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Portable Spectroscopy for Teaching Engaging, Immediate and Interactive Science
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Portable Spectroscopy for Teaching Engaging, Immediate and Interactive Science
Submitted on 31 Mar 2017

Kimberley Russell
Bruker
This poster was presented at Pittcon 2017
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Poster Abstract
A challenge in science education is engaging students with interactive and value driven science AND instant feedback. This presentation demonstrates how to meet that challenge with portable elemental analysis. It is ideal to teach the significance of science in society, the rewards of gained scientific knowledge, and how theoretical science can be applied to every day things. It also rewards teachers with more student “aha” moments.

Introductory projects illustrate how point-and-shoot tests on everyday samples like coins, jewelry and toys bring the periodic table to life. Intermediate projects illustrate how comparative spectra can provide decisive information. Advanced projects illustrate the importance of representative sampling.Report abuse »
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