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#ITeachGeo folks: Has anyone successfully run a lab by collecting data with a smartphone magnetometer?

How’d you do it (app choice; survey design, analysis tools)? What worked? What didn’t? Any tips?
People who don’t teach geo but like doing google research:

Sure, I’m game to see if your keywords pop up something different than me, but it needs to be SPECIFIC (like lab worksheets or teaching notes), not just theory papers on how this tech could be applied, or names of apps.
My students are wandering campus in trios attempting a smartphone magnetics survey.

Using Physics Toolbox Sensor Suite, 1 student is collecting magnetometer data and 1 student is collecting GPS data. The final student is taking timestamped field notes.

No idea if it’ll work
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#Inktober index card 1: Relative dating is a snippet of simple magic. As soon as you stop to think logically, entire landscapes unravel in eagerness to tell you their story. #sciart #geology #teaching
#Inktober index card 2: #DonnaStrickland is the 3rd woman to EVER win the #NobelPrize in #Physics for her work on chirped pulse amplification, an engineering #optics technique to create short, intense laser bursts with broad industrial & medical applications. #sciart #cansci
#Inktober index card 3: I’m #TeamIce for #MinCup2018, infatuated with this simple & elegant mineral.

Here’s my interpretation of ice from chemical composition to melt molecules to crystal hexagons. I couldn’t find my blue pens for sketching the #thinsection. Shush.

Vote ice!
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