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Our webinars offer innovative ways to engage students with STEM in traditional classroom or virtual environments. Our experienced educational technology specialists will walk you through experiments that students can do using our free sample data.

Upcoming Webinars

Enzymatic Explorations: Investigating Solutions for Lactose Intolerance

February 22, 2024
4:00–5:00 p.m. PST | 7:00–8:00 p.m. EST

Looking for an alternative to glucose strips when you teach about lactose and lactase? Find out how you can directly track lactose cleavage and metabolism using Go Direct® CO2 sensors. Join Vernier biology expert John Melville, PhD, as he covers a standards-aligned enzymology lesson with an updated real-world application. This phenomenon-driven investigation will allow students to explore lactase enzyme function firsthand by observing lactose breakdown and sugar metabolism.

Essential Vernier Sensors for CASE APT Courses

February 29, 2024
4:00–5:00 p.m. PST | 7:00–8:00 p.m. EST

Discover simple approaches for collecting reliable, high-quality data across standards-aligned Agricultural Power & Technology (APT) CASE courses with Vernier technology. Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) expert Chelsea Bowen and Vernier technology specialists Tom Smith and John Melville, PhD, highlight the sensors and software CASE educators use to promote hands-on exploration of key agricultural concepts from environmental systems to agricultural engineering.

Engaging Biofuel Exploration Through Cellulose Breakdown with Vernier and Bio-Rad

March 5, 2024
4:00–5:00 p.m. PST | 7:00–8:00 p.m. EST

Wondering how to demonstrate cellulose breakdown and explain how reaction speed relates to biofuel production amounts. Introduce your students to relevant, real-world topics such as sustainability and renewable energy with this hands-on experiment, “Introduction to Biofuels: Enzyme Action”! Get the tools you need to conduct an engaging quantitative enzyme tracking activity with your students using a standards-aligned method for modeling biomass conversion reactions using Vernier spectrophotometers.

Motion Three Ways: Experiments with the New Vernier Cart Fan

March 7, 2024
4:00–5:00 p.m. PST | 7:00–8:00 p.m. EST

Investigate force and motion with the new Vernier Cart Fan accessory! Find out how your students can collect force, acceleration, and velocity data by adding these easy-to-use, modular fans to our wireless sensor carts. This versatile tool offers variable force levels to demonstrate concepts like uniform acceleration and Newton’s second law.  

The Fluorescence Files: Exploring Chemistry Concepts through Forensics

March 14, 2024
4:00–5:15 p.m. PST | 7:00–8:15 p.m. EST

Turn your classroom into a forensics lab and help your students solidify their understanding of chemistry concepts! Join Vernier chemistry specialist Nüsret Hisim in an NSTA-hosted webinar as he shares his classroom-tested techniques for sparking engagement through hands-on forensics experiments. After discussing tips and best practices, Nüsret will cover an experiment from our new lab book, Forensic Chemistry Experiments, which provides a ready-to-implement forensic investigation into ink pigment identification using Vernier spectroscopy tools.

Recent Webinars

Physics Essentials: Getting Started with Vernier

Vernier’s Director of Physics Fran Poodry demonstrates our five most commonly used physics sensors and presents several innovative ways to make physics more relatable and engaging for your students. Learn about the sensors your students can use to investigate Ohm’s law in simple circuits, understand the effects of air resistance on falling coffee filters, or learn about Newton’s third law by connecting the hooks of two force sensors with a rubber band. 

Biology and Environmental Science Essentials: Getting Started with Vernier

Get ready to explore the biology and environmental essentials that you need to get started with Vernier! These sensors can help students gain a deeper understanding of cellular respiration, photosynthesis, biochemical oxygen demand, and enzyme action.. Biology expert and former educator John Melville, PhD, demonstrates our most commonly used biology sensors and shares teaching strategies you can use in your classroom.

Le Chatelier’s Principle: Colorful Equilibrium Investigations

Move the color wheel out of the art room and into the laboratory! Join Vernier chemistry expert Dr. Melissa Hill as she demonstrates a colorful chemistry experiment that you can bring to your advanced high school and college classes this year. In this experiment, your students will use their understanding of absorption spectroscopy to plan and prepare equilibrium systems featuring six vibrant colors.

Momentum, Energy, and Collisions Lessons Three Ways: Carts and Track Solutions for Your Classroom

Find out which Vernier carts and track system is right for your physics classroom! Our physics team shares three dynamic approaches to immerse your students in momentum, energy, and collisions using our high-quality physics solutions.

Student-Led Discovery: Incorporating Inquiry into High School Biology Using Vernier Technology

Join biology experts Colleen McDaniel and Sara Tallarovic, PhD as they delve into the exciting world of inquiry-based learning using Vernier technology. Discover how to make your classroom a hub of scientific exploration and student engagement. Explore an introductory biology lab that not only builds students’ confidence in data collection and analysis but also familiarizes them with essential lab tools.

Sensor Calibration and Maintenance: Tips and Tricks with Vernier and CASE

Get your classroom ready for year-long agricultural science! Explore a demonstration of the tips, tricks, and best practices you need to calibrate and maintain your equipment! Watch Vernier biology expert Sara Tallarovic, PhD, and Chelsea Bowen from CASE show you their suggestions on how to extend the life of your Vernier sensors. 

Stopwatches, Meter Sticks, and Velocity–Oh My! Enhancing Your Physics Instruction with Photogates

Are you ready to supercharge your physics lessons with cutting-edge technology?  Vernier physics expert Josh Ence presents a demonstration of the Go Direct® Photogate. Discover how you can harness the power of Vernier technology to ignite your students’ enthusiasm for hands-on physics learning!

 

From Sparks to Spectacular Data: Exploring Hess’s Law and Combustion

Spark scientific curiosity in your students through a captivating demonstration of burning magnesium, along with a hands-on experiment illustrating Hess’s law! This video lays the foundation for year-round chemistry learning by teaching essential concepts like calorimetry, enthalpy, and molar heats of reaction. Vernier chemistry expert Nüsret Hisim demonstrates how students could confirm Hess’s law by utilizing a polystyrene foam cup calorimeter to measure temperature changes across two distinct reactions.

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