Vernier Software and Technology
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Innovative Uses

Innovative Uses of Vernier Technology

Explore Vitamins with New Features of Spectral Analysis

Vitamin B2, also known as riboflavin, was first isolated in 1933. It is an essential nutrient for humans as the precursor of the coenzymes flavin mononucleotide (FMN) and flavin adenine dinucleotide (FAD). FAD plays a key role in several important enzymatic reactions in metabolism, including the Krebs cycle. Riboflavin also happens to be a relatively…

Subjects: Chemistry

Products Mentioned

  • Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer
  • Vernier Fluorescence/UV-VIS Spectrophotometer

Test Your Balance with Human Physiology Experiments

Our new lab book contains a complete set of laboratory instructions for our Go Direct human physiology sensors. This book also includes several new and exciting activities, such as the “” experiment. Balance is a complex task that involves input from multiple sensory sources. Visual input, proprioceptors from the limbs and joints, and input from…

Subjects: Biology

Products Mentioned

  • Go Direct® Force and Acceleration Sensor

Celebrating Darwin Day with Vernier Technology

February 12th is Darwin Day, and Darwin’s theory of evolution is one of the central concepts in biology. Experiments in comparative physiology are an excellent way to teach concepts in evolutionary biology. The Vernier Biology Department developed an experiment that investigates the comparative physiology of snails and fish. A comparison of the respiration rates of…

Subjects: Biology

Products Mentioned

  • Logger Pro 3

The Terminal Velocity of a Snowflake

During a recent snowfall, Richard Born, a retired associate professor from Northern Illinois University, captured a slo-mo video (240 frames/s) of falling snowflakes using his iPhone® X. The camera was approximately a foot in front of a wooden fence to serve as a background for the falling snow. I’m sorry; your browser doesn’t support HTML5…

Products Mentioned

  • Logger Pro 3

Modeling Planetary Transits Using a Light Sensor

Experiment setup for identifying planetary transits with a Vernier Light Sensor Maya Falck, Scott Godsen, and Rebeca Waysek, teachers at The Spence School in New York City, New York, were inspired by an activity developed through NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope site that demonstrates the technique of using planetary transits to identify new exoplanets. The teachers…

Subjects: Earth Science, Physics

Products Mentioned

  • Light Sensor

Study Photosynthesis and Respiration with Bio-Rad® Algae Beads and Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer

Algae beads, along with the , provide a great way to study photosynthesis and respiration. Algae beads consist of freshwater algal cells suspended in sodium alginate and hardened in calcium chloride solution. In this suspension, the algal cells can still undergo cellular respiration and photosynthesis, exchanging gases with the liquid around them. Traditionally, a CO2…

Subjects: Biology

Products Mentioned

  • Go Direct® SpectroVis® Plus Spectrophotometer

Discover the Wavelength

Many schools can’t afford a classroom set of spectrophotometers. So how can you use a single spectrophotometer and a class set of colorimeters to have your students discover the best wavelength of light to use in an experiment? For Beer’s law and kinetics experiments, students must choose a specific wavelength to conduct the experiment. Students…

Subjects: Chemistry

Products Mentioned

  • Go Direct® Colorimeter
  • Colorimeter

Vernier Sensors Used in NASA Inquiry Labs

Dan Rosales at American Canyon High School in Napa County, California, was recently featured on KQED Education for teaching a series of six NASA lab activities about the science of climate change. The labs use Vernier sensors across the school curriculum in Anatomy/Physiology, AP Environmental Science, AP Chemistry, and STEM Club. See all six activities…

Subjects: Environmental Science

Products Mentioned

  • Go Direct® CO2 Gas Sensor
  • Go Direct® Temperature Probe
  • Stainless Steel Temperature Probe
  • And 3 more products

Determine Pitch and Roll with LabVIEW and the Go Direct® Acceleration Sensor

Combining the power of LabVIEW software with the flexibility of our wireless Go Direct sensors opens the door to engaging coding projects and unique monitoring applications. On our website, you can find free LabVIEW code that can help you and your students incorporate Go Direct sensors into custom LabVIEW programs. A nice example of combining…

Subjects: Physics

Products Mentioned

  • Go Direct® Acceleration Sensor

Video Analysis of Loop-the-Loop

Richard Born, from DeKalb, Illinois, has written another great experiment that uses data taken with Video Physics™ on iOS and then analyzes it with Logger Pro. He mounts an inexpensive flashing LED on a Hot Wheels® toy car and sends it through a loop-the-loop. After video analysis, you get some interesting graphs. Logger Pro Analysis…

Subjects: Physics

Products Mentioned

  • Video Physics for iOS
  • Logger Pro 3
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