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Digital Cameras

Physical Science

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Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Demonstrate how to use a digital camera for scientific investigations.

Everything You'll Have Covered

How might a digital camera be used to demonstrate a lab procedure?

~ A digital camera could be used to take pictures that would demonstrate the procedure and serve as part of the instructions for the procedure.

How might a digital camera make it easier to reference a past experiment or make an analysis?

~ A digital camera could make it easier to reference a past experiment or make an analysis because it provides you with a way to record and preserve visual data.

How could a digital camera be used to improve reports or presentations?

~ A digital camera could be used to take photos that serve as supportive material for a report or presentation. These photos could also be used simply to make a long block of text more interesting.

How might a digital camera be used to supplement a seed-germination report?

~ When you are doing a seed-germination report, you could use a digital camera to take daily photographs of the seed plants that can be included in your report.

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 2 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Students should be able to define the following terms: digital cameras.
Course Physical Science
Type of Tutorial Animation
Key Vocabulary digital cameras,,