Utilizing Android Phones for NASA Relative Measurements

Wednesday 12:31 PT / 1:31 MT / 2:31 CT / 3:31 ET Online
Teaching Demonstration Part of Teaching Demonstrations


CONSTANCE MEADORS, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Katina White, Forest Heights Middle school
Dr. Marico Bryant-Howe, University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College


We will demonstrate various apps utilizing the pixel system in the camera, the rule app, spectroscopy, frequency and its relevance to NASA data collecting and measurements, and how to incorporate the application in the classroom. We will also demonstrate how to explore new instrumentation applications.


Phones have become a part of our lives. They are used to measure many physical activities and measurements such as heart rate. However, academia often bands the use of phones in the classroom. This activity is designed to help instructors and students embrace the phone is a scientific tool. It incorporates the use of the Android phone to integrate measurements systems that are useful to NASA. This includes converting the phone into unique, yet common, scientific devices.

Instructors a will better understand how to integrate a mobile device into their daily lessons. Students will enjoy the application and opportunity to use their devices in the classroom.


Used to demonstrate scientific processes, measurements, and easy hands on applications that includes remote sensing, spectroscopy, and instrumentation for 7th grade-undergraduate.

Why It Works

This integrates mobile devices into daily lessons activities and inquiry based labs. Examples include: Building and using an Android phone microscope or telescope, Acquiring data from a sensor and transmitting it over the internet, Building an Android phone oscilloscope.

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