Making a Science Report with Computer
The students learned about neutralization by measuring the electric current affected by the amount of acid and alkali. The software used for the activity was called "Hyper Cube." It has 4 different applications: word processing, spread sheet and graph, painting and drawing, and data-base.
The students made a group to do the science experiment. The students could easily understand about neutralization by making charts and graphs of their experimental data. They also typed the purpose of the study, hypothesis, procedure, and results of the research using the computer. They could merge graphs and charts into the texts easily using the computer. The students could learn the skill of developing their reports successfully.
Discipline, subject : sciences
Public : cycle d'orientation
Sek I, BWK
lower high school
Japan Association for Promotion
of Educational Technology, 6-35-1 Kagurazaka, Shinjyuku-ku
Tel : 03-3269-5231
Fax : 03-3269-5232
Pédagogie, pedagogy : Computers can be used effectively to make science reports. The students use spread sheet software to analyze data and make some graphs, use the word processing software to type texts, and merge the graphs and charts into the text field.
Apprentissage, learning : The students learned about neutralization by measuring the electric current affected by the amount of acid and alkali. Since the students can make charts and graphs easily with the computer, they can make a good report and understand neutralization very well.
Enseignement, teaching : The students experiment and make science reports spontaneously using the computer. The teacher can give the students the outline for the science report and encourage the student to develop appropriate science reports.
Technique : The software called "Hyper Cube" was used for the activity. This software has 4 different applications : word processing, spread sheet and graphs, painting and drawing, and data-base. The user can easily merge files used in these applications; therefore, this software can be used effectively to develop reports.
Société, society :
Institution : We used the science lab and the computer lab for the activity. The students made a group to do the science experiment, and made a report individually. The teacher was readily available for the students' questions.
Logistique : The students need to be able to use the software for typing and making spread sheets and graphs.
Remarques, remarks : The students can understand that the computer is an effective tool for making reports.