Digital Lab Reports: Promoting Boys’ Creativity in Science — Wally MacKay, St. George's School, Canada

  • Creativity through Digital Technologies (2012-13)

The focus of this research was to explore the creative potential in documenting, using digital photographs and videos, a dissection in the Biology laboratory. Fifty-eight Grade 8 boys were instructed in the use of digital cameras to record their observations during a dissection of a sheep’s heart in the Biology curriculum at St. George’s School. The boys worked in pairs to label their digital pictures, and arrange them as a sequence of slides using presentation software. The final product was a digital lab report that communicated scientific processes and content in creative ways.