National Instruments has done a great job with K12Lab powered by LabVIEW. It is great resource for teachers looking to be innovative and creative to better serve their students. I am absolutely amazed by all the cool projects they come up with. There is always something new and exciting. I strongly suggest that if you are a teacher or a student interested in science, technology, engineering and/or math to check it out. If you don’t think you are interested, go anyways and you will be. Check out some of these great labs!
Prototyping a Knee Brace
A high school robotics class teamed up with a regional health care clinic and together they’ve created a Knee Brace Simulator. Utilizing LabVIEW for Education and the NI myDAQ. They developed a solution for keeping weight off the knee during recovery. Here’s a video with Evan Reyier, Rita Collier and Dr. Larry Kravitz explaining how it was done.
Creating Financially Savvy Students – Interested?
Yes, I may be going overboard with the puns but that is what this exercise really does! It uses LabVIEW to teach and illustrate the difference between simple and compound interest to students. It also allows them to see the amounts owed calculated over time with both types of interest. To learn more, get materials and/or the lesson plan – click here.
Music and Math Lab
This harmonious lab illustrates the connection between music, sound and mathematics. Students can hear for themselves how cosines can be turned into sound. The subjects covered in this lesson include engineering, physics and mathematics. Read more.
Author: Kristie Laettner