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Microcomputer Based Laboratories

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What are MBLs. A microcomputer-based lab (MBL) is one in which a microcomputer is used to collect, store, process, and analyze data. Learn more here

Why use MBLs. Microcomputer-based data acquisition provides an extremely diverse learning tool that can be used to interactively engage students as active participants in the learning process. Learn more here

How to use MBLs. There are many existing MBL activities written for the Earth science explorations. Learn more here

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