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Physics Education Reviewed Vernier’s LabVIEW Engineering Books

Hands-On Introduction to NI LabVIEW with Vernier
Engineering Projects with NI LabVIEW and Vernier

Chris Butlin from Physics Education Journal reviewed Vernier’s two LabVIEW engineering education books.

Engineering Projects with NI LabVIEW™ and Vernier is an invaluable follow up for those who have already gained some experience with LabVIEW™. Although its title suggests that it can only be used with engineering or technology classes, much of the book has applications in physics and wider science education.

Read the full review (page 7 of the PDF)

LabQuest Named Best STEM Solution

EdTech Digest 2011 Award
We’re honored to receive EdTech Digest 2011 Award for the LabQuest interface in the STEM solutions category.

Here’s a short description of the award criteria:

“…innovative, respected and outstanding cool tools, leaders and trendsetters moving education forward into the 21st century”

See all EdTech Digest 2011 Award Winners »

Hattiesburg High Testing Football Helmets with Vernier Technology

Hattiesburg High’s polymer science students will be able to conduct all types of experiments they haven’t had the chance to do before when they receive new equipment.

“In the football helmet tests, it’s an impact test,” Brownlow said. “We can test both the force transmitted through the material and how much force is shed by the material.”

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Watts Up Pro, Logger Pro, and Electric Motors

Rhett Allain, an associate professor of physics at Southeastern Louisiana University, wrote about monitoring the power usage of his freezer (we did too) with a Watts Up Pro and Logger Pro, and ended up talking about curly electric fields.

Read the article on Wired.com »

Web Site: Lab Book Table of Contents by Product

Book table of contents by product
We added a new tab for each Vernier book that shows the table of contents grouped by product. You can use this information to help determine which sensors you need for the experiments you will do.

To create a customized recommendation of Vernier products for your experiments, be sure to check out our purchasing guide »

SpectroVis Plus Wins Tech & Learning Best Upgraded Product Award

SpectroVis Plus Award of Excellence 2011 Winner

Tech & Learning magazine named Vernier SpectroVis Plus as a winner in its prestigious 29-year-old recognition program. Winners break new ground as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools.

“Tech & Learning’s readers aren’t looking for bells and whistles,” says Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for NewBay Media’s Tech & Learning Group. “Our readers are looking for rigorous edtech products that improve teaching and learning, inspire teachers and students, as well as meet today’s assessment and standards requirements. This year’s Award of Excellence judges put over 160 products to the test, and chose only those that met these criteria. These companies can be proud that their products were selected as winners by this prestigious team of judges.”

Learn more about the SpectroVis Plus »

Stillwater Middle School Using Probeware from Technology Grant

“…students are using temperature probes to look at how the tilt of the earth affects temperature at certain points. Students can also use the devices to test the pH of solutions where they had been using less-precise pH paper strips.

‘We’re doing the things we already did in a more high-tech way,’ she said.”

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