Vernier Launches New Probeware to Help Students Collect Wide Range of Scientific Data
Four new sensors created specifically for the family of LabQuest interfaces
BEAVERTON, Ore., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following on the heels of the successful launch of the LabQuest family of handheld interfaces, Vernier Software & Technology has created new probes and sensors for the devices. The Anemometer, High Current Sensor, 30-Volt Voltage Probe, and Melt Station are designed to measure and collect scientific data ranging from wind speed to melting temperatures.
“We are constantly working to provide students and educators with the most advanced, yet easy-to-use, scientific hardware and software designed to expand the possibilities for STEM education,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. “Our new sensors, along with our complete collection of offerings, are designed to engage students and provide high-quality and affordable equipment solutions for educators.”
About the New Sensors
The palm-sized, impeller-type Anemometer measures wind speed in the range of 0.5 to 30 m/s (1 to 67 mph) and is designed specifically for students of all ages to conduct wind study measurements in the field. A standard camera mounts on the back and an accessory rod allows students to position it in wind tunnels or in front of fans for wind turbine experiments.
The High Current Sensor is used to measure current in the range of -10 to +10 Ampere. The sensor can be used in experiments that involve currents larger than 1 A, such as solar panels, hand generators, etc.
The 30-Volt Voltage Probe is used to measure voltages in the wide range of -30 to +30 volts. It is recommended to use this sensor in experiments that involve voltages larger than 10 volts, such as when working with large solar panels.
Vernier’s new Melt Station, designed for college organic chemistry, measures the melting temperature of solid substances. The Melt Station uses a built-in RTD temperature detector over a range of 30 degrees C to 260 degrees C. It includes a high-quality 6X viewing lens for clear observation, an adjustable tilt allowing for optimal viewing angle, and a cooling fan that reduces the amount of time needed between tests. Each Melt Station comes with 100 standard capillary tubes.
The High Current Sensor sells for $79, the Anemometer for $89 and the 30-Volt Voltage Probe for $29. For additional information about Vernier’s new line of probeware, please visit www.vernier.com/probes.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 30 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With world-wide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier products are used by educators and students from elementary school to college. Vernier’s technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, and build students’ critical thinking skills. Vernier’s business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information visit www.vernier.com.
SOURCE Vernier Software & Technology