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Abingdon School Science Hub
Abingdon School is part of the Future Classroom Lab's TI DLP® Products research project. During a recent visit to the school's new state-of-the-art Yang Science Centre, Science Coordinator, Richard Fisher, explained how they work with local primary schools, as well as youth organisations such as the Scouts, Brownies and Cubs to engage young people in science as an outreach centre of Science Oxford.
As well as going out to local primary schools, they have a Saturday morning club which is regularly attended by around 25 budding young scientists and speakers and invited speakers, the next being ‘An Evening with Astronaut Mike Foale', an event that was open to all. Richard himself, is a chemist with an interest in molecules and haptics.
As part of the TI DLP® Products research project, Richard is developing a future learning scenario making use of the high definition projection detail made possible by the DLP® technology. Richard's ‘rates of reaction' scenario combines multiple information, with a beaker experiment being filmed and the results directly linking to the spreadsheet and all the detail being shared with the benefit of the high definition projection.
Standing at the back of the classroom, observing the process, Kathryn Macaulay, Director of ICT at Abingdon School, commented "Looking at the same images using our current projectors, the detail made possible by 1080p DLP® projector is really impressive, particularly from the back of the classroom." Richard will be sharing his scenario with his European colleagues who are also taking part in TI DLP® Products pilot program at the May workshop in the Future Classroom Lab. All the scenarios will be published through the FCL.