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Vernier/NSTA Awards Applications Online

Win one of seven $3,000 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards by telling us your innovative use of data-collection technology in your science classroom. Each award will consist of $1,000 in cash for the teacher, $1,000 in Vernier Products, and up to $1,000 toward expenses to attend the 2008 NSTA National Convention.

Apply online by November 30, 2009 on the NSTA website »

Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry Lab Book

Investigating Chemistry with Inquiry is a new lab book which contains 25 inquiry-based chemistry investigations. Each experiment includes a preliminary activity, teacher information, sample researchable questions, and sample data for those researchable questions.

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Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry Lab Book

LabQuest Charging Station

Now you can charge and store your LabQuests with the new LabQuest Charging Station. You will find it both affordably priced and scalable.

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LabQuest Charging Station

Exploring Animated Vector Displays in Logger Pro

There are so many powerful features available in our Logger Pro software, it is easy to miss one. One such feature is the ability to display vectors using an Animated Display meter. Data from accelerometers, force sensors, and motion detectors are perfect for creating a 2-D animated vector display. You can even display an animated vector right on a video used in video analysis.

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Forestry Survey using a Vernier GPS

In late October 2005, employees from Vernier participated in a tree planting event in conjunction with the organization Friends of Trees. We planted 200 trees in the wetlands area surrounding nearby Beaverton Creek. As part of the 2009 Earth Day activities, David Vernier and Jim McBride checked on the trees. They used a LabQuest and our Vernier GPS Sensor to note the position and type of each surviving tree.

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pH variation in Thionin: The Two-Faced Solution

Integrated-Science students Erin Smyers and Nicole Loughner from Homer-Center High School in Homer City, PA, worked with their science team leader, Mark Shopland, to investigate the pH changes in an oxidation-reduction reaction. The students chose to work with Thionin based on the demonstration “Thionin – The Two-Faced Solution” published by Flinn Scientific Inc. (Publication No. 0815.00).

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Spectroscopy 101 Workshops

Vernier and Ocean Optics will team up again this summer to offer a two-day spectroscopy workshop, entitled “Spec 101”. The workshop will be held on June 17 and 18 at the Ocean Optics headquarters in Dunedin, Florida.

It is an excellent opportunity for teachers to see the latest in spectroscopy technology and obtain valuable hands on experience with a wide variety of laboratory experiments. Last summer’s inaugural workshop was a rousing success, and this year’s is shaping up to be even better. Please visit the Ocean Optics education website for all the details and registration.

Lab Organizer for LabQuest

Lab Organizer

Now you can choose exactly which Vernier labs appear on your LabQuest. Simply select your favorite experiments from over 400 Vernier labs and download them to your classroom set of LabQuests. Customizing your LabQuest has never been easier.

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