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Engineering, Coding, and Robotics Solutions for High School

Our engineering and coding solutions are designed for educators and driven by experience. No matter what career students choose tomorrow, foundational engineering and computer science skills are relevant for every 21st century learner today. Vernier technology gives your students the opportunity to gain practical, relevant data-collection and analysis experience.

Solutions Designed for Educators and Driven By Experience

Learning engineering challenges high school students to build critical-thinking skills and use creativity to solve problems and explore complex scientific concepts. Engineering in high school can help students get started on a path toward a career in STEM. Our engineering solutions challenge students to apply concepts using data-collection technology through interactive hands-on activities such as bridge-building and wind turbine design.

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Bridge & Structure Testing

An excellent tool for teaching engineering concepts and conducting bridge competitions

Renewable Energy

Students gain an understanding of renewable energy and get valuable experience practicing engineering design.

Engineering with Arduino®

Help students build confidence in their coding skills through Arduino projects with Vernier sensors.

Project Lead The Way

Empowers students to develop in-demand skills in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.

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Python

Our Python-based activities help students understand the importance of coding when they see their code interact with sensor data.

JavaScript

Strengthen students’ coding skills using JavaScript with Go Direct® sensors.

LabVIEW™

Give students a strong foundation of NI LabVIEW programming and valuable experience using data-collection technology.

Featured Robotics Solutions

Inspire curiosity with our engineering projects for LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3.​

Help your students learn how to organize, express, and share their ideas through block-based coding and Makeblock robots.

Featured Activities

Coding Activities with Arduino

Keep students coding with these Vernier coding activities with Arduino. These free starter activities are designed to provide an introduction to coding as well as…

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Project: Maximum Energy Output

Generating electricity from fossil fuels (primarily coal and natural gas) produces carbon dioxide (CO2) and an array of other pollutants that are injected into the atmosphere each year. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates that 20–25% of the CO2 produced by humans comes from the generation of electricity around the world. Increasing CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere is one of the key drivers of climate change.

While electricity generation produces a significant amount of the CO2 released by humans, there are millions of people around the world who do not currently have access to electricity. When individuals or communities seek out reliable electricity, they have a variety of options, including generators that run on gasoline or diesel. Developing ways to efficiently produce electricity from renewable sources, such as wind or solar power, can greatly improve people’s quality of life and ability to sustainably support themselves and their communities.

Wind turbines are a rapidly maturing technology that can help reduce the carbon footprint of electricity generation and bring electricity to even the most remote communities. In this project, you will construct a small wind turbine that maximizes energy output at low and high wind speeds. This turbine could be used to provide energy that would charge small electronics or provide lighting. During the project, you will work with your group to design, test, and then optimize your wind turbine design. At the end of the project, you will submit a set of deliverables.

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