Using Vernier Probes 101

How to use probes in your class - not just science!

Workshop outline

8:00 - 8:45 Welcome, background, benefits, types of probes

8:45 - 9:45 Lessons using probes, student activities, hands on activity

9:45 - 10:00 Questions & Survey

Welcome

This workshop is designed to provide resources for you to incorporate Vernier probes in to your classes.

Background

Founded in 1981, Vernier pioneers award-winning interfaces, sensors, software, and curriculum to transform how educators teach science and how students collect, analyze, and interpret scientific data. Vernier probes put easy-to-use data loggers, sensors, experiments and graphing/analysis software into the hands of students, helping educators develop the next generation of scientists and engineers.

Benefits

  • Improves student understanding of science concepts.
  • Frees class time for student engagement in higher order thinking skills, such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
  • Supports STEM education and priorities outlined under ARRA and Race to the Top.
  • Enables students to perform many new experiments with measurements not previously obtainable in the classroom.
  • Increases test scores in science.
  • Is recommended by national organizations, including NSTA, ISTE, ASTE, and IB.
  • Encourages inquiry-based lab activities.
  • Supports National Science Education Standards.
Probeware 101

Matching the Motion lesson plan for use with math classes & student activity

The benefit of Vernier probes and sensors is that they are not only for science classrooms but can be integrated into other subjects as well. This is a lesson plan using the "Motion Detector" to have students in a math class learn about slope.


https://w.taskstream.com/Lesson/View/FE31D09763E749C2F935CA09C4E3D674


Below is a student activity for use with the CO2 sensor.


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3q2HURReMowRTBYbTJIZUZCckE/edit?usp=sharing

Your Turn!

This is the point at which we will experiment with three types of sensors/probes to see how they work. Each probe/sensor has an activity that each participant will be completing during this workshop.


Motion Detector


http://www.vernier.com/files/sample_labs/MSV-33-COMP-graphing_motion.pdf


CO2 Sensor


http://www.vernier.com/files/sample_labs/BWV-11B-COMP-cell_respiration_CO2.pdf


Projectile Launcher


http://www.vernier.com/files/sample_labs/PWV-08B-COMP-projectile_motion_launcher.pdf

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