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Vernier on TV

Vernier Software & Technology was fortunate enough to have our products featured on television programming presented by Discovery Communications, Inc.. Discovery’s many cable networks, which include The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, and The Science Channel, produce science programming that is entertaining, as well as informative.

In Dream Science Classroom, The Science Channel makes the education wishes of Rahway, N.J. Middle School science teacher, Brad Edwards, come true as it chronicles the design and build of a cutting edge, futuristic science classroom. Vernier Software & Technology participated by donating sensors and software to the project. The following clip shows Vernier consultant David Carter working with Designer Derek Wybourn to understand how to use a Go!Motion USB motion detector and Logger Lite software.

Dream Science Classroom from Mad Dog Films, Inc. on Vimeo.

Download the video clip:
Apple Quicktime (makeover.mov, 11.7 MB)


MythBusters

In a holiday episode of MythBusters, several “myths” related to celebrating December holidays were investigated. One featured investigating whether a frozen turkey could break your foot. As part of the test, they dropped a turkey on a Vernier Force Plate and investigated the force-time graph using Logger Pro 3 software. They then proceeded to drop the turkey on a simulated foot with some not so surprising results. If you are brave enough to try this on your own, we recommend choosing a sampling rate of 250 samples per second, and be sure to drop the turkey on the force plate and not on your toes.

Download the video clip:
Windows Media Video (mythbusters.wmv, 11.6 MB)
Apple Quicktime (mythbusters.mov, 13.5 MB)

An Inconvenient Truth DVD Giveaway for Teachers

“An Inconvenient Truth” DVDs are available on a first come, first serve basis to teachers across the country interested in using the film about Global warming as a teaching tool in classrooms.

A free downloadable curriculum guide to accompany “An Inconvenient Truth” is available for download at Participate.net courtesy of the film’s financier, Participant Productions.

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New Fall 2006 Caliper

Our special 25th anniversary edition of The Caliper debuts Vernier Biotechnology, Vernier SensorDAQ, and the Vernier Infrared Thermometer! Read it online or join our mailing list to have The Caliper delivered to you twice a year.

New Fall 2006 Caliper

Vernier and LEGO® Education

Vernier Software & Technology is excited to be a part of a collaboration with LEGO Education, National Instruments, Tufts University, and Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Academy.

We have been working with the LEGO NXT and Vernier sensors for several months and have a few sample movies to show the possibilities of this collaboration.

View descriptions and movies of our projects »

Read LEGO Education’s full press release »

25th Anniversary Celebration at AAPT

This summer’s AAPT meeting marked two celebrations—the 75th anniversary for AAPT and our 25th anniversary. As part of the AAPT celebration, Dave spoke about the changes that he has seen in data-collection technology over the past 25 years.

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New Spring Caliper

Read about the new Vernier Wireless Dynamics Sensor System, Vernier Spectrometer, and Biology ProScope Kit in the Spring 2006 edition of The Caliper! Read it online or join our mailing list to have The Caliper delivered to your doorstep twice a year.

New Spring Caliper

Online Purchasing Guide

We’ve created a new tool on our website to help you choose the best combination of data-collection technology for your school. Based on your criteria, our online purchasing guide helps you create a personalized recommendation of curriculum, hardware, software, and accessories to fit your needs. Once your list is complete, you can print it and take it to your department chair, request a formal quote, or make a purchase directly from our website.

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EasyData 2 Goes International

Texas Instruments and Vernier are pleased to announce localized versions of EasyData! The EasyData application for the TI-84 Plus family of calculators and TI-83 Plus calculators brings a new level of simplicity to calculator-based data collection. Now, you can collect data directly on your TI calculator in 11 different languages.

EasyData version 2 is available in the following languages:

  • Spanish
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Swedish
  • Dutch
  • Norwegian
  • Danish
  • Finnish

Learn more or download EasyData at www.vernier.com/easy/easydata.html

2006 Technology Award Winners

Vernier/NSTA 2006 Technology Award

We are pleased to announce the 2006 Vernier/NSTA Technology Award Winners. The winners are awarded for their innovative use of data-collection technology using a computer, graphing calculator, or other handheld in the science classroom.

Read the synopsis of the winners’ submissions.

Elementary
Deborah Wickerham
Chamberlin Hill Intermediate
Findlay, OH

Middle School
Jamie Mabry
New London Choice Middle School
New London, NC

High School
Heidi Anderson
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
Lexington, KY

David Jones
Big Sky High School
Missoula, MT

Stephen Potashnik
Chesapeake Bay Governor’s School
Tappahannock, VA

College
Marina Milner-Bolton
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC, Canada

Read more »

New 2006 Catalog

Our 2006 catalog is now in the mail! If you are already on our mailing list, you will receive a copy soon. If not, sign up on our mailing list. We have several new products for our 25th anniversary year, and this is our biggest and best catalog ever.

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