Vernier Software and Technology
Vernier Software & Technology

Physics
General Physics, Conceptual Physics, AP Physics, and University Physics

Teach with Vernier—your committed lab partner for teaching physics with technology. Our complete solution of sensors, experiments, and resources is dedicated to your teaching success and your students’ learning.

Experiments

Make experiments the most engaging part of your science instruction with our teacher-tested lab books. Each book includes ready-to-use student instructions, teaching tips, sample data, and customizable word-processing files of the student pages.

Physics with Vernier

Physics with Vernier

  • Appropriate for university and high school students
  • Topics include kinematics, Newton’s laws, momentum, energy, circuits, light, and sound.
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Physics Explorations and Projects

Physics Explorations and Projects

  • Appropriate for university and high school students
  • Topics include planning and conducting investigations, science and engineering practices, Newton’s laws, momentum, energy, electricity, magnetism, and waves.
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Advanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics

Advanced Physics with Vernier — Mechanics

  • Appropriate for university and high school students
  • Topics include Newton’s laws, momentum, energy, rotation, and simple harmonic motion.
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Advanced Physics with Vernier — Beyond Mechanics

Advanced Physics with Vernier — Beyond Mechanics

  • Appropriate for university and high school students
  • Topics include mechanical waves, electricity, magnetism, RC and RLC circuits, optics, and electromagnetic waves.
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Physics with Video Analysis

Physics with Video Analysis

  • Appropriate for university and high school students
  • Topics include kinematics, projectiles, mechanical waves, electricity, and magnetism.
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* AP and Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product.

Software

Graphical Analysis 4

Graphical Analysis 4 is our free app for collecting, analyzing, and sharing sensor data. Available for Chrome, iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS.

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Logger Pro® 3

Logger Pro 3 is our award-winning, data-collection and analysis software for our sensors and spectrometers. Available for Windows and macOS computers.

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Pivot Interactives

Perform authentic science investigation using libraries of high-resolution video and classroom-ready, interactive lessons from any web-connected device.

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Video Physics

Use Video Physics with automated object tracking to capture objects in motion and instantly create trajectory, position, and velocity graphs.

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Thermal Analysis® Plus

Observe temperature changes on the skin, illustrate convection, track heating due to friction, compare heat conduction in different materials, and much more.

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What Educators Are Saying

"Your products are very high quality and durable, but your service is even better. If you guys ever decide to manufacture an automobile let me know, I would love to purchase it."

Matt Bradley

Madison HS, Madison, OH

"I wish to take this opportunity to say a very big “THANK YOU” to all at Vernier Software and Technology. Your great products and superb support of them have been a major part of my labs and are very much appreciated. May your successes long continue."

David Willey

University of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA

"I appreciate your help. You guys are always so responsive to any requests for help! It’s why you are one of my favorite Equipment suppliers—I can count on quality, durable equipment that gives accurate data and Amazing customer service."

S. Chateen

North Side HS, Fort Worth, TX

"It is this kind of help that goes far beyond what one normally experiences that keeps me coming to Vernier for software and hardware. Kudos."

Dewey Dykstra

Boise State University. Boise, ID

"I’ve worked with you guys and benefitted from your technology since the Apple IIe days and I still get excited when I see something new. I believe that the right technology brings out the best in the imaginations of teachers"

Doug Finney

McGavock High School, Nashville, TN

We’re Physicists. We’re Educators. We Are Your Team.

Fran Poodry

Fran Poodry

Director of Physics

Fran Poodry acquired over 20 years of experience teaching high school physics at schools in Pennsylvania. Fran taught various levels, from conceptual physics to AP Physics C. She has additional experience teaching university physics labs. Fran has a B.A. in Physics from Swarthmore College and a Master of Science in Education from Temple University.

In recent years, Fran volunteered at the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia, teaching a three-day Arduino programming workshop to recent high school graduates. When not relaxing with a book or a soldering project, Fran enjoys the sport of curling and going for a run around the neighborhood.

Contact Fran at physics@vernier.com

Jake Hopkins

Jake Hopkins

Director of Technical Support

While working on his physics degree at Dickinson College, Jake used Vernier products as a student. He started at Vernier in 1996 when the website address still had a ~ in the URL.

Jake enjoys the quirkiness of Portland, and he loves that his children find it perfectly normal to have bees, chickens, goats, and a blacksmith shop in their neighborhood. He is a member of the Vernier Green Team, which works to find ways to lower the company’s impact on the environment, and he enjoys commuting to work by bike every day.

Contact Jake at physics@vernier.com

Josh Ence

Josh Ence

Engineering Educational Technology Specialist

Josh has nine years of experience teaching physics and engineering in Fairfax County, Virginia. He challenged his students to a water rocket competition each year, and Josh mentored a FIRST® Robotics Competition team for most of his teaching career. Josh earned his B.S. in physics from Brigham Young University and a Master’s degree in Science Education from Virginia Tech.

As an avid cyclist, Josh commutes to work daily by bicycle. He is also a member of Vernier’s Green Team. Josh enjoys exploring the sights that Oregon has to offer with his family.

Contact Josh at physics@vernier.com

Dave Vernier

Dave Vernier

Co-President and Co-Founder

During his eight years of experience teaching high school physics and physical science, Dave programmed software applications that helped his students see live data and scientific phenomena in real time. Encouraged to share his applications, Dave founded the company with his wife, Christine, more than 30 years ago. Dave received his B.S. in Physics from Ohio State University and his M.S. in General Science from Oregon State University.

Dave feels lucky to be healthy and to still have the ability to enjoy Portland’s neighborhoods and parks by running or walking with his wife. He enjoys playing his guitar and sampling the good Oregon wines and brews.

Contact Dave at physics@vernier.com

John Gastineau, Ph.D.

John Gastineau, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

John has a decade of teaching experience from Lawrence University and North Carolina State University, and he used the early prototypes of Vernier interfaces and sensors in his introductory labs. He earned his Ph.D. in Atomic Physics from the University of Wisconsin, which required that he construct a lot of apparatus with custom instrumentation, including vacuum systems and tunable dye lasers.

John volunteers for the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol as an alpine patroller on both snowboard and skis, and he coordinates avalanche safety and rescue training as the Wy’East region avalanche advisor for the National Ski Patrol. His experience in medical first-response training supports Vernier’s safety committee.

Contact John at physics@vernier.com

Tom Smith

Tom Smith

Engineering Educational Technology Specialist

Before coming to Vernier, Tom taught Physics, AP Physics C, and Principles of Engineering for nine years at Lake Oswego High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon. During his teaching career, Tom explored the effect of low gravity on convection cooling in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Program.

Tom earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University, and he spent a decade working in private industry before becoming a teacher. In addition, Tom was an officer in the Coast Guard, serving aboard the USCGC Polar Star.

Tom enjoys caring for his large garden and fruit orchard. On the days that he does not have his pruning shears in hand, he can be found fly fishing on the Deschutes River.

Contact Tom at physics@vernier.com

Verle Walters

Verle Walters

Educational Technology Product Owner and Partnership Manager

With 13 years of experience teaching math and physics for several schools in the Norfolk Public School District, Verle worked for Texas Instruments and was involved in the initial release of the TI-Navigator system and the launch of the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator. During his teaching career, Verle was a T3 instructor and presented workshops for using TI graphing calculators in math and science instruction. He received his B.S. from Cortland State University in Cortland, New York.

Verle is a dedicated father of four children, and he spends most of his free time supporting his children in their extracurricular activities, including soccer, golf, baseball, tennis, swimming, drama, and cross country. He also enjoys playing tennis and golf when he gets an opportunity.

Contact Verle at physics@vernier.com

Fran Poodry

Fran Poodry

Director of Physics

Jake Hopkins

Jake Hopkins

Director of Technical Support

Fran Poodry acquired over 20 years of experience teaching high school physics at schools in Pennsylvania. Fran taught various levels, from conceptual physics to AP Physics C. She has additional experience teaching university physics labs. Fran has a B.A. in Physics from Swarthmore College and a Master of Science in Education from Temple University.

In recent years, Fran volunteered at the National Youth Science Camp in West Virginia, teaching a three-day Arduino programming workshop to recent high school graduates. When not relaxing with a book or a soldering project, Fran enjoys the sport of curling and going for a run around the neighborhood.

While working on his physics degree at Dickinson College, Jake used Vernier products as a student. He started at Vernier in 1996 when the website address still had a ~ in the URL.

Jake enjoys the quirkiness of Portland, and he loves that his children find it perfectly normal to have bees, chickens, goats, and a blacksmith shop in their neighborhood. He is a member of the Vernier Green Team, which works to find ways to lower the company’s impact on the environment, and he enjoys commuting to work by bike every day.

Josh Ence

Josh Ence

Engineering Educational Technology Specialist

Dave Vernier

Dave Vernier

Co-President and Co-Founder

Josh has nine years of experience teaching physics and engineering in Fairfax County, Virginia. He challenged his students to a water rocket competition each year, and Josh mentored a FIRST® Robotics Competition team for most of his teaching career. Josh earned his B.S. in physics from Brigham Young University and a Master’s degree in Science Education from Virginia Tech.

As an avid cyclist, Josh commutes to work daily by bicycle. He is also a member of Vernier’s Green Team. Josh enjoys exploring the sights that Oregon has to offer with his family.

During his eight years of experience teaching high school physics and physical science, Dave programmed software applications that helped his students see live data and scientific phenomena in real time. Encouraged to share his applications, Dave founded the company with his wife, Christine, more than 30 years ago. Dave received his B.S. in Physics from Ohio State University and his M.S. in General Science from Oregon State University.

Dave feels lucky to be healthy and to still have the ability to enjoy Portland’s neighborhoods and parks by running or walking with his wife. He enjoys playing his guitar and sampling the good Oregon wines and brews.

John Gastineau, Ph.D.

John Gastineau, Ph.D.

Staff Scientist

Tom Smith

Tom Smith

Engineering Educational Technology Specialist

John has a decade of teaching experience from Lawrence University and North Carolina State University, and he used the early prototypes of Vernier interfaces and sensors in his introductory labs. He earned his Ph.D. in Atomic Physics from the University of Wisconsin, which required that he construct a lot of apparatus with custom instrumentation, including vacuum systems and tunable dye lasers.

John volunteers for the Mt. Hood Ski Patrol as an alpine patroller on both snowboard and skis, and he coordinates avalanche safety and rescue training as the Wy’East region avalanche advisor for the National Ski Patrol. His experience in medical first-response training supports Vernier’s safety committee.

Before coming to Vernier, Tom taught Physics, AP Physics C, and Principles of Engineering for nine years at Lake Oswego High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon. During his teaching career, Tom explored the effect of low gravity on convection cooling in NASA’s Reduced Gravity Education Program.

Tom earned his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Oregon State University and a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Tufts University, and he spent a decade working in private industry before becoming a teacher. In addition, Tom was an officer in the Coast Guard, serving aboard the USCGC Polar Star.

Tom enjoys caring for his large garden and fruit orchard. On the days that he does not have his pruning shears in hand, he can be found fly fishing on the Deschutes River.

Verle Walters

Verle Walters

Educational Technology Product Owner and Partnership Manager

With 13 years of experience teaching math and physics for several schools in the Norfolk Public School District, Verle worked for Texas Instruments and was involved in the initial release of the TI-Navigator system and the launch of the TI-84 Plus graphing calculator. During his teaching career, Verle was a T3 instructor and presented workshops for using TI graphing calculators in math and science instruction. He received his B.S. from Cortland State University in Cortland, New York.

Verle is a dedicated father of four children, and he spends most of his free time supporting his children in their extracurricular activities, including soccer, golf, baseball, tennis, swimming, drama, and cross country. He also enjoys playing tennis and golf when he gets an opportunity.

Stellar Service
Makes a Measurable Difference

Stellar Service Makes a Measurable Difference

Stellar Service

Makes a Measurable Difference

Stellar Service Makes a Measurable Difference

Engaging students in the collection and analysis of scientific data takes innovative technology. It also takes stellar service from the partner you choose. At Vernier, our priority is to provide science educators with unparalleled customer service, technical support, and resources so that you are always supported when integrating our technology.

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