Vernier: Go Wireless Temp
4/24/2014 By: Peter Griffiths
www.vernier.com • Retail Price: $75
The Vernier Go Wireless
Temp is a wireless
students can use to
temperature using most
iPad, iPhone, and iPod devices.
Quality and Effectiveness: The
Go Wireless Temp can be used for many
different projects across grade levels. Students can
download the app onto iPad, iPhone, and iPod models that support
Bluetooth Smart (Android devices coming later) and conduct real-time
experiments in the classroom. Students use the app to watch
and record temperature changes during science experiments. They
can then send this data to their devices using Numbers, the iPhone
spreadsheet app, Vernier’s Graphical Analysis for iPad, iPhone, and
iPod, or other third party analysis apps.
Ease of Use: The app is easy to use, fast, and requires very
little need for support. Charging the device is simple with the
rechargeable USB port. The app works seamlessly with the wireless
probe; once the app recognizes the probe, it will automatically display
the current temperature. Students then select “collect” to record
the temperature history.
Creative Use of Technology: There are
numerous uses for the wireless Vernier Go
Wireless Temp, including:
• Science fair projects;
• Monitoring outside conditions;
• Monitoring the
temperature in reptile houses;
• Measuring the efficiency of
a cooler or of reusable water
• Measuring the
temperature of different fans
or heaters; and
• Measuring the effectiveness of sleeping bags.
Suitability for Use in a School Environment: The Go Wireless
Temp app and device are wonderful tools to extend a science
classroom or math lab. The ability to use the information to compare
and contrast different problems, such as recording the time it takes
water to reach a boiling point using glass versus steel, allows teachers
and students to be creative with their science and math experiments.
• Ease of use.
• Device and app are in sync.
• Mobility makes it more engaging.
OVERALL RATING: The
device and app make
the Go Wireless Temp a
highly desirable product for
teachers looking for new
ways to engage students in