BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 24, 2016 — Vernier Software & Technology’s Solar Energy Exploration Kit and the associated Investigating Solar Energy lab book have been named a winner of Tech & Learning’s 2016 Awards of Excellence in the New Product category. Now in its 34th year, this leading educational awards program recognizes innovative products that break new ground as well as those that have received significant enhancements.
“This is the second year in a row that one of our renewable energy kits and associated lab books have won this prestigious award,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “It is a great honor to be recognized in back-to-back years, especially given that a panel of educators chose these resources because they provide students with an engaging, hands-on way to learn about important energy and STEM concepts.”
The Solar Energy Exploration Kit helps students investigate energy transformations, discover how the angle of photovoltaic panels relative to the sun affects power output, and experiment with basic circuits. The Investigating Solar Energy lab book contains nine hands-on experiments and two culminating engineering projects that utilize the kit and allow K–8 students to learn about solar energy and develop solutions to real-world problems.
To learn more about the Solar Energy Exploration Kit and Investigating Solar Energy lab book, visit http://www.vernier.com/products/kidwind/solar-energy/kw-seek/.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of scientific data-collection technology for 35 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics teacher and hires educators at all levels of the organization. The company is committed to teachers and developing creative ways to teach and learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With worldwide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school to university. Vernier technology-based solutions enhance STEM education, increase learning, build students' critical thinking skills, and support the science and engineering practices detailed in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The Vernier business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices, and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information, visit http://www.vernier.com.
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