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K–12 Experiments of the Month: Elevate Hands-On STEM Learning

Vernier offers more than 1,000 experiments in biology, chemistry, engineering/robotics, and physics that can promote STEM literacy and help you integrate data-collection technology into your classes.

Biology

Transpiration

To conduct this experiment, students use the Go Direct® Gas Pressure Sensor or Gas Pressure Sensor. The objectives of the experiment include

  • Observe how transpiration relates to the overall process of water transport in plants.
  • Use a gas pressure sensor to measure the rate of transpiration.
  • Determine the effect of light intensity, humidity, wind, and temperature on the rate of transpiration of a plant cutting.

Check out a short video related to this experiment.

Chemistry

Properties of Solutions: Electrolytes and Non-Electrolytes

To conduct this experiment, students use the Go Direct Conductivity Probe or Conductivity Probe. The objectives of the experiment include

  • Write equations for the dissociation of compounds in water.
  • Use a conductivity probe to measure the conductivity of solutions.
  • Determine which molecules or ions are responsible for conductivity of solutions.
  • Investigate the conductivity of solutions resulting from compounds that dissociate to produce different numbers of ions.

Physics

Impulse and Momentum

This experiment can be conducted with several different combinations of equipment:

The objectives of the experiment include

  • Measure a cart’s momentum change and compare it to the impulse it receives.
  • Compare average and peak forces in impulses.

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