BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 7, 2017 – As technology evolves, U.S. schools are choosing a variety of low-cost computing platforms for student instruction including personal computers, Chromebook™ devices, tablets, and more. In response to educators’ needs, Vernier Software & Technology launched the Go Direct™ family of sensors to offer teachers and students maximum versatility to collect scientific data either wirelessly or via a USB connection. The 16 new low-cost sensors, which are designed primarily for chemistry, physical science, and middle school science, can be used in more than 190 teacher-tested experiments developed by Vernier and are supported by free graphing and analysis software, Graphical Analysis™ 4 app.
“The Go Direct sensors provide teachers, especially those new to probeware, with a simple, versatile, and low-cost way to incorporate data-collection technology into their science or STEM curriculum,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “The sensors connect directly to Chromebooks, mobile devices, or computers so there’s no interface needed. This gives teachers the flexibility to utilize the technology platforms of their choice in new and innovative ways for scientific exploration with their students.”
The Go Direct sensors include the 3-Axis Magnetic Field Sensor, Colorimeter, Conductivity Probe, Constant Current System, Drop Counter, Force and Acceleration Sensor, Gas Pressure Sensor, Light and Color Sensors, Melt Station, Motion Detector, ORP Sensor, pH Sensor, Radiation Monitor, SpectroVis Plus Spectrophotometer, Temperature Probe, and Voltage Probe.
All Go Direct sensors are backed by Stellar Service from Vernier, which includes award-winning technical support; 24/7 access to an online technical information library and videos; hands-on workshops; webinar training; and a community that provides best practices and innovative uses of probeware.
To learn more about Go Direct sensors, visit http://www.vernier.com/go-direct.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of scientific data-collection technology for 36 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics teacher and employs educators at all levels of the organization. The company is committed to teachers and to 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 140 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.