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Summer Institutes

Full-day, hands-on training helps you integrate data-collection technology into your science curriculum.

School may be out for the summer, but the learning never stops at Vernier. Please join us this summer for a full-day exploration of the latest and greatest in probeware and data-collection technology.

You’ll get hands-on experience with Vernier’s award-winning line of computer and handheld data-acquisition technology. One of our knowledgeable training specialists will work right alongside you, providing guidance and inspiration as you explore classroom-ready labs and activities.

You’ll leave the workshop ready to excite your students’ learning with data collection.

Each $99 session includes

  • Six hours of training
  • Light lunch
  • Workshop Training Manual on CD
  • Savings on a workshop package
  • Your choice of one Vernier lab book or $50 gift certificate toward purchase

Perfect for science educators who

  • Want to evaluate our award-winning technology.
  • Are new to data collection.
  • Need a refresher course on Vernier equipment.
  • Want to learn from an expert.

Upcoming Summer Institutes

Location Date
San Antonio, TX06/16/14
Dallas, TX06/18/14
Little Rock, AR06/20/14
Minneapolis, MN06/23/14
Des Moines, IA06/25/14
Chicago, IL06/27/14
Boston, MA07/09/14
Long Island, NY07/11/14
Philadelphia, PA07/14/14
Baltimore, MD07/16/14
Washington, DC07/18/14
Norfolk, VA07/21/14
Missoula, MT08/06/14
Spokane, WA08/08/14
Beaverton, OR08/13/14

Hands-On Training for all Science Educators

Get ready to explore these popular labs, designed to meet the needs of teachers across a wide variety of grade levels and STEM disciplines.

After an introduction and overview, you will have the opportunity to try the experiments that interest you.

Physics

  • Collect position, velocity, and acceleration data with a Motion Detector in the “Cart on a Ramp” experiment.
  • Explore Newton’s second law using an Accelerometer and a Force Sensor.
  • Investigate magnetic fields with a Magnetic Field Sensor.

Chemistry

  • Use a Colorimeter to determine the concentration of a nickel sulfate solution in the “Beer’s Law” lab.
  • Investigate the conductivity and concentration of solutions with a Conductivity Probe in the “Conductivity of Solutions” lab.
  • Conduct acid-base titrations with a pH Sensor and Drop Counter.

Biology

  • Measure concentrations of carbon dioxide during cell respiration with a CO2 Gas Sensor.
  • In the “Monitoring EKG” lab, you’ll strap on an EKG Sensor and graph your own heart’s electrical activity!
  • Explore “Enzyme Action” with a Gas Pressure Sensor.

Environmental/Earth Science

  • Explore exciting classroom applications for the built-in GPS sensor that comes in the new LabQuest 2.
  • In “Exploring Magnetism,” you’ll measure and manipulate the strength of magnetic fields using a Magnetic Field Sensor.

K-8 Science Education

  • Use a Heart Rate Monitor to measure your heart rate before and after exercise in the “Heart Rate and Exercise” experiment.
  • In “Learning to Use a Motion Detector,” you’ll use a Motion Detector to measure the position of objects as they move.

Additional Activities, Even More Sensors

  • Goniometer
  • Vernier Optical DO Probe
  • Radiation Monitors
  • Vernier Projectile Launcher
  • And more!

Included with your Registration

Your Summer Institute registration includes a copy of our Workshop Training Manual on CD with clear instructions for the labs covered in the workshop.

When you register, you can also select one free Vernier lab book. Choose from a list of 16 titles, each including dozens of subject-specific labs, a CD with word-processing files of the student instructions, essential teacher information, suggested answers, sample data and graphs, and more.

Your lab book will be waiting for you at your workshop location as long as your workshop fee is paid in full two weeks before the event date. Lab books will be shipped free of charge to attendees who pay their workshop fees less than two weeks before the event date.

If you already own Vernier lab books or don’t see a title that fits your needs, opt instead for a $50 gift certificate for use on a future purchase of Vernier products.

LabQuest 2 Workshop Package

Special Savings Along with Expert Training

Our workshop packages make it affordable to add a Vernier technology purchase to your workshop. You can add a workshop package when you register for a specific workshop.

Graduate Credit

You may be able to earn graduate science credit hours by attending one of our workshops.

Register Today!

Our workshops fill fast! Find an upcoming workshop near you and sign up today.

Additional Training Resources

Ready to get started with Vernier technology before your workshop date? Here are a few more training resources for you to explore.

Training Webinars

Our webinars–live, pre-recorded, or personalized–provide just-in-time training for you or your entire team.

Video Training Library

The Vernier Video Training Library contains hundreds of videos designed to get you started or answer specific questions.

Probeware White Paper

A new white paper explores the connection between the use of probeware and student performance.

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