So if you have existing compatible Vernier sensors and are looking for a great way to connect them to your iOS or Android devices look no further, the Vernier Go Wireless Link is the perfect interface for getting your students collecting data with mobile devices!
By going wireless the probe opens some interesting doors to creative and safe exploration and experimentation. One of the big advantages of a wireless probe is the same advantage we experienced with telephones and microscopes went cordless. No longer did we trip over cords, knock over containers when moving the cords, or dredging off the top of counter tops desks with the cord acting like a giant chain stripping the surface down to bare ground.
“What I love the most about these lessons is the students who have the most success are not always the highest performing students in the classroom,” Baker Sanchez said. “The STEM lessons really give students of all learning styles, language levels and backgrounds the opportunity to show their strengths.”
From my perspective, Vernier has spent a lot of time making the experience of using the wireless sensors as full proof as possible so students can spend their energy collecting and analyzing the data. Setting up the Vernier Go Wireless sensors were a breeze and were immediately recognized on my iPad, without the need for me to manually pair them in any way. This point is important because it is these little details that can bring a lab down when you are using technology in the classroom. If you are not using sensors in your classroom you need to take a look at the Vernier Go Wireless sensors to get you started. Having access to tools like the Vernier Go Wireless sensors will empower your students and let them have hands-on experience collecting data as a scientist would do.
Noah Jolly, Caleb Barrentine and Taylor Boyce have developed a Hot Pocket robot, which tests the internal temperature of a Hot Pocket so the consumer knows if the item is either too hot or too cold. In addition to keeping their mouths safe from scalding Hot Pocket filling, the students’ project earned them first place in the 2015 Vernier Engineering Contest.
Forrest Mims III submitted an innovative use about studying heat islands in our Fall 2013 The Caliper newsletter. He has recently published an article for MAKE Magazine about tracking heat islands with LabQuest 2.
While temperature loggers work well, they require you to note times and locations during a transect so you can analyze the data. No notes are needed with a Vernier LabQuest 2, my favorite data logger for serious heat island studies.
After making a temperature transect across a city, you can send up to 1,000 temperature measurements to Vernier, which will return a Google map with a color-coded line that indicates the temperature along the route (violet being the coolest and red the warmest).
The STYLISTIC Q702 running Windows 8 won over Cincinnati Country Day School, a private school long recognized for its rigorous and innovative curriculum and full range of academic, athletic and artistic opportunities. The school’s deployment of the Fujitsu STYLISTIC Q702 running Windows 8 has helped them fully integrate their technology and significantly advance the teaching and learning process.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) sponsors the Science Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction, or IBI Award. The award is designed to “encourage innovation and excellence in education by recognizing outstanding, inquiry-based science and design-based engineering education modules.”
We were very excited to see Vernier products featured prominently in one of this year’s IBI award-winning projects. As described in the June 28th edition of Science (vol. 340, pgs.1537-38), the winning module consists of four guided inquiry-based experiments that investigate photosynthesis. Vernier Dissolved Oxygen Probes and pH Sensors were used to measure changes in dissolved oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations in real time using aquatic plants.
For teachers, the enhancement means the ability to share their demonstration data, or a lab group’s data, with the whole class, or remotely monitor lengthy experiments being conducted outside of the classroom.