Fourier Education has produced a wide range of Data Logging tools, Sensors, and Experiments that test, drive, and influence the learning of our students in many positive ways. With the wide range of use of the Fourier Data Loggers, it is not surprising that Fourier would be able to produce a tool as useful and as easy to use as the Fourier NovaScope.
The NovaScope will magnify at 50X and 200X while at the same time producing digital images of the object it is magnifying. These images are easily viewed on your PC or Nova5000 and can be used in multimedia lab reports or as images on a website or science project. In addition to the digital images the NovaScope will take digital video recordings while the experiment is ongoing. This allows the student to walk through an entire experiment complete with voice recording. This would also allow the teacher to produce complete experiment guides for the students, walking them through the steps in the order the teacher desired. It would also prove to be a useful instructional tool in situations where the instructor wanted the students to watch the experiment and extrapolate findings or results. The video can also be combined with the ruler tool.
The Ruler Tool allows a user to measure the distance between two points on a still image taken of an object magnified by the NovaScope. This feature allows a very accurate measurement of the object after it has been magnified, giving very real data on the intricate structure of objects. This feature enables a greater understanding of the smallest of objects in the natural environment and also gives the student a greater awareness of the objects under study.
The NovaScope is a hi-tech tool that students will enjoy using. It combines just the right amount of tech with the right amount of learning. This tool keeps learning interesting while enabling the following experiments:
- Observe the intricate structure of plants
- Examine different small organisms adaptations
- Investigate Crystal size and growth
- Locate the Nucleus in cells
- Analyze the soil in different environments
The NovaScope does all of these things and more and it accomplishes them outside of the lab. The students can study life in its natural environment like never before. The complete curriculum guides that accompany the Nova5000 and NovaScope make this a very full featured offering, ready for the hands of the students immediately. Learn more.
Author: Matthew Colbeck