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Innovative Uses

Innovative Uses of Vernier Technology

Students Explore Cheetah Habitats

A high school student from New York and a Cheetah Conservation Fund intern measure the air temperature of a potential cheetah resting site in Namibia. Photo credit: Donna Rainboth Animal behavior can sometimes be predicted, and Vernier technology can help students make those predictions. In Namibia, the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) is using LabQuest 2…

Subjects: Biology

Products Mentioned

  • LabQuest 2
  • Relative Humidity Sensor
  • Soil Moisture Sensor
  • Light Sensor

The Color of Noise

You have probably heard the terms pink noise and white noise. You probably cringe when you hear fingernails being drawn across a chalkboard but think nothing of lawn mower noise. These sounds may all have the same sound level, but the frequency content is vastly different. White noise is a sound that has a uniform…

Subjects: Physics

Products Mentioned

  • Sound Level Meter

“Tune” a Room

One goal of acoustic engineers is to “tune” a room for a specific purpose. A room tuned for lecture will be tuned differently than a library. The Sound Level Meter can be used to investigate acoustics in a room. One of the indicators of good room acoustics is the length of time sound stays in…

Subjects: Physics

Products Mentioned

  • Sound Level Meter

Freezing Point Depression

Freezing point depression of water. Ice with salt (left) has a lower freezing point than ice alone (right). Observe freezing point depressions using beakers filled with ice and with ice and salt. Adding salt to ice lowers the temperature compared to ice alone, thus lowering the freezing point of water. The sample data above shows…

Subjects: Chemistry

Products Mentioned

  • FLIR ONE® Thermal Camera for iOS
  • Thermal Analysis Plus

Heat of Solution

Analyze the heat of solution using various solids dissolved in water. Some easily obtained and interesting solids to investigate include salt, baking soda, and sodium hydroxide (NaOH). Adding salt to water decreases the temperature of the water, while adding NaOH to the water causes a dramatic increase in temperature. This phenomenon is described by the…

Subjects: Chemistry

Products Mentioned

  • FLIR ONE® Thermal Camera for iOS
  • Thermal Analysis Plus

Inquiry Study of Evaporative Cooling

Investigate evaporative cooling with chemical imaging by observing a cup of water with the FLIR ONE™ thermal camera and the Thermal Analysis app. This experiment lends itself nicely to guided inquiry studies of the chemistry involved in the evaporation of water. Ideas such as the specific heat of water, number of molecules over the surface…

Subjects: Chemistry

Products Mentioned

  • FLIR ONE® Thermal Camera for iOS
  • Thermal Analysis Plus

Thermal Equilibration

Get a visual representation of thermal equilibration by placing a small petri dish of cold water inside a larger petri dish of warm water. Use the FLIR ONE™ thermal camera and the Thermal Analysis app to determine the time it takes to reach thermal equilibrium. Repeat the experiment with warm water in the small petri…

Subjects: Chemistry

Products Mentioned

  • FLIR ONE® Thermal Camera for iOS
  • Thermal Analysis Plus

Absorption of Radiant Energy

Thermal image showing temperature difference between black and white paper. Perform our “Absorption of Radiant Energy” experiment using the FLIR ONE™ thermal camera and the Thermal Analysis app. Use a desk lamp and an incandescent light bulb to illuminate a piece of white paper and a piece of black paper at close range (10–15 cm).…

Subjects: Physics

Products Mentioned

  • FLIR ONE® Thermal Camera for iOS
  • Thermal Analysis Plus

Interior and Exterior Temperatures With and Without Insulation

Perform the “A Good Sock” or “An Insulated Cola Bottle” experiments using the FLIR ONE™ thermal camera and the Thermal Analysis app to observe the temperature of the exteriors of bottles while using Temperature Probes and Logger Pro computer software to track the temperature of the water in the bottles. In order to mark the…

Subjects: Physics

Products Mentioned

  • FLIR ONE® Thermal Camera for iOS
  • Thermal Analysis Plus
  • Stainless Steel Temperature Probe
  • And 2 more products

Respiration with Thermal Analysis

How often do you breathe in and out? Most of the time, we do not think about breathing, and don’t notice we are doing it. In this experiment, you will determine your respiration rate by examining the temperature of the air at your nostrils using the FLIR ONE™ thermal camera and the Thermal Analysis app.…

Subjects: Biology

Products Mentioned

  • FLIR ONE® Thermal Camera for iOS
  • Thermal Analysis Plus
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