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Technology Integration

Technology in Nature   

The integration of technology is fundamental to our middle school environmental science program. Our 1-1 Ipad and Chromebook program along with our proximity to the Presidio allows our teachers to be dynamic and innovative in their lesson design. With our partnership with Presidio biologists our students access a plethora of modern tracking and monitoring devices. We believe technology literacy is vital, and if applied appropriately, can enhance a facet of science skills. We remind students that technology is a science tool that allows us to make observations and inferences we couldn't ordinarily make.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students conducting a stream flow & water quality assessment: A unique and tangible example for our students to learn about the ever changing cycles of hydrology and our local Tennessee Hollow Watershed. 

 

7th graders learning to use telemetry tracking devices to monitor 55 newly released native western pond turtles as part of our Mountain Lake restoration partnership with Presidio Biologists. 

Middle school students, recording "soundscapes" in the coastal redwood forest & El Polin Spring. Students record sound data samples from different ecosystems and analyze the sources to help determine the acoustic health of different habitats in the Presidio.

 

 

 

 

 

7th graders documenting surface fuel build-up in the historic eucalyptus & redwood forest. In the lab, with the collected data, students compare forest attributes and build replica models to simulate & compare wildfire burn patterns. Predicting fire behavior based on actual field data, conducting controlled burns, and analyzing evidence are just a few of the benefits of using technology in the field.