Although each data-gathering project includes other essential aspects of inquiry learning, such as forming hypotheses, developing experimental designs, and communicating findings, I focus here on the data-related components of the activities, in the hope that science instructors might develop their own projects that emphasize long-term data collection
over many semesters, terms, or years.
Long-term data collection
at USDA experimental sites for studies of ecohydrology.
Zook says the resolution exceeds that of high definition television, and is good enough to provide long-term data collection
for growth analysis.
"The DRA diabetes program includes a regional call center staffed with diabetes specialists, a centralized toll-free number, long-term data collection
, television, radio, print, media, minority relations, community relations and faith-based outreach," said Lisa Bondurant, director of public relations for the firm.
Accelerated and Long-Term Data Collection
. This track provides the infrastructure--including data collection and reporting tools and testing methods--for a future national program that will plan accelerated loading and long-term data needs, construct test sections, and collect and share data.