Using FizziQ in the classroom for investigative approaches
FizziQ was designed for use in schools . Its ergonomics make the application easy to use and motivating for students. Teachers have at their disposal a precision scientific instrument, easily accessible and transportable, to help students develop their analytical skills and their interest in experimentation in science, but also in other fields such as music, geography or visual arts. The experience notebook encourages group work, and facilitates correction work with the PDF report.
To help teachers find experimental protocols suited to their fields and classes, and organize their lessons, we have developed in partnership with the La main à la Pâte foundation. a lot of free resources.
1 / Resources Fondation La main à la pâte
In partnership with Trapèze.digital, the La main à la Pâte foundation regularly develops new educational resources for primary and secondary school teachers allowing FizziQ to be used in the classroom.
These resources detail the activities that can be carried out in the classroom by highlighting an active and experimental approach to science in accordance with the teaching principles of La main à la pâte. They are developed with scientists and teachers then tested in class with the students. This work is supported by CGI and the Science, Education, Solidarity Foundation.
2 / Protocols of the FizziQ community
The teachers regularly share with us experimental protocols that we put online in the "Activities" tab. You will find in this database the description of the protocol, links on the subject, as well as the QR code of the protocol which can be downloaded directly from the application. The QR code can also be shared with the students and does not require internet access. If you too want to share protocols that you wrote in class, contact us!
3 / FizziQ resources
Using smartphones or tablets in the classroom for experimentation is a rewarding and motivating experience for the students. It requires a framework but also a certain flexibility on the part of the teacher. Following our experiments in class , we have put together some tips that can help you during the first sessions.
The new kinematics module allows students to measure the data of a movement (position, speed, acceleration, energy) from a video or a chronophotograph. Check out our motivational videos to use with your students.
4 / Training
The Foundation also provides a tutorial on the l @ map platform for teachers who wish to train ( in one hour) for the use of FizziQ in the classroom. She offers on her Youtube channel Billes de sciences a video produced in collaboration with David Louapre (Amazing Science) which shows how to use FizziQ to study sound.