Daylene Long
Vernier Software & Technology

Christine Allman
KEH Communications

Vernier Introduces New Sensors for Science and STEM Education

From measuring range of motion to detecting radiation, five new sensors provide hands-on investigations for high school and college laboratories

BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 6, 2013 – Vernier Software & Technology is continuing to provide the most robust collection of technologies for science and STEM education with its introduction of five new sensors. The Goniometer, Radiation Monitor, Vernier Optical DO Probe, Ethanol Sensor, and Pyranometer all provide high school and college science instructors and their students with tools to conduct engaging investigations across many scientific disciplines.

“Providing instructors with the tools to enhance their science curricula and students with the technology to conduct engaging, hands-on scientific discovery is truly at the heart of our work,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier and a former physics teacher. “These new sensors are great additions to high school and college science laboratories.”

The Goniometer is used to measure the angle of a human joint, such as the knee or elbow. The sensor can analyze the range of motion of a limb during different types of physical activity.

The plug-and-play Vernier Optical DO Probe makes it easy to measure the dissolved oxygen concentration in water. This probe is ideal for the field or biology, ecology or environmental science labs and requires no calibration, no filling solution, no warm-up time, and no stirring.

The Radiation Monitor detects alpha, beta, gamma, and X-ray radiation. The monitor can be used to explore radiation statistics, measure the rate of nuclear decay, and monitor radon progeny.

Also new to the Vernier 2013 catalog are the Ethanol Sensor, which can be used to measure the concentration of ethanol in air above an aqueous sample, and the Pyranometer, which measures the power of electromagnetic radiation in watts per square meter.

The Ethanol Sensor ($109), Goniometer ($159), Pryanometer ($199), and the Radiation Monitor ($169) are currently available. The Vernier Optical DO Probe ($379) will be available in spring 2013.

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About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 32 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
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