STEM Education

Data Collection Capabilities Added to TI Graphing Calculators

Texas Instruments (TI) and Vernier Science Education have announced a new collaboration that enables Vernier Go Direct sensors to connect wirelessly with TI-Nspire CX II and TI-Nspire CX II CAS graphing calculators. By utilizing the Vernier DataQuest application on the calculators, students can collect and analyze scientific data in real time for hands-on STEM learning.

Compatible sensors currently include the Go Direct Motion, Go Direct Temperature, Go Direct Force and Acceleration, Go Direct Light and Color, Go Direct pH, and Go Direct Gas Pressure, with more to be added in the future, Vernier said in a news announcement. Sensor data can be viewed in various TI-Nspire CX II applications, including Vernier DataQuest, Lists & Spreadsheets, and Data & Statistics

"Data collection and graphing helps students visualize and interact with important math concepts, while teaching them the skills needed for success in science," said Jill Hedrick, CEO of Vernier Science Education, in a statement. "Vernier has partnered with Texas Instruments for more than 20 years, and shares a commitment to helping teachers easily and efficiently accelerate STEM learning. This most-recent collaboration brings together the latest versions of each of our technologies, which are already being used in classrooms across the country today, to further support high-quality teaching and learning." 

"Providing students with meaningful opportunities to engage in hands-on data collection and analysis is so beneficial in today's math and science classrooms," commented Peter Balyta, Ph.D., president of Texas Instruments Education Technology. "This latest collaboration between TI and Vernier Science Education is not only making the data collection and analysis process faster and easier, it is providing students with increased opportunities to make scientific connections and engage in authentic learning."

For more information, visit the Vernier site.

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