Collection of hands-on investigations using Vernier data-collection technology helps students understand renewable energy and practice engineering concepts
Beaverton, OR /PRNewswire/ - Vernier Software & Technology has released two new digital lab books for middle school science. Wind Energy Explorations and Solar Energy Explorations both utilize a variety of Vernier data-collection technology and software to engage students in hands-on scientific discovery.
"Our latest lab books provide a collection of experiments and engineering projects," said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. "These experiments strengthen critical thinking skills by introducing students to alternative energy solutions to real-world problems while helping them explore and analyze key concepts included in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)."
Wind Energy Explorations introduces students to renewable energy, wind power, and engineering design. The nine experiments included in the lab book utilize Go Direct® Energy, the KidWind Basic Wind Experiment Kit, and the Vernier Resistor Board.
Solar Energy Explorations teaches students about renewable energy, solar power, and engineering design. It features eight experiments that use Go Direct Energy, Go Direct Temperature, the Solar Energy Exploration Kit, and the Vernier Resistor Board.
Teachers can access the most up-to-date versions of the experiments with these digital lab books, which include word-processing files that teachers can edit to match their teaching styles. Each lab book includes helpful teaching tips, important discussion points, and sample data and graphs.
To learn more about Wind Energy Explorations, visit www.vernier.com/msb-wind-e. To learn more about Solar Energy Explorations, visit www.vernier.com/msb-solar-e.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of scientific data-collection technology for 38 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 150 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.