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Data-Collection Workshops

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

Calling all science educators! Step out of your classrooms, roll up your sleeves, and join us in the Vernier laboratory for a four-hour exploration of the latest and greatest in probeware and data-collection technology.

You’ll get your hands dirty with dozens of hardware and software titles from 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.

You’ll leave the workshop ready to excite your students’ learning with data collection. And, to make it even easier, you’ll receive a complimentary electronic copy of our Workshop Training Manual, which includes ready-to-use lab handouts for all science disciplines.

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.

Attendees receive

  • Four hours of free training
  • Light lunch or dinner
  • Workshop Training Manual on CD
  • Savings on a workshop package

Upcoming Data-Collection Workshops

Location Date
Cleveland, OH10/23/14
Pittsburgh, PA10/25/14
Indianapolis, IN10/28/14
Albany, NY10/29/14
Hebron, KY10/29/14
Rochester, NY10/30/14
Columbus, OH10/30/14
Chicago, IL11/01/14
Buffalo, NY11/01/14
Chicago, IL11/03/14
Milwaukee, WI11/04/14
Madison, WI11/05/14

Hands-On Training for All Science Educators

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

After a brief introduction and overview, you will have the opportunity to try the experiments that interest you. A sample of the experiments include:

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.
  • Try additional experiments with available sensors.

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.
  • Try additional experiments with available sensors.

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!
  • Try additional experiments with available sensors.

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.
  • Try additional experiments with available sensors.

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.
  • Try additional experiments with available sensors.
LabQuest 2 Workshop Package

Special Savings Along with Expert Training

Our workshop packages make it affordable to add a Vernier technology purchase to your free 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.

Attendee Quotes

“I found this workshop to be extremely relevant as we continue to integrate technologies into our biology courses. I feel confident that I will be able to successfully offer new laboratory exercises in Principles of Biology this fall that incorporate the Vernier probes and Logger Pro software.”

John Tiftickjian, Ph.D
Biology Instructor
Delta State University
Cleveland, MS

“The training on Thursday was exactly what our new science teachers needed to get started using the equipment that is available to them. They had no idea about the power and complexity of the LabQuest, probes, and software.”

Lynn Scheller
Beginning Teacher Mentor
Hillsboro School District
Hillsboro, OR

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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