Probeware class sets
Christine Vernier, of Vernier Software and Technology, kindly donated to us the following items in order that our participating science teachers may run cool class experiments.
|Labquest2 (handheld interface for all these sensors)||qty 8|
|Temperature probe (steel)||qty 8|
|Light sensor||qty 8|
|Thermocouple (for studying Bunsen burner flames, etc.)||qty 8|
|Gas pressure sensor (Boyle's Law and the like)||qty 8|
|Colorimeter (red 635 nm, green 535 nm, blue 470 nm)||qty 8|
|Dual-range force sensor||qty 7|
|pH sensor||qty 8|
|Book: Biology With Vernier||qty 1|
|Book: Chemistry With Vernier||qty 1|
|Book: Middle School With Vernier||qty 1|
|Book: Elementary Science With Vernier||qty 1|
|Book: Physics With Vernier||qty 1|
|Book: Physical Science With Vernier||qty 1|
|Go!Temp Temperature probe (USB)||qty 4|
We have also purchased ten motion sensors for you to deploy in class.
Probeware demonstration sets
You can also borrow some demonstration units from us. We've got just one of each of the following items.
- Pasco Spark SLS model 2008a
- Pasco PasPort thermocline
- Pasco PasPort pH probe and sensor
- Pasco PasPort hand-grip heart rate probes and sensor (currently at a school site on loan)
- Pasco PasPort dissolved oxygen probe
- Pasco PasPort chemistry sensor
- Pasco PasPort temperature probe
- Pasco PasPort nitrate selective electrode
- Pasco PasPort conductivity probe
We've bought one Vernier Motion Encoder System for you to use, too. This might be kind of new to you. It's a track and cart, but instead of using motion sensors based on sonic clicks, this system collects more accurate position data using an LED in the cart and a picket fence pattern stuck on the length of the track. This way, there are no stray data points from sound bouncing at weird angles.
You might need the Vernier Logger Pro software too. Christine Vernier kindly gave us the license. You can borrow one of our old netbooks, which has the software on it already.
You can also contact the major probeware makers directly, Vernier.com and Pasco.com, for one-month free trials of any piece of equipment they've got. They are very good about those free trial periods, but it may take a while for the equipment to arrive to you.
In the future we will also try to find affordable ways to provide mixed-reality labs, as studied by the Concord Consortium. Glen is trying the latter with Texas Instruments' MSP430 LaunchPad, which costs less than ten dollars for anybody to buy online from TI.