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I have a question about how to organize what I have been doing for the past 8 months. . . Answered

Many of you know I am, part time, mentoring and teaching science to a young lady with Asperger's syndrome. 

Partly because I have so much fun with them, and partly from just forgetting, I tend to not use my camera nor camcorder much if at all. 

Aside from that, I am NOT sure how to present/organize it all.   Each "session" contains between 5 and 30  different "experiments" some as simple as comparing a rubber ball rolling down an incline to a paper tube doing the same thing up to the making and use of lab equipment.

The subject matter is diverse, from physics to chemistry to astronomy.

I would appreciate any adive.   Thank you.

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Kiteman

6 years ago

You may want to simply keep an instructable going, with a step per activity. It doesn't ever have to be made public - you can just share the address with whoever you like.

You'll need a brief description of:
  • The nature of the activity
  • The intended outcome of the activity
  • The actual outcome of the activity (including, potentially, photos or scans of objects or documents created)
  • Evaluation (success/failure? Improvements?)

It doesn't have to be an instructable, you could make it powerpoint slides or a pocketbook, but the above notes are what you need to record for the longer term.
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GoodhartKiteman

Reply 6 years ago

Hmmm, Maybe I can group them by general subject: Electro-magnetism; atmospheric and hydroataicr pressure; motion / kenetics; etc. This way I could have an end, and possibly just post a Part two, and link the two by means of a URL reference if I get more on the subject after publication.....I really would like to publish the inner workings of how all this works out. We will be building things too, eventually (like the scorpion only not from a kit).

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caitlinsdad

6 years ago

At least start out with a daily journal maybe in a spreadsheet or database. You can worry about it later to tag each event and consolidate it in an index or glossary later on.

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Goodhartcaitlinsdad

Reply 6 years ago

Thank you....yeah I have a lot of catching up to do in that respect.