Join the discussion about probes and sensors and see what has been happening at the Concord Consortium. Here are some highlights. Explore our website or read our Newsletter for more.

Welcome to our three Google Summer of Code students
Blog, May 28, 2013, Cynthia McIntyre
Our HTML5 breadboard simulator allows students to experiment with basic DC and AC circuits using linear components (resistors, capacitors, inductors) and to perform measurements with a function generator, a digital multimeter and an oscilloscope.

Streaming Arduino Data to a Browser without Flash or Java
Blog, March 20, 2012, Sam Fentress
The Concord Consortium found a new way to stream data directly to a browser. (See also @Concord Newsletter article "Under the Hood: Sensors in the Browser with Web Bluetooth".)

Why Aren't There Probes in More Classrooms?
Blog, Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 by Carolyn Staudt
In 1981, Robert Tinker and Stephen Bannasch from the Technical Education Research Center developed the first educational temperature grapher. This software was developed for the Apple II computer and was part of the National Science Teacher Association Project for Energy-Enriched Curriculum funded by the U. S. Department of Energy.

Sensing Science: Temperature and Heat Readiness for Early Elementary Students
Newsletter, Spring 2014, Carolyn Staudt and George Forman

Sensing Science through Modeling Matter
Project. Building conceptual understanding of matter and its changes in kindergarten students.
Matter and Its Changes project is developing and researching a technology-enriched curriculum to support learning about matter and its changes at the kindergarten level. We hope that creating a curiosity for science in the early grades is a strong foundation for later STEM learning.

Concord Consortium Thermoscope

Project. Using inexpensive smart interfaces to create systems that make scientific inquiry more engaging and accessible.
The InSPECT project forges new directions in science learning by integrating novel technologies and computational thinking practices into curricular activities that allow high school students to undertake authentic and independent science investigations in biology.