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What you can use to collect environmental data

2. Observation and recording using a smartphone application (app)

A smartphone app can be used in the same way as observing with a pen and paper but in this case you can record your observations directly into a smartphone app rather than having to write them down on paper. Often the smartphone app can also automatically produce graphs or tables of data for you which help show changes over time. Smartphones apps also allow you to take photographs and these can be uploaded to support your observations.

Steps to follow:

  1. Download the app
  2. Observe and record using the app
  3. Submit the data
  4. View the results and produce a graph or table of data

Illustration of someone following the steps to observe and record using a smartphone