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The Caliper

A place for insight, inspiration, and experiments.

Illustration of cover art for The Teacher-Friendly Guide to Climate Change
The Teacher-Friendly Guide™ to Climate Change, a textbook released by the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI), was published with an ambitious goal: to get into the hands of every public high school science teacher in the country....
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Illustration showing ocean acidification
Climate change is the cause of a number of devastating consequences facing our planet. However, one often overlooked problem keeping the environmental science community busy right now is ocean acidification....
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Illustration of wind turbines
Introducing renewable energy concepts to students is essential when teaching them how to combat climate change. Learning about renewable energy helps students apply principles in engineering, technology, and science to cultivate sustainable energy resources for the world....
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Illustration of students holding signs
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges facing our world. Combating this crisis will require a truly collaborative effort at every level if our......
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Photo-illustration of students from Manhattan Catholic Schools
Tyson Vrbas is always seeking out new and interesting ways to engage his middle school students in robotics, a subject he has now taught for 20 years at Manhattan Catholic Schools in Manhattan, Kansas. When he learned about the Vernier...
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Illustration of a data trace over the skyline of Nashville
Have you noticed more greenery such as grass and trees planted around—and even on top of—new buildings in urban areas? Engineers and architects are leading these efforts to help combat a scientific phenomenon called the heat island....
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Pivot Interactives logo
Last March, when the pandemic forced so many educators to pivot to remote teaching overnight, everything changed. There were myriad logistical issues to deal with, but one of the most important things that changed was the ability to gauge how...
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Vernier-NSTA Technology Award illustration
Each year, we partner with NSTA to give out the Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards to educators who are using data-collection technology in engaging, innovative ways in the classroom....
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Assessments could be intimidating and didn’t take into account the ways students had practiced communicating their understanding in the preceding lessons. The way assessment was implemented often felt exclusionary for some students, especially those who struggled with historically limited modalities...
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Page Keeley
According to author and education expert Page Keeley, formative assessment is one of the most effective strategies for improving the opportunity for all students to learn. This teaching tool gives educators valuable information to design their lessons to meet their...
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