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The DigitalSeed: an interactive toy for investigating plants
Cherubini, Mauro; Gash, Hugh; McCloughlin, Thomas
Plant growth, development and reproduction are fundamental concepts in biology; yet there is a recorded lack of motivation for young people to grapple with these concepts. Here we present the ‘DigitalSeed’ toy for making investigations around these concepts more accessible to children through hands-on digital interaction. This is part of an on-going project investigating improved ways of learning involving digital media.To date, this project has addressed the learning of 4-5 year olds, but it is anticipated that the project could be extended to older children in mainstream and special needs education. In the case of older children, specific curricula requirements would be addressed, although this is a secondary goal
Keyword(s): Teaching; Education; Biology; Constructivism Plants; Play; Sensors; Simulation
Publication Date:
2010
Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Dublin City University
Citation(s): Cherubini, Mauro, Gash, Hugh and McCloughlin, Thomas (2010) The DigitalSeed: an interactive toy for investigating plants. Journal of Biological Education, 42 . pp. 123-126. ISSN 2157-6009
Publisher(s): Institute of Biology
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): http://doras.dcu.ie/21514/1/51_SCAN.pdf,
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00219266.2008.9656125
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