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Win a Free Go Wireless Temp!

Win a Go Wireless Temp, Vernier’s first temperature sensor that wirelessly streams data to compatible mobile devices. Each week during the month of October, Vernier will select five winners at random from the reviews. Those chosen will win a Go Wireless Temp.

How to Enter

  1. Log on to Facebook, and “like” the Vernier Software & Technology page at
  2. Then, write a short review about a Vernier product, service, workshop, or grant and submit your review on our Facebook page. Be sure to include the name of the school at which you teach with your review.

Official Rules and Restrictions

Entrants must provide their first, last, and school name with their review to be considered a valid entry. One entry per person, per week.

Drawings will take place on Friday of each week, and winning participants will be announced in a post on the Vernier Software & Technology Facebook page. The giveaway opens on Monday, September 29th, at 12:00 pm (PST) and closes on Friday, October 31, 2014 at 12:00 pm (PST).

No purchase is necessary, and this contest is void where prohibited. Participants must be 21 or older. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Each participant releases Facebook of such responsibility upon entry.

NSTA Blog: Vernier Motion Encoder System “Raises The Bar”

“While it would be easy to dismiss all the good science taught with primitive methods, instead the simplicity, accuracy and operational speed of Vernier’s Motion Encoder System provides students not only a crystal clear insight into the nuts and bolts of motion, but also raises the bar on the subtitles and nuances of motion through actual hands-on experimentation and, if you will, science play.”

Read the NSTA blog review »

Personalized Webinars

We offer free, personalized webinars for your entire department that can focus on basic or advanced use in any subject area. Webinars are easy to set up and are flexible enough for your busy schedule.

Sign up for a free personalized webinar »

Vernier and Intel Bring Hands-On Science to Students in Kenya

In 2013, Vernier donated temperature probes and motion detectors to the Karibu Centre, a preschool and after-school program in Thika, Kenya, operated by Orphans Overseas, a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon.

Karibu Centre students examine graph from their composting project
Karibu Centre students examine graph from their composting project

With support from an Intel volunteer team, the Karibu Centre launched its STEM after-school program, which serves 120 boys and girls from a nearby primary school. Intel created more than 30 interactive lesson plans around the themes of conservation, environmental science, biology, and mathematics. Many of these lesson plans incorporate Vernier probes, which enhance the students’ ability to engage in active, inquiry-based learning. The Intel team provided extensive teacher training over a two-week period, including working with the teachers to enable them to create their own lesson plans using the Intel® classmate PCs and probes.

Access to education technology, such as PCs and probeware, is almost unheard of in Kenya, even at private international schools in the capital. Orphans Overseas, with support from Vernier and Intel, is giving opportunities to some of the most vulnerable children in Kenya so that they may gain 21st century skills and go further in their formal education.

Video Physics Gets Supercharged with Object Tracking

Track an object in Video Physics with the touch of a button
Track an object in Video Physics with the touch of a button

If you like physics and you have access to iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, you probably already know that the Vernier Video Physics app is the best way to grab high-quality video in the field and to easily perform powerful analyses of the motion of an object. Using the multi-touch interface, students can quickly track an object frame by frame, generate graphs of the motion, and even export to Graphical Analysis for powerful tools like linear and quadratic fits. Video Physics has won multiple awards and appreciation from teachers and students for its power and value.

This fall, Video Physics will become even more powerful, with the addition of automated object tracking. Highlight an object, tap a single button, and watch as Video Physics tracks the object frame by frame. You can still fine tune the tracking manually.

Download Video Physics today on the App Store. Video Physics with Object Tracking will be a free update to all users later this fall.

Tech Tip: Which Vernier Dissolved Oxygen Probe is Right for Me?

Student investigates primary productivity with the Optical DO Probe
Student investigates primary productivity with the Optical DO Probe

Let’s start with the answer—the Optical DO Probe is right for you. It’s faster and easier to use than the traditional Dissolved Oxygen Probe. With no filling, warming, calibrating, or stirring required, there is significantly less prep time and fewer ways to go wrong with the Optical DO Probe. As a result, students get better data. This ease of use also allows students from every age group, from elementary to university, to accurately measure dissolved oxygen concentrations in water.

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Win a $5,500 Engineering Award from Vernier

Tell us how you are using Vernier sensors in the classroom to teach engineering concepts and engineering practices, and you could win one of three $5,500 awards (one for middle school, one for high school, and one for college).

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Graphical Analysis for Chrome Preview

Use Google Chromebooks for hands-on science with Vernier’s sensors with Graphical Analysis for Chrome. Students can create graphs, modify scaling, make selections, create annotations and captions, and perform analysis with statistics and curve fits.

Learn more about Graphical Analysis for Chrome Preview »

NEW Digital Microscope Camera for Logger Pro!

Celestron Digital Microscope Imager (2 Megapixel)

Vernier is now offering a more affordable way to view images from your existing microscopes on a computer. The Celestron Digital Microscope Imager is a 2 megapixel USB camera that turns your traditional compound or stereo microscope into a high-resolution digital imager. Simply replace the eyepiece of the microscope with the imager, and connect the USB cable to the computer. Use the included software or Logger Pro to view, capture, and analyze images, such as those shown below. Short video and time-lapse sequences can also be captured and analyzed.

Learn more about the Celestron Digital Microscope Imager »

Chemistry Experiments and NGSS

Are you looking for a chemistry experiment to support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)? A common investigation in chemistry classrooms is studying reaction rates. Experiment 12, “The Decomposition of Hydrogen Peroxide,” from Advanced Chemistry with Vernier and Experiment 22, “Reaction Rates,” from Investigating Chemistry through Inquiry are two examples where students investigate the decomposition rate of hydrogen peroxide. Experiment 22, “Reaction Rates,” is the inquiry version where the method involves students designing and carrying out an investigation.

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