Datalogging Activities for the Busy Teacher: NXT

This book provides over 25 different datalogging activities that can be easily implemented in class. It utilises the new NXT-G 2.0 software to quickly and easily configure experiments, and display the results. Each experiment comes with teacher notes, sample graphs and student worksheets.

Experiments are provided for the following sensors:

  • Touch Sensor
  • Sound Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • Distance Sensor
  • Rotation Sensor
  • Temperature Sensor

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Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
    • How to use this book
    • Why datalogging in the classroom?
    • What is datalogging?
    • Student Assessment
    • Terminology and Properties
    • NXT Equipment
    • Battery Life
    • Using the NXT-G software
  • Chapter 2: Touch Sensor Experiments
    • Quickest draw in the west
    • Do Not Press the Button!
  • Chapter 3: Sound Sensor Experiments
    • Treasure Hunt - Sound
    • Bouncing Ball
    • How loud is your classroom?
    • Can someone please turn down the volume?
  • Chapter 4: Light Sensor Experiments
    • Treasure Hunt - Light
    • How bright is your classroom?
    • Who left the fridge door open!!!
  • Chapter 5: Ultrasonic Sensor Experiments
    • It's a bit tight in here!
    • Bouncing NXT!
  • Chapter 6: Rotation Sensor Experiments
    • Do you see what I see?
    • Secret Code
  • Chapter 7: Temperature Sensor Experiments
    • Treasure Hunt - Temperature
    • It’s hot in here!
    • Selling ice cubes to Eskimos
    • How hot is my drink?
  • Chapter 8: 2 Sensor Experiments
    • Excuse me, do you have time to fill in a survey?
    • Audio Reaction tester - Just how fast do you think you are?
    • Visual Reaction tester - Just how fast do you think you are?
    • How fast does it fall? Light Gate
    • More Experiments
  • Chapter 9: What next?
  • Student Worksheets