonstrate momentum using incline plane with toy cars carrying a lit ping pong ball. We are able to demonstrate circular motion using a bicycle wheel….

Great Response @ ScienceAlive

ScienceAlive was our first opportunity to take PhoneLabs to teachers and students of Australasia. With about 80 Schools visiting we had a good day talking to students and teachers demoing our Physic Apps all of which worked as expected. We had very little convincing to do. For most students it was obvious, using phones to study…

Ancient Intents

What we see in most school labs today is the remnants of the Victorian era that did a great job of instilling in Victorian students the discipline of science. Not long before that scientist in the western world were prosecuted. Some got burnt and sent to the gallows by the religious – for disputing the laws of God….