Vernier won three Tech & Learning ISTE 2019 Best of Show Awards last month at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2019 Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, PA! The Coding with mBot: Life Hacks e-book, the Exploring Motion and Force with Go Direct® Sensor Cart e-book, and the Wind Energy Explorations and Solar Energy Explorations e-books were chosen by a panel of tech-savvy educators based on their quality and effectiveness, ease of use, cost, and creative use of technology.
Available as a free download after purchasing the mBot™ STEM Classroom Kit by MakeBlock® from Vernier, Coding with mBot: Life Hacks includes seven activities that teach middle and high school students about important 21st century coding concepts. The activities introduce problem-solving strategies, nurture creativity, strengthen critical-thinking skills, and build students’ confidence as they learn coding language.
The Exploring Motion and Force with Go Direct Sensor Cart e-book includes seven ready-to-use experiments that investigate force of friction, aspects of motion, and simple machines such as the lever, ramp, and pulley, all using the Go Direct® Sensor Cart and other materials typically found in the classroom. The module also includes instructor information, including teaching tips, suggested answers, and sample data and graphs.
The Wind Energy Explorations e-book introduces middle school students to renewable energy, wind power, and engineering design. The nine experiments included in the lab book utilize Go Direct Energy, the KidWind Basic Wind Experiment Kit, and the Vernier Resistor Board. The nine experiments in the Solar Energy Explorations e-book teaches middle school students about renewable energy, solar power, and engineering design using Go Direct Energy, Go Direct Temperature, the Solar Energy Exploration Kit, and the Vernier Resistor Board.