Vernier Offers Summer Institutes on Data Collection Technology
Software & Technology will offer 19 Summer
workshops over the next few months to help science,
engineering and math (STEM) teachers integrate probeware and
technology into their curricula. Led by training specialists, the
will allow science teachers to use Vernier technology in classroom-ready
experiments that they can take back to their students.
As examples, physics teachers will be able to collect position, velocity and acceleration data
with a motion
detector in the "Cart on a Ramp" experiment while chemistry teachers can
use a colorimeter to determine the concentration of a nickel
sulfate solution in the "Beer's Law" lab.
Meanwhile, biology teachers can learn how to measure concentrations of carbon dioxide during cell
respiration with a CO2
and earth science teachers may explore classroom applications for a GPS
six-hour one-day and
12-hour two-day institutes are intended to meet the needs of teachers
wide variety of grade levels and STEM disciplines. Students have the
earning two credit hours through the Portland State University Center
educators of all experience levels with a great opportunity to continue
professional learning over the summer," said David Vernier, co-founder
Vernier and a former physics teacher.
institutes will be
held at a variety
of locations throughout the United States beginning June 22
in Houston and wrapping up in Seattle August 8. Five two-day sessions will
held in July at Vernier's headquarters office in Beaverton, OR.
fee includes training, lunch, lab handouts and a lab manual.
fee for the
institutes is $199 and includes more in-depth study on a specific
provides software and
scientific data-collection technology for STEM classrooms.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.