Vernier's latest lab book promotes active learning and modeling for secondary and college students
BEAVERTON, Ore., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delving into the various principles of mechanics, the Advanced Physics with Vernier - Mechanics lab book offers a new set of experiments for more in-depth introductory physics courses, such as college physics, Advanced Placement (AP®*) Physics, or International Baccalaureate** (IB) Physics. Covering a wide range of topics from motion, Newton's laws, momentum, energy, and simple harmonic motion, the Advanced Physics with Vernier - Mechanics lab book contains 19 experiments that are conducted using a combination of commonly used lab equipment and Vernier sensors and hardware.
"The mechanics-focused experiments are designed for an interactive teaching style with planned moments for instructor or student-led discussion," said Larry Dukerich, author of the book. "Through exploration and problem solving, students take an active role in discovering and formulating key physics concepts and relationships."
Vernier co-founder and former physics teacher, David Vernier agrees. "This collection of experiments teaches key principles of mechanics while challenging even the most talented students by providing interactive and engaging investigations."
The Advanced Physics with Vernier - Mechanics lab book includes complete student experiments with materials lists for each experiment, instructions for data collection on a computer or LabQuest, data tables, and probing questions. An Instructor Information section for each experiment includes directions for setting up experiments, helpful hints, and sample graphs and data. An included CD provides editable word-processing files of the student sections (Microsoft® Word® files) and support material, including videos and Logger Pro data-analysis files.
Pricing and Availability
The Advanced Physics with Vernier - Mechanics lab book is available for purchase for $48.00. For more information and to view the complete list of experiments, visit http://www.vernier.com/cmat/phys-am.html.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 30 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, and build students' critical thinking skills. Vernier's business culture is grounded in Earth-friendly policies and practices and the company provides a family-friendly workplace. For more information visit www.vernier.com.
*AP and Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product.
**The IB Diploma Program is an official program of the International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) which authorizes schools to offer it. The material available here has been developed independently of the IBO and is not endorsed by it.
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