Equipment Library

Classroom kits
Boe-Bot Robot Kit

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th,9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: robotics, programming, electrical circuits

Contents: 1 boe-bot kit, 4 "AA" batteries, 1 "robotics with the Boe-Bot" manual

Other equipment needed: computer (Mac or Windows), or Chromebook

Apps or software needed: basic stamp editor software (download here)

Equipment training required: no

Number of kits available: 6

Description: The Boe-bot is a programable robot that students build, program and test different manuvers and functions such as routines, navigation with whiskers, phototransistors, or even infrared headlights.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Boe-Bot product page

Cubelet Mega Pack

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th,9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, problem solving, robotics, coding

Contents: 6 sets, with each set containing 26 cubelets (16 types of cubelets), 12 brick adaptors that are compatible with Legos, two chargers with 10 cords included with the class set, and activity cards and instructions

Other equipment needed: Optional: tablet, computer or smartphone (either Android or iOS) (apps & computers not needed to use robots, just added extras)

Apps or software needed: Optional: Cubelets app, Cubelets Blocky, or Cubelets Flash (download here)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 1

Description: Cubelets use Tactile Coding to help builders of nearly any age explore robotics, coding, and more. Uniquely designed, they are little bundles of software inside little bundles of hardware. As you build a robot, you learn to build a program. More than just coding, Cubelets help teach foundational behaviors like problem-solving, persistence, and communication while building robots! This set has more cubelets than the mini maker set as well as more types of cubelets. This is more of an advanced set.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Cubelets have an Educator Resource Hub. It has a lot of information so don't be overwhelmed! Activity Cards are printed and included by the Umpuqa Valley STEAM Hub but the website has these other goodies:

Teacher implementation guide

Lesson plans

Getting started guide

Information about using Bluetooth to connect to Cubelet apps (apps not required to use robots, just added extras)

Cubelet Mini Maker Pack

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th,9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, problem solving, robotics, coding

Contents: 4 sets, with each set containing 26 cubelets (9 types of cubes), 12 brick adaptors compatible with Legos, two chargers with 10 cords included with the class set, and activity cards and instructions

Other equipment needed: Optional: tablet, computer or smartphone (either Android or iOS) (apps & computers not needed to use robots, just added extras)

Apps or software needed: Optional: Cubelets app, Cubelets Blocky, or Cubelets Flash (download here)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 1

Description: Cubelets use Tactile Coding to help builders of nearly any age explore robotics, coding, and more. Uniquely designed, they are little bundles of software inside little bundles of hardware. As you build a robot, you learn to build a program. More than just coding, Cubelets help teach foundational behaviors like problem-solving, persistence, and communication while building robots! This set has fewer cubelets with fewer types of cubelets and is more of a beginner pack.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Cubelets have an Educator Resource Hub. It has a lot of information so don't be overwhelmed! Activity Cards are printed and included by the Umpuqa Valley STEAM Hub but the website has these other goodies:

Teacher implementation guide

Lesson plans

Getting started guide

Information about using Bluetooth to connect to Cubelet apps (apps not required to use robots, just added extras)

 

Family Engineering STEAM Night Kit

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th

Subject: engineering, STEAM night

Contents: activity signs, a "Family Engineering" book that contains an event planning guide and activity instructions for 37 activities, and materials for 15 activities from the "Family Engineering" book

Other equipment needed: a few of the activities will require additional materials such as shoes

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number of kits available: 2

Description: A complete kit for 20+ students and their families of STEAM activities. The kit includes almost everything needed for hands on activities appropriate for children and families K-8. This is a great tool for hosting a school or organization wide family STEAM night.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Preview of the "Family Engineering" book table of contents

IPad Mini

Grade: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: technology

Contents: 1 iPad Mini, 1 otter box protective case, 1 charging cord

Other equipment needed: depending on activity

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: none

Number available: 12

Description: The IPad mini is available as a companion for robots, sensors, or our other learning equipment. These units are not to be checked out alone without the permission of the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub staff.

Lesson plans and more product information: none

Jumbo Magnifying Glasses

Grade: Pre K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Subject: Biology,

Contents: 1 class set containing: 12 colorful magnifying glasses (3 1/2 inch diameter lens)

Other Equipment Needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 1 class set

Description: These colorful jumbo magnifying glasses are great for exploring tiny organisms and details. They come in a variety of colors and can magnify 4.5x. This set is perfect for young students exploring the world around them.

Lesson plans and more product information:

KidWind Basic Wind Experiment Kit Class Set

Grade: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: physics, electricity, engineering design

Contents: all materials needed to build 3 full wind turbines, 8 blade assemby kits (hub, dowels, blade materials), 1 power output board (to test power generated by turbine)

Other equipment needed: small philips screw driver, glue gun (or other glue of choice), box fan (or any fan on a stand)

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number of kits available: 2

Description: Allows young scientists to test a variety of blade designs, generate electricity, and lift weights. All the materials you need to get started understanding wind power.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with video of basic turbine assembly

Engineering efficient wind turbines (lesson plan grade 4)

K'NEX Education Forces, Energy, And Motion Set

Grade: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: physics, energy, engineering design

Contents:  3 K'NEX building sets which can build up to 12 cars simultaneously, 4 student guides (included, see a digital copy here), CD of teacher's guide (see a digital copy here)

Other equipment needed: small screw driver

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number of kits available: 1 class set (3 building kits)

Description: The Forces, Energy & Motion set offers an exciting, hands-on opportunity to explore fundamental physical science concepts by building cars and powering them using wind, rubber band, spring, and motor.  Supports students working in groups of 2-3 per kit.

Lesson plans and more product information:

K'NEX Energy, Forces, and Motion teacher's guide with 7 racer lesson plans (PDF)

K'NEX Energy, Forces, and Motion student building guide (PDF, hard copy included in kit)

K'NEX Solar Cars Kit Class Set

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th

Subject: physics, energy, engineering design

Contents: 15 kits - each kit includes K'nex pieces, 1 motor, 2 rubberbands, 1 solar panel, 2 aligator clip wires, and 2 reusable zip ties

Other equipment needed: batteries are optional but useful for testing car design if no sun or appropriate lighting is present

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number of kits available: 2 class sets (15 car kits each)

Description: Explore egineering principles with this kit of k'nex pieces, motors and solar panels. Students will build a car or a functioning machine and test their design using either solar power or batteries.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Harnessing Solar Power with K'nex Cars (lesson plan grades 6-10)

Video of how to build the cars (YouTube)

Video about using the KNEX pieces (YouTube)

 

LEGO early simple machines

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Subject: physics, engineering, technology

Contents: 15 LEGO Early Simple Machines kits, teacher folder with instructions

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: none

Number available: 1 class set of 15 kits

Description: Students can observe and investigate simple machines. Discover mechanical principles by exploring, investigating, and solving tasks related to mechanical principles as well as learn about energy, balance, buoyancy, and much more.  It includes gears, levers, pulleys, wheels and axles, as well as a plastic punch-out sheet with eyes, sails, scales and wings.  Each kit supports 2 students.

Lesson plans and more:

 LEGO Early Simple Machines guides - includes links to

• quick start guide

• 11 lesson plans

 

LEGO WeDo 2.0 class set

Grade: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: programming, science

Contents: 15 LEGO WeDo 2.0 kits each with an add-on power pack

Other equipment needed: Computer (PC or Mac), Chromebooks or tablets (Android or iOS). 

Apps or software needed: WeDo 2.0 software  for Windows, Mac, Chrome, iOS, and Android.  The website also gives system requirements.

Equipment training required: none

Number available: 1 class set of 15 kits

Description: A hands-on STEM solution that combines the LEGO brick, classroom-friendly software, engaging standards-based projects and a discovery based approach. Designed with collaboration in mind, each Core Set supports two students, introducing them to computational thinking and engineering principles in a fun and engaging way.

Lesson plans and more information:

LEGO WeDo 2.0 product page

Teacher resources page - has links to

• Teacher guide

• 35 lesson plans and maker activities about science and programming (7 grade 1-2, 28 grade 2-3)

• Scratch how-to videos for using WeDo 2.0 with Scratch 3.0

Magnetic Marble Run

Grade: Pre K,K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Subject: Engineering, physics

Contents: 6 sets with each set containing 29 pieces including 4 marbles, 15 foam magnetic pieces, and 10 activity cards

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 1

Description: Inspire kids to use critical thinking skills to create their own unique marble runs with long, short, and curved magnetic pieces! Drop a marble to see each design come to life. Engineering and problem solving have never been this much fun! Kids can rearrange the pieces countless ways to make the marble change speed and directions.

Lesson plans and more product information:

MakeDo class set

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: engineering

Contents: 10 safe saws, 10 scrudrivers, 15 mini-tools, 525 scrus, 100 scrus XL, 6 piece plier set, 1 pair cutting shears, 2 boxes large brads, 2 boxes small brads

Other equipment needed: recylced containers, cardboard boxes, etc. for building

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: none

Number available: 1

Description: Makedo is a simple to use, open-ended system of tools for creative cardboard construction. Build imaginative and useful creations from upcycled (repurposed) everyday cardboard.

Lesson plans and more information:

MakeDo website with building ideas

Makey Makey Invention Kit

Grade: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: Circuits, programming

Contents: 23 Makey Makey kits

Other equipment needed: Computer (Mac or Windows)

Apps or software needed: Website with bongos, piano, games, etc. https://makeymakey.com/blogs/how-to-instructions/apps-for-plug-and-play

Equipment training required: No

Number available: 1 class set (23 kits)

Description: Get kids excited about hands-on circuits and programming with Makey Makey. Turn everyday objects like bananas into touchpads. Connect the world around you to your computer. Just plug, clip, and play. No programming knowledge needed.

Follow this link for lesson plans and more product information: 

Makey Makey product page

Educator Guide, 7 lessons, and 7 LEGO challenges

1000s of user submitted projects (full lesson plans and inspiration)

Ozobot EVO Class Set

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: robotics, coding, problem solving

Contents:18 programable robots, 18 sets of color code markers, 18 skins, 3 charging stations with 18 total cords, 150 foam cylindars, educator guide

Other equipment needed: computer, smartphone or tablet for programming (optional)

Apps or software needed: Evo app for Android and iOS

Equipment training required: none

Number of Sets Available: 2 class sets (18 robots each)

Description: These tiny programable robots are perfect for introducing block coding and problem solving. Students will program their robots either using color coded markers and paper for younger kids, or via block coding for older kids. The robot can be programmed to run routines, follow lines or do tricks!

Lesson plans and more product information:

EVO Ozobot product page

Ozobot lesson library (lesson plans grades k-12, hour of code)

EVO Ozobot color codes (PDF)

Programmable Mini Drone

Grade: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th,9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: coding, robotics, problem solving

Contents: 1 class set containing: 10 each of drones,blue tooth boards, micro usb 2.0 charging/connecting cables, propellor removal tools, sets of spare propellors, batteries, cardboard landing pad, and a quickstart guide. Set comes in a water proof case and includes a teacher information folder

Other Equipment Needed: Computer (Mac or Windows), or a Chromebook. iPads, tablets, or smart phones are NOT compatible with the Codrone Lite

Apps or software needed: Chrome Browser, Snap4Robolink Chrome Extension, CP2104 USB to UART Bridge Controller (automatically installs when the bluetooth circuit board is plugged into the computer (usually))

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2 class sets

Description: CoDrone Lite is a programmable drone designed to teach young kids programming. Built with 6 different sensors, it will help anyone programming and flying the drone to see their code come to life and interact with the real world! It is programmed through a block-based coding environment built especially for beginners and is designed for younger audiences who want to learn foundational concepts behind coding, but may not be ready yet for full-on text-based coding. Students will learn how to program their own custom flight patterns, how to navigate through obstacles, and more.

Lesson plans and more product information:

CoDrone page with Teacher Guide and Lesson Plans

Snap Circuits Deluxe (750 projects)

Grade: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: electronics, problem solving

Contents: 3 kits total, each kit contains over 85 electronic parts plus 5 project manuals and 2 AA batteries

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 3

Description: Students will learn about electronic curcuits and their parts by building exciting projects such as FM radios, digital voice recorders, AM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells, and much more! All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about electronics. No tools required

Lesson plans and more product information:

These manuals are included in the set but here are links for you to preview and plan.

Lesson manual projects 1-101

Lesson manual projects 102-305

Lesson manual projects 306-511

Lesson manual projects 512-692

Lesson manual projects with computer interface PC1-PC73

Snap Circuit Jr. (100 projects) Class Set

Grade: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: electricity

Contents: 15 snap Circuit Jr. sets, Projects 1-101 manual, 2 AA batteriesper kit

Other equipment needed: none

Apps of software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Description: Simple electrical circuitry is explored using building pieces that snap to a curcuit board making different projects that play sound, turn on a light or motor, and other fun projects.

Follow this link for lesson plans and more product information:

https://www.elenco.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/SC-100_REV-J_LR.pdf

Sphero BOLT Class Set

Grade: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: robotics, coding, problem solving

Contents: 15 programmable robots, 1 charging cord, 15 charging stations, 1 durable protective case

Other equipment needed: 1 smartphone or tablet per robot

Apps or software needed: Sphero Edu app for PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Chrome

Equipment training required: none

Number available: 1 class set

Description: With a striking LED matrix and advanced sensors, the Sphero BOLT app-enabled robot provides endless opportunities to be creative and have fun while learning.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Sphero Bolt product page

Sphero Bolt lesson plans (filter results for Sphero Bolt and grade level)

Sphero SPRK+ Class Set

Grade: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: robotics, coding

Contents: 12 programmmable robots with charging stations

Other equipment needed: ipad, tablet, or smart phone (some lessons may require additional resources)

Apps or software needed: Sphero Edu app for PC, Mac, iOS, Android, and Chrome

Equipment training required: none

Description: Equipped with Bluetooth SMART and a scratch-resistant, durable shell, SPRK+ takes hands-on learning up a notch. Programmable sensors like motor encoders, LED lights, accelerometer, and a gyroscope allow for countless experiences and coding conditions. SPRK+ will foster a love of robotics, coding, and STEAM principles… all through play.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Sphero SPRK+ product page

Sphero SPRK+ lesson plans (filter results for Sphero SPRK)

Turing Tumble

Grade: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: computers

Contents: 10 turing tumbles, 1 teacher folder

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number of kits available: 2

Description: Build marble powered computers!  Turing Tumble offers students the opportunity to peek under the hood of computers and discover how they work. It is hands-on, fun, easy to learn and the logic is all right there in front of them. It works great in math stations, unit studies, for learning engineering concepts, introducing computer science principles, or for free choice time.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Turing Tumble educator resources

• Includes teacher guide and turing tumble simulator

Tiling Turtles

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: math

Contents: 25 tiling turtles per set

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: none

Number available: 12 sets of 25 turtles

Description: Beautiful sets of 25 wooden tiling turtles. Laser cut from solid wood. Geometric reasoning is accessed through these turtles as kids explore spatial reasoning, patterning, counting, and tessellation patterns. Intended for all ages.

Lesson plans and more product information: none

Equipment
Addition Machine

Grade: Pre-K, K, 1st

Subject: patterns, counting, math 

Contents: 12 modified addition machines, sample instructions

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 1

Description: Young learners will explore patterns with these modified addition machines. Each square is covered with colorful tape hiding the numbers and allowing students to focus on the patterns they can make by depressing some squares and others not.

Lesson plans and more product information: none

Blood pressure stethoscope kit

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, physiology

Contents: manual blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, extra stethoscope pieces

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 3

Description: Standard adult sized manual blood pressure cuff and stethoscope for use with any phisiology lesson.

 

Bristle Blocks

Grade: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd,

Subject: Engineering

Contents: 128 bristle blocks and a storage bucket with a lid that serves as a base

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 4

Description: Bristle Blocks are soft, rubbery, interlocking bristles on colorful toy blocks that connect together at any angle. Build a jungle adventure with 128 easy-to-connect blocks for toddlers. This set is perfect for sensory activities with uplifting colors and different textures, round edges and bristles, bumps, animals, and flowers that tiny fingers will love to discover.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Gears Beginners Building Set

Grade: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Subject: physics

Contents: 96 pieces including gears, support columns, 3 bases, a crank handle, and activity instructions

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 5

Description: Get "little engineers" building! Hands-on construction sets with spinning gears build early STEM skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and perseverance. Includes colorful gears, cranks, connectors, interlocking bases, and an Activity Guide. Ages 3+

Lesson plans and more product information:

Gears! Gears! Gears! Lesson plan (K-3)

Gears Building Challenge Cards

Egg Incubator

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: Biology

Contents: 2 egg incubators with 7-egg capacity each and an instruction manual

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 1

Description: Keep your eggs cozy with the Brinsea Mini II Advance Automatic Egg Incubator. It incubates up to 7 chicken or duck-size eggs, automatically turning them and keeping them at the proper temperature with built-in cooling, heating, and humidity control. It can also be used for growing bacterial cultures, or providing suitable conditions for a chemical or biological reaction.

Lesson plans and more product information:

IPad Mini

Grade: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: technology

Contents: 1 iPad Mini, 1 otter box protective case, 1 charging cord

 

Other equipment needed: depending on activity

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: none

Number available: 12

Description: The IPad mini is available as a companion for robots, sensors, or our other learning equipment. These units are not to be checked out alone without the permission of the Umpqua Valley STEAM Hub staff.

Lesson plans and more product information: none

IRIS Connect Discovery Kit

Prior approval needed to reserve IRIS Connect Discovery Kit. This kit supports ipad video with microphones, etc.  Please contact umpquavalleysteamhub@gmail.com for information and approval. 

Grade: NA

Subject: teacher resource

Contents: 2 tri pods, 2 iPads, 2 microphones (iPods), 2 charging cords, 1 hard protective case for entire kit

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: iTunes account

Equipment training required: none (prior authorization necessary)

Number available: 3

Description: This is a kit useful in recording lessons, activities, presentations etc. It contains two recording devices and two independent microphones for video and audio from different locations or angles.

Lesson plans and more product information: none

LEGO Mindstorm EV3 experiment kit

Grade: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: robotics, problem solving, coding

Contents: Kit contains bricks, motors, and sensors to build any of 17 EV3 robots., 6 AA batteries

Other equipment needed: Computer or tablet for programming, EV3 expansion set (optional, please request it in equipment checkout notes), NXT sensor adapter (optional for use with Vernier sensors)

Apps or software needed: LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 programming app for PC, Mac, Chrome, Kindle, iOS and Android (download here)  OR Scratch Link to code your EV3 using Scratch 3.0 (download and more info here)

Equipment training required: none

Number available: 2

Description: Building, programming and commanding your own LEGO robots is more fun than ever. Follow the simple steps and before you know it, you’ll be in control of robots that drive, shoot, slither, walk, slam, and spin.

**We also have 2 expansion sets.  These are optional and not needed for all builds.  Please request the expansion set in your checkout notes**

Lesson plans and more product information:

Mindstorm EV3 product page

LEGO education set models building instructions and program description

• Color sorter, gyro boy, puppy, and robot arm for core kit.

• Elephant, remote control, spinner factory, stair climber, tank bot, and znap for core kit + expansion set.

Vernier Mars Challenge Unit (printable lesson book and student workbook for 5 days of experiments, grades 6-12)

30+ Lessons from LEGO Education (grades 6-12)

 

LEGO STEAM Park

Grade: Pre-K, K, 1st

Subject: engineering, science

Contents: 295 LEGO piece STEAM Park, building idea sheets

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Number available: 7

Description: Use LEGO Duplos to design and engineer your own theme park!  Explores cause and effect, problem-solving, collaboration, and all the subjects of STEAM.

Lesson plan and more product information:

LEGO education preschool support - teacher guide and 8 free lesson plans

Logitech conferencing webcam

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: Teacher resources

Contents: webcam, speaker phone base, eye-level stand, power chord, usb connection cable, instruction manual

Other equipment needed: computer

Supported Software: Windows 7, 8.1, 10 or later macOS X 10.7 or higher

Apps or software needed: video conferencing software such as Skype for Business, BlueJeans, Broadsoft, Cisco Jabber, Cisco WebEx, Fuze, LifeSize Cloud, Vidyo, and Zoom

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 4

Description: Small group video conferencing has arrived everywhere. Now you can instantly transform any office or meeting space into a business-grade small group video conference room. Logitech’s ConferenceCam BCC950 is the first all-in-one video and audio conferencing device designed with small groups in mind. It combines a freestanding wide-view HD webcam with an enterprise-quality speakerphone in one easy-to-use, computer-connected device. Small groups can run their own video conferences anywhere in the office, without huddling around PC webcams or competing for time on overbooked conference room systems.

Lesson plans and more product information: n/a

Magformers

Grade: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Subject: magnets, problem solving, math

Contents: kit contains 112 pieces including shapes, and wheels and axels

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 6 sets

Description: Containing a wide variety of magnetic shapes, this set lets kids explore magnetic construction through modular creative play. Containing both Rainbow and XL cruiser pieces, design and build ideas from both lines including our ‘magic ball’ and super fast XL roadster. What will you construct?

Lesson plans and more product information:

How Plane Shapes Compose 3D Shapes (lesson plan, grade K)

Magnets 2-day Lesson Plan (grade K)

Magnetic Gears

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd,

Subject: Engineering

Contents: 22 gears (10 large, 10 small, and 2 large with handles)

Other equipment needed: magnetic board

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 1

Description: This incredible building set lets kids put together their own spectacular, spinning show! The interchangeable pieces slide together easily for no-fail designing. Children simply stick the gears onto a magnetic surface…fit them together any way they like…then turn one of the built-in handles to set the whole colorful creation in motion! Sturdy plastic set consists of 22 magnetic gears in 2 sizes.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Makey Makey Individual

Grade: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: Circuits, programming

Contents: 1 Makey Makey kit

Other equipment needed: Computer (Mac or Windows)

Apps or software needed: Website with bongos, piano, games, etc. https://makeymakey.com/blogs/how-to-instructions/apps-for-plug-and-play

Equipment training required: No

Number available:

**1 class set of 23 also available in the lending library**

Description: Get kids excited about hands-on circuits and programming with Makey Makey. Turn everyday objects like bananas into touchpads. Connect the world around you to your computer. Just plug, clip, and play. No programming knowledge needed.

Follow this link for lesson plans and more product information: 

Makey Makey product page

Educator Guide, 7 lessons, and 7 LEGO challenges

1000s of user submitted projects (full lesson plans and inspiration)

Marble Run

Grade: Pre K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Subject: Engineering, physics

Contents: 127 pieces including marbles, plastic tracks, and supports

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 4

Description: This educational toy is simple to put together helping kids develop hand-eye coordination, logical thinking, creativity, color and shape recognition. It is a great interactive toy as the pieces can be arranged in numerous ways and is useful for developing young minds and dexterity.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Marble run schools & teacher's page

Includes 4 elementary lesson plans and 1 middle school lesson plan

Measuring tape

Grade:2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, engineering

Contents: 100-meter long measuring tape

Other equipment needed: used in conjuction with scientific experiments and engineering design

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 3

Description: This 100 meter measuring tape is generally used in measuring distances, tree diameters, etc. in scientific experiments and engineering projects.

Lesson plans and more product information: none

Monocular microscope

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, scientific method

Contents: 1 monocular miscroscope

Other equipment needed: slides

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: none

Number available: 2

Description: This monocular microscope (one eyepiece to look through) has a light that plugs into the wall and three magnification lenses of 100, 43, and 10.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Microscope lab and lesson (grades 7-12)

Teaching Microscopy to Young Children (lesson plan, grades K-2)

Proscope

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: Proscope, software download CD

Other equipment needed: computer or tablet

Apps of software needed: Proscope HR camera capture software for PC, Mac, or Android (download here)

Captures stills, time lapse, and video from the Proscope HR

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 6

Description: Handheld digital microscope with a USB interface. Easily portable for students but boasts a high-quality 1.3 megapixel CCD and universal lens mount. Use it with a computer or tablet.

Follow this link for lesson plans and more product information:

Product page + 11 lesson plans

MIcroscope, stereo

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, biology

Contents: Microscope

Other equipment needed: no (can be done without slides)

Apps of software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 7

Description: This simple microscope is great for viewing things without slides. The magnification is low, with two settings: 10x and 20x. It is great for looking at small details but cannot see cells, or tiny organisms.

Follow this link for lesson plans and more product information:

Microscopy lesson and lab PDF (grade 7)

Teaching microscopy to young children (steps and ideas for grades K-4)

LEGO Classic Kit

Grade: Pre-K, K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: engineering, motor skills

Contents: legos

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: Build up a storm with this big box of classic LEGO® bricks in 33 different colors. With some ideas to get you started, this set provides the perfect creative toolkit for budding builders of all ages to enjoy some classic LEGO construction. It comes in a convenient plastic storage box.

Follow this link for lesson plans and more product information: none

Monocular cordless LED microscope

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, scientific method

Contents: 1 monocular miscroscope, 1 charging cord

Other equipment needed: slides

Apps of software needed: none

Equipment training required: none

Number available: 14

Description: The Swift M2251C microscope is portable and lightweight and suitable for indoor and outdoor use. 50 hours of continuous use from a single 8 hour charge. The variable LED technology will provide illumination equivalent to a 20w bulb. It has three magnification lenses of 40, 10, and 4.

Follow this link for lesson plans and more product information: 

Microscopy lesson and lab PDF (grade 7)

Teaching mircoscopy to young children (steps and ideas for grades K-4)

Ozobot

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: robotics, coding, problem solving

Contents: 1 programable robot, sets of color code markers

Other equipment needed: computer, smartphone or tablet for programming (optional)

Apps or software needed: Evo app for Android and iOS

Equipment training required: none

Number Available: 4

Description: These tiny programable robots are perfect for introducing block coding and problem solving. Students will program their robots either using color coded markers and paper for younger kids, or via block coding for older kids. The robot can be programmed to run routines, follow lines or do tricks!

Lesson plans and more product information:

EVO Ozobot product page

Ozobot lesson library (lesson plans grades k-12, hour of code)

EVO Ozobot color codes (PDF)

Snap Circuits Deluxe (750 projects)

Grade: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: electronics, problem solving

Contents: 3 kits total, each kit contains over 85 electronic parts plus 5 project manuals and 2 AA batteries

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 3

Description: Students will learn about electronic curcuits and their parts by building exciting projects such as FM radios, digital voice recorders, AM radios, burglar alarms, doorbells, and much more! All parts are mounted on plastic modules and snap together with ease. Enjoy hours of educational fun while learning about electronics. No tools required

Lesson plans and more product information:

These manuals are included in the set but here are links for you to preview and plan.

Lesson manual projects 1-101

Lesson manual projects 102-305

Lesson manual projects 306-511

Lesson manual projects 512-692

Lesson manual projects with computer interface PC1-PC73

Sphero SPRK power station

For use with the Sphero robots set. Charges 5 at once. 

Super Magnet Lab

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th

Subject: Physics,

Contents: Kit contains two sets with each set having 119 pieces including magnetic balls, wands, horseshoes, and chips

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 1

Description: Engage your kids with hands-on magnet play and interactive activities with this 119-piece set! Kids will master magnetism, magnetic force, magnetic fields, poles, and more through hands-on experience with this attractive set. This set supports STEAM by developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Tiling Turtles

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: math

Contents: 25 tiling turtles per set

Other equipment needed: none

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: none

Number available: 12 sets of 25 turtles

Description: Beautiful sets of 25 wooden tiling turtles. Laser cut from solid wood. Geometric reasoning is accessed through these turtles as kids explore spatial reasoning, patterning, counting, and tessellation patterns. Intended for all ages.

Lesson plans and more product information: none

Equipment-Vernier measurement probeware
Accelerometer 25-g

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: 25-g accelerometer, sensor information sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 1

Description: The 25-g Accelerometer is great for studying large, one-dimensional accelerations such as collisions, rocket launches, or experiments with crash test dummies.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page

Shoe cushioning lesson idea

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Human Physiology with Vernier (preview here)

Blood pressure sensor

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: blood pressure sensor and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: The Blood Pressure Sensor is a non-invasive sensor designed to measure human blood pressure. It measures systolic, diastolic and mean arterial pressure utilizing the oscillometric technique. Pulse rate is also reported. Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with video of tech tips

Comparing blook pressure methods (lab instructions)

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Human Physiology with Vernier (preview here)

Engineering Projects with NI LabView and Vernier (preview here)

Carbon dioxide gas sensor

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject:science, environment

Contents: carbon dioxide gas sensor, 250mL respiration chamber, and sensor info sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android  OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required:no

Number available: 8

Description: With this sensor, you can easily monitor changes in CO2 levels occurring in respiration of organisms ranging from peas to humans. A 250 mL respiration chamber with probe attachment is included for running controlled experiments with small plants and animals.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with videos of tech tips and Cell Respiration lab

 

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Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry Book (preview here)

 

Colorimeter

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: Colorimeter sensor, fact sheet, covettes, and lids

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android  OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: This 4-wavelength Colorimeter measures the amount of light transmitted through a sample at a user-selectable wavelength in order to determine the concentration of a solution.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product Page

Looking for labs? Use with these available lending library lab books:

Water Quality with Vernier (preview here)

Conductivity probe

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject:science, environment

Contents:conductivity probe, sodium chloride solution, and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android https://www.vernier.com/products/software/graphical-analysis/ OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 14

Description: The Conductivity Probe determines the ionic content of an aqueous solution by measuring its conductivity. This has many applications in chemistry, biology, and environmental science.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with video of tech tips

 

Looking for labs? Use with these available lending library lab books:

Water Quality with Vernier (preview here)

Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry (preview here)

Current probe

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, environment

Contents: current probe and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 8

Description: The Current Probe can be used to measure currents in low-voltage AC and DC circuits or for electrochemistry experiments.Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page

Wind Power (free lesson plan from lab book Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry)

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Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry (preview here)

Differential voltage probe

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, robotics

Contents: differential voltage probe and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android  OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: The Differential Voltage Probe is designed for exploring the basic principles of electricity. Use this probe to measure voltages in low voltage AC and DC circuits.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with videos of Tech Tips and Lemon Battery experiment

Vernier Mars Challenge (5 days of activities, grades 6-12)

Dual range force sensor

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject:science

Contents: dual range force sensor and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required:no

Number available: 3

Description: Use the Dual-Range Force Sensor in a wide variety of experiments, including the study of friction, simple harmonic motion, impact in collisions, or centripetal force.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with videos of Tech Tips, Included Plane activity and What a Drag! activity

How much force is a Newton? (free lesson plan)

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Human Physiology with Vernier (preview here)

 

EKG sensor

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: EKG sensor, diagnostic tab electrodes, and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: The EKG Sensor measures cardiac electrical potential waveforms (voltages produced during the contraction of the heart). It can be used to make standard 3-lead EKG tracings to record electrical activity in the heart, or to collect surface EMG recordings to study contractions in muscles in your arm, leg or jaw.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with video of tech tips

Analyzing the heart with EKG (free lesson plan from the Human Physiology with Vernier lab book, grades 9-12)

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Human Physiology with Vernier (preview here)

Engineering Porjects with NI LabView and Vernier (preview here)

Energy sensor

Grade: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, environment

Contents: energy sensor and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android  OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 3

Description: The Vernier Energy Sensor offers an easy way to quantify voltage, current, power, and energy output of small wind turbines and solar panels such as those used in our KidWind Experiment Kits.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with vidoe of tech tips

Efficient wind turbines (lesson plan, grade 4)

Flow rate sensor

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, environment

Contents: flow rate sensor, fact sheet, and 3 risers (for different water depths)

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android  OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: The Flow Rate Sensor measures the velocity of water in studying the discharge, flow patterns, and sediment transport of a stream or river.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with video of tech tips

Looking for labs? Use with these available lending library lab books:

Water Quality with Vernier (preview here)

Force plate

Grade: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: force plate and carrying case

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required:no

Number available: 2

Description: The Force Plate can measure the forces developed during stepping, jumping, and other human-scale actions. Use for experiments like: observing the change in normal force during an elevator ride, measuring the impulse delivered by the floor during a jump, measuring the reaction force as a student leans against a wall.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with video of tech tips

Egg drop contest (lesson idea)

Investigate your sense of balance using a force plate

Gas pressure sensor

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: gas pressure sensor, fact sheet, gas pressure sensor accessories to connect to reaction chamber

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android  OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 3

Description: The Gas Pressure Sensor can be used to monitor pressure changes in a gas. The range is wide enough to perform Boyle’s law yet it is sensitive enough to conduct vapor-pressure or pressure-temperature experiments. Biology teachers can use the Gas Pressure Sensor to monitor transpiration or respiration in an enclosed environment.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with videos of Enzyme Action lab and Get a Grip! muscle fatigue experiment

Ideal Gas Law in Chemical Reactions (lesson plan, grade 10-12)

Go Direct motion detector

Grade: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: Go Direct Motion Detector, mico USB

Supported hardware: Connect wirelessly directly to your device! Connect wirelessly to PC, Mac, iOS, or Android, LabQuest 2 (standalone), OR LabQuest 2 with PC, Mac, iOS or Android

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required:no

Number available: 4

Description: The Go Direct Motion Detector uses ultrasound to measure the position, velocity, and acceleration of moving objects. It directly connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® or wired via USB to your computer, Chromebook, and mobile devices.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with video about using the sensor

Ball Toss graphing (lesson plan, grade 6-12)  

Go Direct temperature probe

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th,12th

Subject: science

Contents: Go Direct Temperature Probe and USB cable

Supported hardware: Connect wirelessly directly to your device!

Connect wirelessly to PC, Mac, iOS, or Android, LabQuest 2 (standalone), OR LabQuest 2 with PC, Mac, iOS or Android OR Scratch 3

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android.  Free download of Scratch Link for coding with Scratch 3

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: The Go Direct Temperature Probe is a rugged, general-purpose sensor that students can use to monitor temperature. It directly connects wirelessly via Bluetooth® or wired via USB to your computer, Chromebook, and mobile devices. Perfect for larger groups, students are also able to collect temperature over time.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with video of Intermolecular Forces with Evaporation of Alcohols experiment

Climate change inquiry labs: CO2 and air temperature (NASA lesson plan, grades 9-12)

Climage change inquiry labs: sea ice and temperature (NASA lesson plan, grades 9-12)

Heart rate monitor-Go Wireless

Grade: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: Go wireless heart rate monitor, cable, and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC or Mac, Graphical Analysis for Go Wireless app for iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: A pair of wireless hand grips that measure heart rate. Ideal for continuously monitoring heart rate before, during and after exercise. Data is wirelessly transmitted to iPad, LabQuest 2 or other Bluetooth devices.

Follow this link for lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with tech tip videos

Heart rate and exercise (lesson plan grades 3-5)

Hand dynamometer

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: hand dynamometer and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 3

Description: Can be used to measure grip strength, pinch strength, and to perform muscle fatigue studies. Use the hand dynamometer with other sensors (e.g., EKG Sensor) to study muscular health and activity.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with videos of tech tips, EMG and Muscle Fatigue activity, and Grip Strength Comparison activity

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Human Physiology with Vernier (preview here)

 

Hand-Grip Heart Rate Monitor

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: Hand-Grip heart rate monitor, heart rate reciever (cord)

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: The design of the Hand-Grip Heart Rate Monitor makes it easy to monitor heart rate before, during, and after exercise. Data are wirelessly transmitted to a Vernier interface using the Heart Rate Receiver. Data can also be transmitted using Bluetooth® to LabQuest 2 (may require additional hardware), iOS®, or Android™ devices without the receiver.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with Heart Rate and Body Position and Heart Rate and Exercise experiments

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Human Physiology with Vernier (preview here)

Lab quest charging station

Charges up to 4 LabQuest units. 

Multiple units available

Light sensor

Grade: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: light sensor and info sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 8

Description: The Light Sensor approximates the human eye in spectral response. Use it for inverse square law experiments or for studying polarizers, reflectivity, or solar energy.

Follow this link for lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with videos of tech tips and Reflectivity of Light experiment

Light up (light intensity lesson plan, grade K-4)

Exploring electricity through batteries (lesson plan, grade 4)

How do you dim an LED? (lesson idea)

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Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry (preview here)

Engineering Projects with NI LabView and Vernier (preview here)

Logger Pro 3

Logger Pro is award-winning, data-collection and analysis software for Windows and Mac computers.

Multiple units available

Magnetic field sensor

Grade: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: magnetic field sensor and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 3

Description: This sensor uses a Hall effect transducer, and measures a vector component of the magnetic field near the sensor tip. It has two ranges, allowing for measurement of relatively strong magnetic fields around permanent magnets and electromagnets, as well as measurement of weak fields such as the Earth’s magnetic field.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with videos of tech tips and Making Magnets activity

Magnetic attraction (lesson plan, grades 2-3)Vernier Mars Challenge (5 days of activities, grades 6-12)

 

Motion detector

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: motion detector and USB cable

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android https://www.vernier.com/products/software/graphical-analysis/ OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 4

Description: The Motion Detector uses ultrasound to measure the position of carts, balls, people, and other objects.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with videos of tech tips, Falling Objects experiment, and Air Resistance experiment

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Engineering Projects with NI LabView and Vernier (preview here)

NXT sensor adapter

ONLY FOR USE WITH LEGO MINSTORMS

Equipment training required: no

Contents: NXT sensor adapter and fact sheet

Apps or software needed: Vernier EV3 sensor block (free download here)

Number available: 6

Description: The Vernier NXT Sensor Adapter allows Vernier sensors to work on the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT and EV3 robotics system. There are over 30 sensors for measuring everything from temperature, force, light level, UV level, pH, and more.

Optical do probe

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: Probe, storage bottle, light shield, info sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 14

Description: Use the Dissolved Oxygen Probe to determine the concentration of oxygen in aqueous solutions in the field or in the laboratory.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with tech tips 

Dissolved Oxygen (free lesson from Water Quality with Vernier lab book, grades 9-12) 

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Water Quality with Vernier (preview here

Investigating Environmental Science Through Inquiry (preview here

Oxygen gas sensor Probe

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, environment

Contents: oxygen gas sensor, oxygen gas sensor to spirometer adapter, MicroGuard II, and info sheets

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 1

Description: The O2 Gas Sensor probe can be used to monitor gaseous oxygen levels in a variety of biology and chemistry experiments. The sensor is intended for measuring gaseous, not aqueous, O2 concentration.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with videos of tech tips and cell respiration lab 

Cell Respiration (lesson plan, grades 9-12)

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Human Physiology with Vernier (preview here)

PAR sensor

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: Life science, biology

Contents: PAR sensor, info sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library) 

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: The PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) Sensor measures photosynthetic light levels in both air and water. It reports the Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density (PPFD), which corresponds to micromoles of photons per meter squared per second (μmol m-2 s-1). This is the power of electromagnetic radiation in the spectral range that is used by plants for photosynthesis (400–700 nm).

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with tech tips 

Looking for labs? Use with these available lending library lab books:

Water Quality with Vernier (preview here

Investigating Environmental Science Through Inquiry (preview here)

pH sensor

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, environment

Contents: pH sensor, storage solution, and info sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 14

Description: This general-purpose pH sensor can be used across disciplines, including chemistry, biology, middle school science, and environmental science.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with videos of tech tips and Acid-Base Titration experiment

Acids and Bases in the Home (lesson plan, grades 10-12) 

Soil and Acid Rain (free lesson from the Investigating Environmental Science Through Inquiry lab book, grades 9-12)

Looking for labs? Use with these available lending library lab books:

Investigating Environmental Science Through Inquiry (preview here)

Relative humidity sensor

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, environment

Contents: relative humidity sensor and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 8

Description: The Relative Humidity Sensor can be used for weather studies, monitoring greenhouses, or determining days when static electrical discharges could be a problem.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page

Looking for labs? Use with these available lending library lab books:

Investigating Environmental Science Through Inquiry (preview here)

Soil moisture sensor

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: soil moisture sensor and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 14

Description: The soil moisture sensor is used to measure the volumetric water content of soil. This makes it ideal for performing experiments in courses such as soil science, agricultural science, environmental science, horticulture, botany, and biology.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with video of tech tips 

Looking for labs? Use with these available lending library lab books:

Investigating Environmental Science Through Inquiry (preview here)

Spirometer

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: Spirometer, Disposable mouth pieces, bacteria filter, nose clips, information sheet.

Oxygen gas sensor to spirometer adapter also available. It is included with the Oxygen gas sensor

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library) 

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: The Spirometer is designed to make human respiratory measurements at rest and during moderate activity. Use it to perform a variety of experiments related to air flow and lung volume. The removable flow head (22 mm ID/30 mm OD) makes it easy to clean and sterilize.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with video of tech tips 

Looking for labs? Use with these available lending library lab books:

Human Physiology with Vernier (preview here)

Surface temperature sensor

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: surface temperature sensor and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 1

Description: The Surface Temperature Sensor has an exposed thermistor that results in an extremely rapid response time. This design allows for use in air and water.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with video of tech tips 

Looking for labs? Use with these available lending library lab books:

Human Physiology with Vernier (preview here

Engineering Projects with NI LabView and Vernier (preview here)

Temperature probe

Grade: K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, environment

Contents: temperature probe and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 14

Description: The Stainless Steel Temperature Probe is a rugged, general-purpose temperature sensor that can be used in organic liquids, salt solutions, acids, and bases. Use it as you would use a thermometer for experiments in chemistry, physics, biology, Earth science, and environmental science.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page 

Exploring temperature and sunlight (lesson plan, grade K) 

Looking for labs? Use with these available lending library lab books:

Investigating Environmental Science Through Inquiry (preview here)

Water Quality with Vernier (preview here)

Tris-Compatible Flat pH Sensor

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, environment

Contents: tris-compatible flat pH sensor, storage solution, Go!Link, and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: Use the Tris-Compatible Flat pH Sensor to measure the pH of a solution or semisolid, such as food or soil.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page

Turbidity sensor

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, environment

Contents: turbidity sensor, StablCal Formazin Standard Cuvette, empty turbidity curvette, and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 14

Description: Use the Turbidity Sensor to measure the turbidity of freshwater or seawater samples and determine water quality. Simple setup and calibration make it easy to use at the collection site or when you return to the classroom.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with video of tech tips 

Looking for labs? Use with these available lending library lab books:

Investigating Environmental Science Through Inquiry (preview here)

Water Quality with Vernier (preview here)

UVA sensor

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, environment

Contents: UVA sensor and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: The UVA Sensor is an ultraviolet light sensor that responds primarily to UVA radiation (approximately 320 to 390 nm). This sensor is ideal for experiments using UV lamps.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page 

Comparing sunscreens (lesson plan, grades 6-12)

UVB sensor

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, environment

Contents: UVB sensor and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android, OR LEGO Mindstorms

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 8

Description: An ultraviolet light sensor that responds primarily to UVB radiation (approximately 290 to 320 nm). It is ideal for experiments using sunlight as your UV source and is the sensor recommended for the UV experiments in Vernier lab books.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page with videos of tech tips and comparing sunscreens lab 

Comparing sunscreens (lesson plan, grades 6-12) 

Looking for labs? Use with these available lending library lab books:

Investigating Environmental Science Through Inquiry (preview here)

Variable load

**For use only with the Vernier Energy Sensor**

Grade: 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: variable load, 4 alligator clips, and fact sheet

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 3

Description:  The Vernier Variable Load is used in conjunction with the Vernier Energy Sensor to provide a range of resistive loads for projects such as wind turbines or solar panels. Students can adjust the potentiometer to provide resistances between 6 and 255 Ω, allowing them to determine the optimal load on a system.

Vernier LabQuest2

Grade: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, biology, scientific method

Contents: LabQuest 2, stylus, charging cable, laptop patch cord

Other equipment needed: Vernier sensor

**LabQuest 2 does not directly take measurements, but needs a sensor or probe**

Apps or software needed: none

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 27

Description: The Vernier LabQuest 2 is a standalone interface used to collect sensor data with its built-in graphing and analysis application. The large, high-resolution touch screen makes it easy and intuitive to collect, analyze, and share data from experiments. Its wireless connectivity encourages collaboration and personalized learning.

Follow this link for lesson plans and more product information:

Product page

LabQuest Mini

Grade: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, biology, scientific method

Contents: LabQuest mini, laptop patch cord

Other equipment needed: Computer, laptop or tablet, Vernier sensor

**LabQuest Mini does not directly take measurements, but needs a sensor or probe**

Apps of software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 6

Description: LabQuest Mini brings the power of Vernier’s award-winning LabQuest technology to teachers who don’t need the versatility of a standalone device. The perfect solution for educators collecting data with a Windows or Macintosh computer, LabQuest Mini works with Logger Pro 3, Logger Lite, or Graphical Analysis 4 software for unparalleled power, analysis, and curricular support.

Follow this link for lesson plans and more product information:

Product page

Voltage probe

Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: voltage probe and fact sheet

Supported hardware: LabQuest 2 (standalone), LabQuest 2 or LabQuest Mini with PC, Mac, iOS or Android

Apps or software needed: Free download of Graphical Analysis 4 for PC, Mac, Chrome, iOS, or Android OR Logger Pro 3 software (available through the lending library)

For full information on how to connect to extra equipment and software, download our CONNECTION GUIDE (PDF)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 8

Description: The Voltage Probe is a bipolar sensor. The black lead is grounded along with the interface, and the sensor reports the potential difference between the red lead and ground. It can be used to measure the potential in DC or AC circuits.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Product page 

Looking for labs? Use with these available lending library lab books:

Investigating Environmental Science Through Inquiry (preview here)

Reference materials
Engineering Projects with NI LabVIEW and Vernier

This book contains engaging hands-on projects for SensorDAQ, LabQuest, or LabQuest Mini. It introduces engineering concepts and programming with NI LabVIEW software. An introductory knowledge of NI LabVIEW programming (see our Hands-On Introduction to NI LabVIEW book) is assumed

Human Physiology with Vernier

Grade:9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science

Contents: Human Physiology with Vernier lab book

Other equipment needed: computer, other depending on lesson (preview lab book lessons here)

Apps or software needed: Logger Pro 3 software (availabe from lending library)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: The experiments in Human Physiology with Vernier are designed to encourage students to think about the physiology of various human organ systems by measuring the activity of the upper respiratory tract, the lungs, the heart, the nervous system, and the musculoskeletal system.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Human Physiology lab book product page and preview

Analyzing the Heart with EKG (full sample lesson from lab book)

Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, environment

Contents: Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry lab book

Other equipment needed:computer, other depending on lesson (preview lab book lessons here)

Apps or software needed: Logger Pro 3 software (availabe from lending library)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry contains 34 inquiry-based, environmental science investigations. Each experiment includes a preliminary activity, teacher information, sample researchable questions, and sample data. Labs are correlated to AP* and IB** standards.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Investigating Environmental Science through Inquiry product page and lab book preview

Soil and Acid Rain (full sample lesson from lab book)

Water Quality with Vernier

Grade: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Subject: science, environment

Contents: Water Quality with Vernier lab book

Other equipment needed: computer, other depending on lesson (preview lab book lessons here)

Apps or software needed: Logger Pro 3 software (availabe from lending library)

Equipment training required: no

Number available: 2

Description: Water Quality with Vernier has 18 water quality tests, including pH, total dissolved solids, dissolved oxygen, BOD, flow rate, turbidity, nitrates, and phosphates. All nine tests in the Water Quality Index (WQI) are supported. A comprehensive introduction is included for each test, providing important background information for the students.

Lesson plans and more product information:

Water Quality with Vernier lab book product page and preview

Dissolved Oxygen (full sample lesson from lab book)