WILMINGTON — Motion graphs and pressure probes are now available to students in elementary classrooms thanks to a grant from UNC-Wilmington.
The University's science and math education center allows teachers to check out the equipment to use in their classrooms. The new science technology has 10-year-old Treyvon Martin's brain extended like it never has before.
"You can like test these here and like it tell you what you are doing and this is like brain teasers," said 5th grader Treyvon Martin.
Vernier technology was recently given through the UNCW grant. Students use motion probes to graph their movement.
"It will tell you how strong they are and the lines will go up if you are real strong," said Martin.
Assistant Director of the science and math education center at UNCW, Chris Gordon, said the technology would be a great addition for the classroom.
"We have the materials here. They are free to use, easy to use, and it is easy to integrate, really easy to integrate into your classroom," said Gordon.
Several of the programs allow students to gather data more accurately than they would with normal classroom materials.
"Students can gather a 1000 data points in just a few minutes. The data is extremely accurate and it's consistent. Kids can look at the data and figure out what is going on behind it," said Gordon.
Most importantly, the students have fun while doing it.