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Chromebook for Data Collection and Analysis

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Hands-on science using Vernier sensors with your Chromebook is easy and inexpensive with our USB data-collection technology and free Graphical Analysis 4 app.

Overview

For Chromebook users, we have cost-effective interface options for data collection. If you plan to conduct experiments using multiple sensors and a Chromebook, LabQuest Mini is an easy and affordable option that connects to a Chromebook via USB. Paired with our Graphical Analysis 4 app, your students can conduct a wide variety of hands-on investigations.

For experiments with a single sensor, check out our Go!Temp, Go!Motion, and our Go!Link single-channel interface.

How It Works

  1. Students in a lab group set up an experiment with Vernier sensors and an interface, such as LabQuest Mini.
  2. Using Graphical Analysis 4, students set experiment parameters and start data collection.
  3. Real-time sensor data is shown in a graph, a meter, or a table to accommodate different learning styles.
  4. Students analyze data in class or at home, all in Graphical Analysis 4.

What You Need

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    Graphical Analysis 4 app

    Students use Graphical Analysis 4 to wirelessly collect, analyze, and share sensor data in science and math classrooms. Graphical Analysis 4 facilitates student understanding with real-time graphs of experimental data. Students enhance their work and lab reports with statistics and curve fits.
    Graphical Analysis 4 app

  2. LabQuest Mini
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    LabQuest Mini

    LabQuest Mini brings the power of Vernier’s award-winning LabQuest technology to teachers who don’t need the versatility of a standalone device. The perfect solution for educators collecting data with a Chromebook, LabQuest Mini sends sensor data to our Graphical Analysis 4 app for data collection and analysis. LabQuest Mini

  3. Vernier Sensors
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    Sensors

    Vernier sensors are rugged, classroom-proven technology that are well supported and easy to use. Choose from over 60 sensors for your experiments.

    Compatible Sensors with LabQuest Mini

    Compatibility Notes

    1. Requires a Motion Detector Cable to connect to a DIG port on the interface
    2. Requires a BNC electrode
    3. Data can be collected using the sensor’s default calibration. Future software updates will support calibration modifications.
    4. This software cannot apply digital filters to EKG data.
    5. Software does not support the Data Tagging feature that is typically used with this sensor.
    6. Requires an additional signal source, such as LabQuest 2 running the Power Amplifier app or a computer running the Power Amplifier Function Generator Software, to control the Power Amplifier output
    7. Software cannot calculate resistance or power data.
    8. This interface/software combination can only collect force data; displacement measurements are not supported.

    Sensors Supported in the Future

Additional Interfaces

In addition to LabQuest Mini, there are other interfaces that you can use with your Chromebook. Watch our interfaces overview video or select an interface to learn more and see its list of compatible sensors.

Interface Comparison for Chromebook

LabQuest 2 LabQuest Stream LabQuest MiniRecommended Go!Link
LabQuest 2 LabQuest Stream LabQuest Mini Go!Link
Maximum Sampling Rate 10,000 samples per second 10,000 samples per second 200 samples per second
Compatible Vernier Sensors Over 95 Over 60 Over 55
Built-in Color Screen Yes No No
Wireless Connectivity Yes (Wi-Fi) Yes (Bluetooth® for mobile devices only) No
Power Source Rechargeable battery or AC power Rechargeable battery, AC power, or USB USB
Built-in Sensors GPS, Accelerometer, Temperature, Light, Microphone None None
Supports Multiple Sensors Simultaneously Yes (5 channels) Yes (5 channels) No (1 channel)
Data-collection Software Graphical Analysis for Chrome (free download) Graphical Analysis for Chrome (free download) Graphical Analysis for Chrome (free download)
Price $329 $199 $61
LabQuest 2 LabQuest Stream LabQuest Mini Go!Link

Go Direct Sensors

Do you prefer all-in-one sensors, without the need for an interface? Consider Go Direct sensors. Compatible with Graphical Analysis 4, students can directly connect sensors, either through USB or via a compatible wireless connection.
Go Direct Sensors »

USB Sensors

Plug either a Go!Temp or Go!Motion directly to your Chromebook (no USB interface required) to collect and analyze temperature or motion data.

Wireless Data Sharing

Using Chromebook and LabQuest 2 provides full sensor support and wireless data logging with over 80 Vernier sensors for personalized, engaging, hands-on science.
Learn more about Wireless Data Sharing »

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