Science on Stage Europe The European platform for science teachers
04.06.2020 16:00-17:00

Digital meeting: Slow motion and time lapse activities with smartphones and action cams for students

Many pupils have access to smartphones and/or action cams, capable of more than 100 frames per second (so-called slow motion or high-speed mode), and of time-lapse recording lasting hours.

Dozens of science education applications can be based on these camera features. The slow-motion mode can be used to analyse, separate and distinguish events that would be invisible otherwise, the time-lapse mode can be used in many biology, astronomy and earth science open-air labs to give evidence to many long time period motions (sun, moon apparent motion, plants growth, you name it). Students can design experiments based on cameras by themselves, and the outcomes can easily be shared online or included in online classes, as well as analysed and documented with free online tools.

In the digital meeting the speakers will give a short input talk about his experience with these activities and then all participants are encouraged to discuss their experience, share ideas for projects or ask questions they might have.

Speakers: Marco Nicolini, teacher at Liceo Scientifico Statale "Alessandro Tassoni", Modena, Italy, and co-author of Science on Stage publications such as “Smartphones in Science Teaching” and “Coding in STEM Education” and Science on Stage Europe ambassador; Paolo Berni, freelance video director

To register for this digital meeting send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please include what digital meeting you would like to register for, your full name, the subjects you teach and which country you are from. We will then send you the link for the meeting.