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NSTA Blog Review: Pressure Sensor 400

The new Vernier Pressure Sensor 400 is one small step up in price, but one giant leap in performance. With an exceptional operational temperature range, and secure metal fittings makes the Vernier Pressure Sensor 400 is a serious tool for high school and college experiments in chemistry, biology, physics, and environmental science.

Read the full review at NSTA Blog

Go Wireless® Heart Rate Reviewed by Tech & Learning Magazine

Students Using Labquest 2 and iPad with Go Wireless Heart Rate

Tech & Learning calls the Go Wireless Heart Rate “very powerful as a teaching tool.”

Frank Pileiro, technology director at Linwood Public Schools in Pennsylvania, wrote a review of Go Wireless Heart Rate for Tech & Learning.

“The Go Wireless Heart Rate Monitor is a nice device that can be used in a variety of educational settings, from science class to physical education and sports training.”

Pileiro tested Go Wireless Heart Rate for quality and effectiveness, ease of use, and suitability for use in a school environment.

“The accompanying app is very easy to use and allows data points to be studied and compared. … Plus, the ability to export the information in a variety of ways gives students and teachers flexibility and collaboration capabilities.”

Read the full review for Go Wireless Heart Rate »

NSTA Blog: Vernier Motion Encoder System “Raises The Bar”

“While it would be easy to dismiss all the good science taught with primitive methods, instead the simplicity, accuracy and operational speed of Vernier’s Motion Encoder System provides students not only a crystal clear insight into the nuts and bolts of motion, but also raises the bar on the subtitles and nuances of motion through actual hands-on experimentation and, if you will, science play.”

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Go Wireless Temp Receives “A+” From Scholastic Tech Tools Review

The probe’s output agreed to within a tenth of a degree with three thermometers and should be accurate enough for high-school students to use to build their own calorimeters in a chemistry or physics class while remaining easy enough for first graders to use to explore temperature.

Source: Scholastic Tech Tools Blog

NSTA Reviews Optical DO Probe

But what if dissolved oxygen could be measured as easily as we measure temperature complete with auto-detection of the sensor and no calibration necessary? Not only would we take more DO measurements in more places, but we would also greatly expand our field of study both figuratively and literally!

Now just such a probe is now available! Vernier Technology has an Optical Dissolved Oxygen sensor that uses a luminescence-based optical oxygen sensor that makes taking DO measurements so easy that students can venture into previously uncharted territory to collect data.

Read the full review at NSTA Blog »

LabQuest 2 is a CODiE 2013 Finalist!

2013 CODiE Award Finalist

LabQuest 2 app was selected as a finalist in the Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device category for the 2013 CODiE Awards! The category recognizes the best curriculum or administrative application, designed for either PK-12 or postsecondary markets, that is delivered via mobile devices, including smartphones or tablets.

Source: SIIA CODiE Award Finalists »

NSTA Reviews LabQuest 2

NSTA recently reviewed our LabQuest 2 interface in their publication, The Science Teacher. Reviewer Edwin Christmann found LabQuest 2 to be “an outstanding tool to engage students in scientific inquiry.”

“In my opinion, its reasonable price and ease of use make the LabQuest 2 a valuable tool for students conducting scientific investigations. It can help motivate them toward greater science achievement. If you’re interested in a versatile and cost-effective tool that is user friendly, look no further than Vernier’s LabQuest 2.”

Read the full review from NSTA Recommends

NSTA Reviews Logger Pro 3 and Go!Motion

NSTA recently reviewed our Logger Pro 3 software and Go!Motion sensor in their publication, The Science Scope. Reviewer Seth Guiñals-Kupperman praised the system’s ease of use and versatility.

“Between the interface to the software and number of possible applications, this is one of the most modular and versatile tools of scientific investigation a physics teacher is likely to encounter.”

“Putting it all together, if you want a device that just
works for you, no questions asked, I would strongly recommend the Go!Motion sensor from Vernier. It’s great as a stand-alone product because of its USB functionality, but will also be backwards compatible if you do have older Vernier hardware on hand. Logger Pro allows students and teachers to have a very straightforward analysis of the data you collect in lab. It’s a lot of bang for the buck, and a site license costs as much as do many companies’ single-user licenses. Not only that, but when you call tech support, you might even be speaking with Dave Vernier himself.”

Read the full review from NSTA Recommends

LabQuest 2 and Connect Science System Review at Assistive Technology

With the LabQuest 2, Vernier has transformed the way teachers need to think about teaching science in the classroom and provided them with an easy and powerful solution for capturing data in real time. Utilizing their “connected science system” with the LabQuest 2 it is now possible to extend their set of tools to students, so that they can collaborate in real time-by simply launching a browser. For teachers that want to create more interactive science lessons and give students the opportunity to collect data the LabQuest 2 is certainly an outstanding tool you should include in your classroom. Giving students the opportunity to both visualize and analyze data is at the heart of science and what better way to make it hands-on than with the LabQuest 2.

Source: Assistive Technology Blog

Scholastic Tech Tools Gives LabQuest 2 an “A”

I used the system for several weeks to do everything from analyzing the motion on a swing and watching the voltage of a battery decline to monitoring the light of a sunset and taking longitude and latitude locations fixers in conjunction with sound and light readings. Its ability to grab data and analyze it is without comparison in such a small unit.

Source: Scholastic Tech Tools

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