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Vernier Expands Its Offering of Wireless Sensors for Tablets

By Abi Mandelbaum
October 8th, 2014

New Go Wireless pH and NODE+ sensors increase the number of ways students can use mobile devices for scientific discovery

BEAVERTON, Oregon, October 8, 2014 – To help teachers and students further leverage mobile devices in the science and STEM classroom, Vernier Software & Technology has expanded its line of wireless sensors with the Go Wireless pH® and the NODE+ CO2 Gas and Thermocouple sensor modules. The Go Wireless pH is a rugged, general purpose sensor designed to remotely conduct pH measurements using supported Bluetooth® Smart ready devices such as the LabQuest 2 or iPad®. The NODE+ sensor modules are compatible with the NODE Wireless Platform and Vernier’s Graphical AnalysisTM for iPad® and iPhone®, as well as a collection of iOS and AndroidTM apps from Variable, Inc.

“As we continue to develop and expand our Go Wireless family of sensors, teachers and students have more opportunities to utilize mobile devices as part of teaching and learning,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and former physics teacher. “The new, cost-effective sensors allow for engaging, hands-on investigations across multiple science disciplines.”

Using the Go Wireless pH, teachers and students can remotely monitor and collect pH data. Students equipped with iPad can investigate acids and bases, conduct water quality studies, and perform other experiments using the versatile Go Wireless pH sensor.

The Go Wireless pH is supported by a free iOS app. With a quick setup, this simple app allows students to view and record pH measurements. The sensor is also compatible with Graphical Analysis for iPad, which is currently available for purchase on the App Store. Using this app, students can save data, perform curve fits, annotate graphs, perform statistical calculations, and export data for further analysis.

In addition to the Go Wireless pH, Vernier has also released the NODE+ CO2 Gas and Thermocouple sensor modules for use with the NODE Wireless Sensor Platform and Graphical Analysis app. The CO2 Gas sensor module measures CO2 gas concentration in air and can be used for many of the same experiments written for the Vernier CO2 Gas Sensor. The Thermocouple, which can be placed in extreme environments such as liquid nitrogen, measures air and water temperatures ranging from -200°C to 1200°C.

To learn more about Go Wireless pH and NODE+ wireless sensor modules, visit www.vernier.com.

About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 33 years. Focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), Vernier is dedicated to developing creative ways to teach and learn using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With world-wide distribution to over 130 countries, Vernier products are used by educators and students from elementary school to college. Vernier’s 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). Vernier’s 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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About the Author:

Abi Mandelbaum

Abi Mandelbaum is CEO of YouVisit.