Webinars

With so many educators teaching remotely this school year, we want to offer you webinars that gives you new ideas for bringing data collection to your students. Our experienced educational technology specialists will walk you through experiments that students can do from home using our free sample data.

Estimating Heart Axis with EKG Electrode Placement

Engage your students this fall with our experiment exploring the heart axis using a Go Direct EKG sensor. By placing electrodes in different arrangements on the body to create leads, it is possible to estimate the axis of a subject’s heart. Join John Melville, our Director of Biology, as he outlines innovative ways to use data-collection technology to introduce important biology and human physiology concepts to your students.

Experiment: EKG and Electrode Position

September 16 from 1:00–2:00 p.m. (Pacific) | 4:00–5:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Measuring g Three Ways

Measure the acceleration of gravity with whichever sensor you have, or no sensor. We’ll discuss using a Picket Fence and a Photogate, tossing a ball over a Motion Detector, and using Vernier Video Analysis. Data collected in class can be shared to remote students. Share your favorite g labs in the chat with other teachers.

Experiments: Picket Fence Free Fall & Ball Toss

September 22 | 1:00 p.m.–1:45 p.m. (Pacific) | 4:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m. (Eastern)

Measuring the Solubility of Gases with Soda Pop

Looking for new techniques to help your students learn about gas laws and solubility of gases? Get your students excited about creating solubility curves by experimenting with soda pop. We’ll be demonstrating My Flat Soda Pop from our new Food Chemistry book (Food Chemistry Experiments, Experiment 04).

Experiment: My Flat Soda Pop

September 28 from 12:00–1:00 p.m. (Pacific) | 3:00–4:00 p.m. (Eastern)

The Half-Atwood Machine: Addressing Student Misconceptions in Applying Newton’s 2nd Law

There are several aspects of the half-Atwood experiment that can expose errors in student application of physics concepts. We will discuss these issues and identify several approaches to providing student investigations to help them build confidence and clarity with this system. 

Some topics include: 

  1. What is the system?
  2. What mass is accelerating: the cart, or the hanging mass, both?
  3. Is the tension in the string equal to the force of gravity on the hanging mass?

Share your own approaches to helping students grapple with these concepts.

Experiment: Atwood’s Machine

October 13 | 2:00 p.m.–2:45 p.m. (Pacific) | 5:00 p.m.–5:45 p.m. (Eastern)

Illuminate Spectroscopy

Demystify the black box of a spectrometer with this series of investigations that explore absorbance, %transmittance, and the electromagnetic spectrum. We’ll be engaging students by using almost every tool at our disposal, including the color wheel, lasers, spectrometers, and our naked eye.

October 20 from 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. (Pacific) | 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (Eastern)

Ionic and Covalent Bonds: What's the difference?

Help your students conceptualize chemical formulas using conductivity to differentiate ionic and covalent bonding in various substances. Join us for this new twist on the Chemistry with Vernier experiment, Properties of Solutions: Electrolytes and Nonelectrolytes (Chemistry with Vernier, Experiment 13).

Experiment: Properties of Solutions: Electrolytes and Nonelectrolytes

November 8 from 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. (Pacific) | 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. (Eastern)

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