LabQuest sensors require an interface from the LabQuest family to send data to computers, Chromebooks, and iOS and Android devices.
|LabQuest 2||LabQuest Stream||LabQuest Mini|
|Built-in Color Screen||Yes||No||No|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi and USB||Bluetooth and USB||USB|
Dynamics Cart and Track Systems
The Dynamics Cart and Track Systems provide students with the tools they need to explore kinematics, dynamics, momentum, and energy.
Each system can also be purchased in a 2-meter track variation.
|Dynamics Cart and Track System||Dynamics Cart and Track System with Motion Encoder|
|Motion Sensing Technlogy||Ultrasonic*: Utilizes the Motion Detector for all motion experiments.||Motion Encoder: Optical position sensing and eliminates the need for a motion detector.|
* Using a Motion Detector. Not included in the cart and track system.
Each lab book includes a searchable PDF of the entire book, word-processing files for student experiments, teacher information files including sample data and graphs, a complete materials and supplies list, and other supplemental resources.
The printed version includes everything in the electronic version, plus a printed copy of the book.
- Photogates vs. Motion Detectors vs. Motion Encoders
Many of the Advanced Physics with Vernier – Mechanics experiments can be done using a variety of sensors. For example, the “Impulse and Momentum” experiment can be done using Motion Encoders, Motion Detectors, or Photogates.
Photogates are inexpensive but require a bit more work to set up than the other options and can only measure motion at one point. The Motion Detector gives a more complete picture of the motion than a photogate, but you have to be mindful of experimental setup. The Motion Encoder is easy to set up and use, but is more expensive than the others.
- Slow Impulses for Better Data
- Hoop springs are a great accessory for our force sensors. They slow down impulses enough to get great data, and they provide students with a visual measure of how much force is being applied.
Physics Technology Specialist
All prices shown are for U.S. educators.