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The Cart Guide is an inexpensive solution to keep the Go Direct® Sensor Cart moving in a straight line or down a ramp for exploration of motion and force. The Cart Guide is sold as a package of 10 Cart Guides. It is geared toward middle school students.
Light & Matter: Vernier Supplement to OpenSciEd Unit 6.1
This free e-book incorporates data-collection technology into the first lesson of OpenSciEd Unit 6.1, which is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), to help middle school students gain a deeper understanding of the initial scientific concepts being taught and to motivate their learning throughout the remainder of the unit. Specifically, students use a Go Direct® Light and Color Sensor to quantify amounts of transmitted and reflected light, then compare the sensor readings with what they perceive with their own senses. Using various models, students develop an understanding of two of the ways light interacts with matter and answer the question, “How can something act like a mirror and a window at the same time?”
- Vernier webinars
- August 10, 10–11 a.m. PDT: Take the Plunge: Demonstrating the Diving Reflex
- August 17, 10–10:45 a.m. PDT: A New View on Physics: Using Video Analysis to Boost Student Engagement
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Check out our webinar archive or request a free personalized virtual training.
Journal and Media Mentions
- “Multivariable Model Fitting as Applied to Air, a Physical Chemistry Experiment”
J. P. Antle, J. T. Godbout, and S. Simpson; Journal of Chemical Education; 99, 5 (2022).
- “Millikan Again”
W. M. Wehrbein, The Physics Teacher; 60, 299 (2022).
- Educator tweet from June 7
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