dataharvest070715.jpgNew – A level practical skills links and suggested practicals

Data Harvest has a large archive of worksheets, practical experience and support documentation.

In this downloadable document we provide links between selected materials from our archive and the new practical skills assessments that will be integral to A level teaching from September 2015.

Data logging, data loggers and sensor technology is an integral part of the Ofqual and government orders and is embedded in the new specifications created by the English examination boards.


This free download document from the Data Harvest website (www.data-harvest.co.uk) will provide:

Links between key practical skills and apparatus skills to data logging.

Complete examples of practical work in biology, chemistry and physics that will be enhanced by inclusion of data logging.

Teaching and lab technician preparation guidance for all the included practical activities.

Examples of how to use data collected in practical work to mathematically model the supporting theory.

A full description of the advanced mathematical functions within EasySense software.

The 42 Activities (365 pages) in the download include:

  • Titration.
  • Enzyme reactions and enzyme study.
  • Membrane permeability.
  • Rates of reaction.
  • Interference of light (Young’s single and double slit).
  • Simple harmonic motion.
  • Acceleration due to gravity (by free fall).
  • Capacitor time constants, energy and charge.
  • Gas laws.

Rob Nelson, Data Harvest, 1 Eden Court, Leighton Buzzard, Beds, LU7 4FY

Telephone: 01525 373666

Email: rob.nelson@data-harvest.co.uk