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Vernier’s Summer Workshops Offer Science and Math Educators Hands-On Training in Data-Collection Technology

Beaverton, OR – March 22, 2006 – Starting in June, Vernier Software & Technology will offer science and math educators extensive training in data-collection technology at 24 locations throughout the United States. Educators can find more information at www.vernier.com/workshop and sign up to be notified by e-mail when registration opens for specific workshops.

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Vernier and NSTA Announce Winners of 2006 Technology Award

Beaverton, OR – March 22, 2006 – Vernier Software & Technology announces the six winners of the 2006 Vernier/National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Technology Award. Ranging from elementary school to college, these six educators were judged by a panel of experts, appointed by NSTA, to be the best in their respective categories.

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High Altitude Experiment

Anna Mika, 7th grade teacher at Cumberland Middle School in Cumberland, WI, worked with her students to design a research project that NASA could implement on a high-altitude research balloon. The students’ project was to measure the protection from UV radiation provided by various clothing materials.

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Heart Rate of a Crayfish

In collaboration with researchers from the University of Kentucky, Heidi Anderson, AP Biology teacher at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Lexington, KY, has developed an inquiry-based investigation of heart rate. What makes her approach unique is she studies crayfish.

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Spectral Analysis of Food Dyes

Spectral analysis of four common food dyes is a great way to introduce spectral analysis, as it helps students understand the relationship between the color of the solution and the ideal wavelength they should use to measure variations in absorption. Students are often surprised to see that yellow dye peaks in the blue wavelengths and red dye peaks in green wavelengths.

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Crash Test Dummies

David Drummer, physics teacher at Kutztown Area High School in Kutztown, PA uses a K’NEX® rollercoaster and Vernier 25-g Accelerometer to investigate impulse and challenges his students to design crash protection using paper and masking tape to reduce the maximum force needed to stop the car.

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Red Tide Emissions Spectrometer

The Ocean Optics™ Red Tide Emissions Spectrometer is the perfect tool to conduct emissions analysis and much more. It connects directly to your computer with a standard USB cable and gives precise measurements instantly over a range of 380–950 nm. Use the Red Tide Emissions Spectrometer with a recommended Optical Fiber Assembly to add versatility and allow a greater range of analysis options.

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Red Tide Emissions Spectrometer

Online Purchasing Guide

We’ve created a new tool on our website to help you choose the best combination of data-collection technology for your school. Based on your criteria, our online purchasing guide helps you create a personalized recommendation of curriculum, hardware, software, and accessories to fit your needs. Once your list is complete, you can print it and take it to your department chair, request a formal quote, or make a purchase directly from our website.

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Logger Pro 3.4.2

We are pleased to announce the release of Logger Pro 3.4.2. It is available now for download, and CDs are in production. Download the update.

This release includes English, Spanish, French, Italian and German versions of Logger Pro, and marks the first multi-lingual release since November 2004.

This release is a major upgrade for non-English versions. All interested users should install this new version, which adds support for Go! products, Ohaus balances, and many new video features.

The new English version is a minor update.

  • Numerous stability enhancements
  • Corrections to several issues in curve fitting
  • Improved installation of LabPro drivers for Windows 2000

No new features are included over the previously released version 3.4.1. For details, consult the release notes.

English-language users will want to install this version only if they are experiencing problems with version 3.4.1, or if an update to an earlier version is desired.

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