New Vernier App Launched to Help Students Study Thermal Energy Concepts

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The new Vernier Thermal Analysis Plus for FLIR ONE app from Vernier Software & Technology allows students to use the latest versions of FLIR ONE cameras—the FLIR ONE Pro Thermal Camera and FLIR ONE Gen 3 Thermal Camera—as they study thermal energy concepts. Using the app with a FLIR ONE camera, available for iPad and iPhone, students can observe temperature changes on the skin, illustrate convection, track heating due to friction, compare heat conduction in different materials, analyze the transparency of materials in infrared versus visible light, and  more.

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Vernier also offers a free collection of biology, chemistry, and physics investigations. These investigations include:

· Investigating the transmission and reflection characteristics of infrared light as compared to visible and ultraviolet light by observing a person through a variety of materials.

· Studying the thermal conductivity in solids using various materials of similar thickness, such as wood, cardboard, ceramic, steel, and glass.

· Creating a visual representation of thermal equilibration using a combination of petri dishes filled with warm and cool water.

· Investigating evaporative cooling with chemical imaging by observing the surface of a cup of various liquids.

· Analyzing the heat of solutions using various solids dissolved in water.

· Determining respiration rate by examining the temperature of the air exiting the nostrils.

Thermal Analysis Plus can be downloaded for $9.99 in the App Store. To learn more about the app and accompanying investigations, visit