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.
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.
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.”
“…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.”