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  • ScienceScope is the Education division of Abington Partners. We specialise in the development and supply of ICT equipment for science. In particular Video and Datalogging products. Abington Partners provides consultancy services to the science education market.
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    1. 1. ScienceScope Mobile Science. Learning on the Move ScienceScope was formed in 2001 to support the development of ICT for science education. David Crellin
    2. 2. ScienceScope <ul><li>‘ Participate’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ScienceScope is a member of a consortium of industry and academic experts in a £3 million collaborative research and development project called “Participate”, which aims to demonstrate and evaluate how new technologies can help people to take a more active role in creating and sharing digital content. Participate is supported through the Technology Programme with grant funding from the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate consortium members are BT, the BBC, Blast Theory, Microsoft Research Cambridge, and the University of Bath and the University of Nottingham. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Participate <ul><li>Started January 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>An Environmental focus </li></ul><ul><li>Three key areas for participation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>First Schools Trials July 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Second Schools Trials July 2007 </li></ul>
    4. 4. Participate <ul><li>The Schools Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate in 2006 trials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Refine our approach </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Second trials 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National Participation activities 2008 </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Participate Technology
    6. 6. Participate School Activities <ul><li>Areas for Study </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Atmospheric pollution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Human physiology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental parameters </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Participate Results <ul><li>Looking at pollution in the environment </li></ul>
    8. 8. Participate Results
    9. 9. Participate Where next <ul><li>Data sharing on the Participate website </li></ul><ul><li>Live data feeds using GPRS </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate images and video </li></ul><ul><li>Fixed sensors and Bluetooth connections </li></ul>
    10. 10. ScienceScope <ul><li>www.sciencescope.co.uk </li></ul><ul><li>146 London Road West </li></ul><ul><li>Bath </li></ul><ul><li>BA1 7DD </li></ul><ul><li>UK </li></ul><ul><li>+44 (1225) 850020 </li></ul>

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