If you teach biochemistry, you will find numerous Vernier experiments and products that can fit into your curriculum. Common experiments performed in introductory biochemistry labs include acid/base chemistry and buffer preparation, protein and enzyme purification, enzyme activity assays, analysis of carbohydrates and lipids, and gel electrophoresis. Experiments that cover many topics, such as the examples in the following table, are found in the following lab books: Advanced Biology with Vernier, Advanced Chemistry with Vernier, and Organic Chemistry with Vernier.
Last week, we celebrated National Manufacturing Day with these awesome students from Aloha High School. Students were welcomed by co-founders David and Christine Vernier. They were also treated to tours and demonstrations by CEO, John Wheeler; Chemistry Staff Scientist, Elaine Nam; and Director of Operations, Brian Gilstrap.
Motion Commotion Experiment Uses Video Physics App
This year’s National Youth Science Day experiment was submitted by Oregon 4-H in collaboration with Oregon State University and Vernier. The experiment, “Motion Commotion,” relates speed, stopping distance, and reaction time. Participants have the option of using the Video Physics app for iOS to analyze the motion of a toy car moving down a ramp and coming to a stop on a level surface.
Since 2008, the National 4-H has held a National Youth Science Day, in which 4-H members across the country do an experiment and learn science outside of their school classrooms.