New equipment for school physics, chemistry labs announced

Vernier Software & Technology has developed new lab equipment and sensor technology for use in the science classroom. The Projectile Launcher and Polarizer/Analyzer Set help students investigate physics concepts, while the Constant Current System and Chemical Polarimeter aid students in chemistry experiments.

The Projectile Launcher, which includes a launcher, six steel balls, hand pump, goggles, and accessories, helps students investigate important concepts in two-dimensional kinematics.

The Polarizer/Analyzer Set is an extension of Vernier’s Optics Expansion Kit, and it allows students to study light polarization by conducting experiments such as Malus’s law.

The Constant Current System is a combination current sensor and power supply that eliminates the need for a separate power supply when performing electroplating and electrolysis experiments in chemistry. Using the system, students can explore Faraday’s law and determine Avogadro’s number.

The Chemical Polarimeter measures the rotation of plane-polarized light caused by optically active substances such as organic, inorganic, or biological compounds.