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When it comes to analyzing STEM data, these products measure up
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The capture and analysis of data has always been important. The ability to process that data has never been so powerful or easy. From weather stations to microscopes to drones, these devices are taking science class to the next level.

ACURITE 01024 PRO WEATHER STATION

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AcuRite’s proven 5-in-1 Weather Sensor tracks wind speed and wind direction, offers a rain gauge, and measures temperature and humidity. The Lightning Detector Sensor tracks lightning strikes up to 25 miles away, and provides a visual and audible warning.

The HD Display features built-in sensors that measure barometric pressure, and indoor temperature and humidity. It also offers clear graphics and the ability to toggle between outdoor weather, indoor comfort, plus daily and monthly records dashboards. In addition, the weather station display offers a lightning strike counter that displays a running total of lightning strikes detected, estimated distance, plus weekly and monthly totals.
(Est. price—$200)

RASPBERRY PI 3 MODEL B WEATHER STATION

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The Weather Station kit is a HAT for the Raspberry Pi which allows it to collect weather data using a variety of sensors. It is designed to be used in schools to enable students to create their own weather station, and has a range of resources to support its use. As well as logging data locally, schools that received a free Weather Station can log their data in a central Oracle database, so they can share information and collaborate with schools around the world.

Kit includes:
■ 1 x Raspberry Pi 3 Model B
■ 1 x 16GB microSD card
■ 1 x 5.25VDC 2.4A USB Power Supply
■ 1 x Quick Start Guide with downloadable manuals
■ 1 x 1yr subscription to the Initial State Cloud Platform
■ 1 x 2x20 Pass-Through Header
■ 1 x HAT Standoff Kit
■ 1 x Raspberry Pi Sense HAT (AstroPi)Not only is the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B the fastest Raspberry Pi to date, it’s the first one with built-in wifi (802.11B)
(Est. price—$200)

THE VERNIER USB DIGITAL MICROSCOPE

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This device gives you a live image that is very similar to what you would see with a traditional dissection microscope. This 5 megapixel camera connects to a computer or Chromebook via USB. It features a 10–150 mm lens with manual focus and an adjustable LED light source. In addition to capturing still images, you can also record short videos and time lapse sequences.

An adjustable stand with manual focus is also included. This allows you to change the plane of view you are looking at on the screen. With a fast response time and high resolution, you can get very clear images that are easy to display, save, and place directly into lab reports. This tool offers a world of possibilities for you and your students to explore.
(Est. price—$120)

USB BORESCOPE DEPSTECH SEMI-RIGID ENDOSCOPE INSPECTION CAMERA

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Armed with a bendable semi-rigid cable that can bend and hold its shape to access a wide variety of confined places, such as curved holes or pipes. The Super Hi-Vision 2MP CMOS sensor camera captures clear snapshot images and quality videos at a close range with resolution up to 1600 x 1200. Unique Blue LED technology helps improve image brightness and clarity even in dark or low-light conditions. The waterproof camera probe makes it easy to explore hard-to-reach or hard-to-see areas such as underwater pipe, car engine, vent pipe, etc.
(Est. price—$20)

DJI - PHANTOM 4 ADVANCED QUADCOPTER

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Get a sky-high view with this DJI Phantom 4 quadcopter drone. The 20-megapixel CMOS sensor captures crisp, clear images and video, even at high speeds, and the autonomous flight system smoothly maneuvers this drone around obstacles during flight. Connecting to the DJI app lets you easily change the settings for this DJI Phantom 4 quadcopter drone from your smartphone.
(Est. price—$1,200)

SYMA X5SW-1 FPV HD CAMERA DRONE

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The X5SW is equipped with a camera to take photos and videos while flying! Bring a new perspective to your photos and videos from the air.

It enables students to view photos & video while it is flying. It supports any IOS and Android phones. The cell phone holder keeps the phone secure.

The Deluxe package contains 3 sets of blade guards, 3 sets of landing skids, and 2 extra sets of blades.
(Est. price—$60)

THE BIG GUIDE TO STEM

To help educators harness the promise of this discipline and find the resources they need, Boxlight has published “The Big Guide to STEM.” Available at no charge at news.mimio.boxlight.com/stem-guide, the 30-page PDF explains why STEM is critical for today’s students and shares several ways to incorporate STEM learning into the classroom. Links throughout the guide give readers easy access to resources and supplementary information. Additionally, the guide includes an at-a-glance infographic on the current state of STEM professions and a collection of top 10 STEM lists:

• Top 10 STEM apps
• Top 10 STEM tech products
• Top 10 STEM websites
• Top 10 STEM events
• Top 10 STEM blogs and online communities
• Top 10 STEM software solutions
• Top 10 resources for STEM funding
• Top 10 STEM resources for girls

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