The NSTA Blog recently highlighted the Vernier Go Direct 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor in the article, “The Vernier Three-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor: A Magic Wand for Magnets.” Reviewer Martin Horejsi discusses the sensor’s benefits for science classrooms and calls it “a breakthrough in capability, size, weight, price, and most important performance.”

He concludes the review by saying:

“Conducting experiments and inspections with magnets is as easy as waving your magic wand. Don’t have a magic wand? Then use the next best thing, a Go Direct Vernier Three-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor.”

The Go Direct 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor measures the components of the magnetic field along three orthogonal axes. This allows students to determine the magnitude and direction of the magnetic field at any point in space. Students can also measure the field along only two axes, or even one axis, choosing the direction that is best for the experiment.

The Go Direct family of sensors offers teachers and students maximum versatility to collect scientific data either wirelessly or via a USB connection. The 16 low-cost sensors, which are designed primarily for chemistry, physical science, and middle school science, can be used in more than 190 teacher-tested experiments developed by Vernier and are supported by free graphing and analysis software, the Graphical Analysis™ 4 app.

Read more about the Go Direct 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor on the NSTA Blog »