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LabQuest Battery Boost

The Battery Boost is a rechargeable external battery for your LabQuest. With the added power of an external battery, data can be collected for extended periods in the field where AC power is not available.

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LabQuest Battery Boost

30-Volt Voltage Probe

Perfect for working with large solar panels, this new sensor is used to measure voltages in the range of ±30 V.

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30-Volt Voltage Probe

Anemometer

The Vernier Anemometer is an impellertype anemometer that measures wind speed in the range of 0.5 to 30 m/s (1 to 67 mph). The Anemometer fits in your palm for wind study measurements in the field. A standard camera mount on the back and an accessory rod allows you to position it in wind tunnels or in front of fans for wind turbine experiments.

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Anemometer

Watts Up Pro

Measure real-time electricity usage with the Watts Up Pro with Logger Pro or LabQuest. Collect data such as real power, potential, current, and apparent power. The Watts Up Pro also calculates a wide variety of data, including maximum watts, frequency, and cumulative costs.

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Watts Up Pro

Forestry Survey using a Vernier GPS

In late October 2005, employees from Vernier participated in a tree planting event in conjunction with the organization Friends of Trees. We planted 200 trees in the wetlands area surrounding nearby Beaverton Creek. As part of the 2009 Earth Day activities, David Vernier and Jim McBride checked on the trees. They used a LabQuest and our Vernier GPS Sensor to note the position and type of each surviving tree.

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Vernier GPS Sensor

Now when you collect sensor data around the globe with LabQuest or a computer, your students
can record their exact latitude, longitude, and altitude. Vernier’s new GPS Sensor is as small as your
thumb, and is affordably priced for school budgets.

Vernier GPS Sensor

Vernier Used Around the GLOBE

Is the heat given off by 500 people enough to change the temperature inside a large auditorium? How does the temperature and salinity of a tide pool compare to that of the nearby ocean water? These were just two of the questions posed to about 250 students from 52 countries who gathered in Cape Town, South Africa, this summer for the GLOBE Learning Expedition (GLE). And of course, Vernier equipment was used to investigate the answers to those questions.

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Activities for Vernier Solar Power

From our solar dashboard, you can see a live camera view of the roof solar panels, our weather station data, and a live display of the power production of the panels. There are also tables and graphs you can use to investigate the energy production of the panels over time. It is our hope that you will be able to use this information to facilitate the study of solar energy production with your students.

You can download the background information, complete with data and sample questions from our Solar Dashboard »

NSTA Recommends Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry

Our Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry lab book just got reviewed and recommended by NSTA Recommends.

“With media attention on species extinction and global warming, environmental science has an intrinsic interest for students. The best way to study the environment (the air, water, and soil) and the interactions among biological organisms in the environment, is by performing good experiments using the inquiry model of learning. In today’s classrooms, experiments can be improved though the use of quality sensors and measuring equipment. This book helps students do both.”

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NSTA Recommends <em>Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry</em>

LabQuest Earns Five-Star Review

The Vernier LabQuest just received a wonderful review in MultiMedia & Internet@Schools, an educational publication. The review gave the LabQuest a 5-Star rating (out of 5) with the following grades:

  • Installation: A
  • Content/Features: A
  • East of Use: A
  • Product Support: A+

“Students will enjoy using LabQuest…. I was impressed by the rugged construction. This is definitely a tool that will last, which makes it an excellent buy—especially with today’s tight funding…. I have no doubt that LabQuest is going to get plenty of use in my classroom. I would highly recommend it for every classroom that is serious about engaging students in meaningful scientific investigations.”

Multimedia & Internet @ Schools
Sally Finley
Country Hills Elementary School
Coral Springs, Florida

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