Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology



Have you ever wondered how automatic doors at grocery stores know when to open? There is a sensor over the door that works similarly to Go!Motion. Go!Motion sends out sound waves that reflect from objects, such as your body. Based on the amount of time it takes the wave to bounce back, Go!Motion is able to calculate the position of the object.


In this activity, you will

  • Explore the different lines and curves produced by moving in front of the Go! Motion.
  • Learn to write detailed steps for creating an M or W shape on the graph.
  • Match different letter and designs drawn on the graph.

Sensors and Equipment

This experiment features the following Vernier sensors and equipment.

Option 1

Option 2

Additional Requirements

You may also need an interface and software for data collection. What do I need for data collection?

Standards Correlations

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Experiment 21 from Elementary Science with Vernier Lab Book

<em>Elementary Science with Vernier</em> book cover

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Vernier lab books include word-processing files of the student instructions, essential teacher information, suggested answers, sample data and graphs, and more.

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