Data logging is an essential tool in modern science and engineering. Whether young scientists grow up to work on the Large Hadron Collider, become doctors or test prototype cars and planes, they will rely on data loggers for their work.
Therefore, data logging experience and skills are as essential to science today as using graph paper or thermometers. Data loggers are becoming more common in schools, and will become part of everyday school lab equipment, alongside test tubes, microscopes and rulers. And just as science students must be taught how to use graph paper, they must also be taught how to use data loggers, from a primary school age.
Philip Harris, the United Kingdom’s leading provider of educational science resources to Primary school, Secondary school and Further Education establishments, has therefore launched a hand held data logger aimed specifically at primary school age children as an exciting introduction to the field. Combining fun and practicality in to one device, the Data Wiz makes traditional data logging activities more accessible and appealing to younger children.
The first data logger of its kind, the Data Wiz enables primary school children to monitor a whole range of environmental data quickly and easily, while offering sophisticated data logging features in one compact unit.
A colour screen displays a series of simple icons and graphs that captures data instantly. The Data Wiz can be connected to a PC to capture and plot data from one or more sensors simultaneously.
The Data Wiz can measure changes in atmospheric temperature, light intensity and sound with the internal and external sensors provided. In addition, a range of external sensors can be connected to monitor many different types of data including pulse, breathing and pressure.
Since 1817, Philip Harris has been providing accessible and exciting science solutions and resources to the education sector.