Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Did you know...

Episcopal’s Upper School Science Department integrates technology in the following ways:

  • Episcopal astronomy students use software on their home or school computers to specify a date and time and to look at objects in the sky. Students zoom into deep sky objects and see them with the same view as the Hubble Telescope and simulate the passage of time to watch the objects in the sky move in relation to the Earth.
  • Episcopal’s chemistry students use a computer based “virtual laboratory” to accomplish pre-labs of actual experiments and to replicate experiments that are too dangerous or difficult to execute in an actual high school lab.
  • Episcopal science students do inquiry using Vernier digital data collection instruments and software to collect and analyze laboratory data.
  • Episcopal’s AP Physics class uses a high speed video camera to take pictures at 1000 frames per second.  This technology offers a process for super slow motion analysis of motion in conjunction with other computer interfaced probes, such as, motion detectors, force sensors, photogates, and frame-by-frame video analysis, that allow for measuring speed, force, and acceleration.
  • Episcopal’s partnership with WBRZ Channel 2 WeatherNet gives students a unique way to discover the science of meteorology in their classrooms.  Our weather station display panel can be viewed in the Aldrich Library.  Some nights, weather observations reported on the news come from our campus.