Vernier Introduces New Sensors for Hands-On Data Collection
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February 12, 2014 By:
Vernier Software & Technology introduces new sensors for high school and college-level instruction. The Motion Encoder System, UV-VIS Spectrophotometer, Emissions Spectrometer, Photosynthetically Active Radiation (PAR) Sensor, and Potassium Ion-Selective Electrode allow for investigations across multiple science disciplines.
Based on Vernier’s original Dynamics System, the Vernier Motion Encoder System is a complete system for studying dynamics. It includes carts, a track, and associated hardware, in addition to a new optical motion encoder to record cart positions.
The UV-VIS Spectrophotometer is a portable ultraviolet and visible light spectrophotometer; the Emissions Spectrometer allows students to instantly collect emissions spectra from light bulbs, gas discharge tubes, or the sun, and analyze the data on their computer of LabQuest device; the PAR Sensor measures photosynthetic light levels in both air and water; and the Potassium Ion-Selective Electrode is used to measure the concentration of potassium ions in aqueous solutions.
In addition to these sensors, Vernier also recently launched a family of wireless sensors designed and engineered by Vernier. The first in the family is the Go Wireless Temp, a wireless temperature sensor that can be used with an iOS device.