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1 The A+ Mobile Science Lab™ A Total Science Technology Lab Solution

2 Curriculum Challenges  Increased focus on improving science education  Need to engage students in the sciences  Need to promote scientific inquiry through hands-on activities

3 Technology Challenges  Technology needs to be tied to curriculum  Technology gets in the way  Technology needs management  Can you get enough technology into the hands of the students in order for it to be effective

4 Financial Challenges  You need to maximize your resources  Managing technology is costly  Investments must be protected and secured

5 The A+ Mobile Science Lab Solution A Truly Integrated Technology Learning Platform

6 The A+ Mobile Science Lab Solution A Truly Integrated Technology Learning Platform Presentation Technology Student Learning Tools Data Management Handheld Computers Science Probes Lesson Plans Software Document Camera DLP Projector LCD Monitor Microscope Multi-Media PC Central Collection Facility Centralized Storage Internet Access Printing

7 Components in the Lab Key for identifying components in the Lab: 1.15’LCD Monitor 2.80x Zoom Document Camera 3.1500 Lumens Projector 4.Comprehensive Microscope 5.Handheld PC Docking Station 6.Keyboard & Mouse 7.Handheld Pocket PCs (8) 8.Color Inkjet Printer 9.Motion Sensors 10.Sensors Storage 11. (8 sets of fourteen different sensors) 12.Multimedia Workstation 13.LAN Connection Cable (Not Visible) 14.External USB Hub (Not Visible) 15.WiFi 802.11x Access Point (Not Visible)

8 Presentation Technology Digital Presenter/Document Camera  Present anything on both 15” Monitor and Projection Screen  Document Camera captures images for integration in Lessons  Microscope and images used Digital Projector  High power DLP digital projector 15”TFT Monitor  Swivel and Height Adjustable  Displays either PC or Document Camera images Integrated DVD Drive  Play DVD Movies and Educational content  USB Amplified Speakers External Connectivity  Dazzle for VHS and Video integration  Exterior USB Integrations  Serial Connectivity

9 Student Learning Tools  Familiar Look and feel of MS Windows  Integrated solution for capturing and analyzing scientific measurements  Always on, limited Boot-up/Shut down time (Handheld Solution)  Compatibility and Integration with MS Word/Excel

10 Mobile Science Lab Benefits  Transforms any classroom into a 21st century science lab at fraction of the time and cost required to build a traditional lab.  Provides the curriculum and technology components required to modernize existing science facilities or create new traditional labs.  Valuable primary, middle and high school curriculum designed to support New York standards and prepare students for the demands of the national science exams.  Mobility to leverage investment across multiple classrooms in a school – bring the technology to your students!  Stimulate students curiosity and energize discovery.

11 Mobile Science Lab Benefits  Integrate audio/video, graphs, charts and captured images.  Guide students through lab set-up, data-gathering, and data analysis.  Students’ hands-on manipulation of probes directly effects their visual perception and improves learning.  Automation of data gathering increases time for discovery, analysis and inquisitive learning.  Provides teachers with the necessary tools to test understanding of key concepts.

12 Do More With Less! (1 unit)A+ Mobile Science Lab with Professional Development & Curriculum (1 unit)Portable Science Teachers Station Water, Air, Vacuum, Burner (2 pcs)36 x82x20 Storage Cabinets (34 pcs)Chairs (17 pcs)24’x54’ Science Tables …with products and services already available through NYS OGS Contracts and provided by Current, Approved Vendors of the NYC School Construction Authority.

13 Electric water supply pump operable from both sides with a touch switch for both left or right handed use, GFI protected Fiberglass sink, integral with top Fiberglass top with raised lip to prevent spillage on user Electric service GFI protected on both sides of bench for right or left hand use Optional Air/Vac services. Pre-wired to pumps, GFI protected. Operates from left or right side with a touch switch. Portable Science Station

14 All Products and Services available via New York State OGS Contract(s) and provided by Current, Approved Vendors of the NYC School Construction Authority. PRODUCT: ModelDescriptionUnit Price AMSL12-10A+ Mobile Science Lab - 10 Station $ 42,800.00 Grades 6-12 AMSL12-8A+ Mobile Science Lab - 8 Station $ 37,602.00 Grades 6-12 AMSLK6A+ Mobile Science Lab - 8 Station $ 49,958.00 Elementary Grade K-6 ( Touch screen Laptops) PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: CourseTitleUnit Price AMSPDCProfessional Development Group Class $ 1,500.00 ( Up to 3 Teachers attending a local scheduled class) AMSPDCProfessional Development Private Class $ 5,000.00 ( Up to 16 Teachers, class held on-site) A+ Mobile Science Lab Options

15 Sample Pricing All Products and Services available via New York State OGS Contract(s) and provided by Current, Approved Vendors of the NYC School Construction Authority.

16 Thank you For more information William Waibel Tel:917-273-3625 E-Mail:bwaibel@aplus-edu.com

17 Extra Slides Middle/High School Solution

18  Based on Pocket PC  Familiar Look and feel of MS Windows  Integrated solution for capturing and analyzing scientific measurements  Always on, limited Boot-up/Shut down time (Compared with Laptop)  Compatibility and Integration with MS Word/Excel

19 Middle/High School Lesson Plans  Over 100 lesson plan lab activities  Correlated to New York Science Standards  Lab Worksheets in:  Physics  Earth Science  Heat Dynamics  Biology  Chemistry  HTML format for easy customization with Standard tools  Easy integration of new lab activities

20 ACTIVITY Water loss from plants WS1: Measuring transpiration Using Humidity Sensors Read: Transpiration is the loss of water by plants. Transpiration is the engine by which water is drawn through the plant and up into the leaves. The water is used by the plants for photosynthesis and structural support. Loss of too much water will lead to wilting of the plant. Some plants e.g Beet plants will wilt in the midday sun as a protection against water loss. In this practical you will be able to compare transpiration from leaves of different plants and see the effect of light on rate of transpiration. A Sample Sensing Science Lesson

21 Sample Lesson Continued Items you will need:

22 Sample Lesson Continued What to do: 1.You will need to cut a small hole in one of the cups to let the humidity probe be pushed into the beaker. It needs to be a tight fit but care should be taken not to damage the tip of the sensor as it is pushed through. 2.A hole will need to be made in the card. The plant stem will be pushed through the hole and into the water in the lower beaker 3.A second set can be assembled as a control. This second set will not have the leaf in the upper chamber. 4.Do not place the upper chamber over the leaf until you are ready to start recording. 5.Press the launch button to start graph 6.Place the upper chamber over the leaf. Press start to collect Data 7.At the end of the run remove the upper chamber and allow the humidity sensor to come back to normal room reading (approx 3-4 minutes). 8.Shine a light on the leaf and repeat the experiment (check overlay is on).

23 Sample Lesson Continued Results: The results will be presented as a set of graphs. The information is in the difference between the shape of the graphs and the slope of the graphs. Fill the table below. Use the information to calculate the the time taken to reach highest humidity. Leaf typeLowest humidityHighest humidityTime at lowest Time at highest

24 Sample Lesson Continued Questions: Experiment Extensions 1.Does the light change how quickly the humidity goes up inside the cup? 2.Compare the two graphs and describe the differences between them. 3.How does the size of leaf change how quickly the humidity goes up inside the cup? 4.Does the type of leaf have any effect on how quickly humidity rises inside the cup? 5.Was there any visible sign of water loss in the experiment? Describe what you have seen. 6.How could you make the experiments a fair test? Try different leaves and see if the transpiration rate is different. E.g silver leaves, shiny leaves, long thin etc. Does the color of the light have any effect, place a colored filter (gel) between the light source and the plant. Which color has most effect?

25 Extra Slides Elementary Solution

26 Mobile Science Lab – Elementary Option (K-6)  Touch Screen Laptop (replace Pocket PC’s) Class Set of 8 Small foot print (Ideal for K-4) 10.5" (w) x 8.86 "(d) x.94" - 1.52"(h). Light Weight : Approximately 3.3 lbs.  Easy Sense Q5 with Built in Sensors -Temperature-Humidity -Light-Barometric Pressure -Sound  External Sensors for Elementary Curriculum -Temperature-Breathing Belt -HS Temperature-Motion Sensors -Heart Rate-Timing Mats -Photogate  25 Elementary lessons complete with student activity sheets and teacher notes

27 Mobile Science Lab – EasySense Q5  Rugged drop-proof construction  Collects data either standalone or connected to a computer  Lithium Ion batteries that almost never need recharging  Works with over 30 additional plug-in sensors  Records data for up to 30 days  Large 4 line LCD screen  USB connection to computer

28 Program Launcher Online Lessons Meters Graph & Tables Timer Mobile Science Lab – Elementary Software

29 Mobile Science Lab – Elementary Lessons

30 Mobile Science Lab Elementary – Sample Lessons


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