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Vernier’s ‘Advanced Physics with Vernier – Mechanics’ Named a Finalist in the 2012 AEP Awards

Lab book recognized in Supplemental Resources: Science category of Distinguished Achievement Awards

BEAVERTON, Oregon, May 8, 2012 – Vernier Software & Technology’s Advanced Physics with Vernier – Mechanics lab book, written by Larry Dukerich, was recently named a finalist in the 2012 Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAA). Honoring the best in a range of product types and resources used by teachers, parents, and students, the DAAs recognized Vernier’s lab book in the Supplemental Resources category under Science.

Delving into the various principles of mechanics, the Advanced Physics with Vernier – Mechanics lab book offers a set of experiments for higher-level introductory physics courses such as college physics, Advanced Placement (AP®*) Physics, or International Baccalaureate** (IB) Physics. Covering a wide range of topics – 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.

“With the Advanced Physics with Vernier – Mechanics lab book, physics students can learn key principles of mechanics through engaging inquiry-style investigations,” said David Vernier, co-founder of Vernier Software & Technology and a former physics teacher. “We are honored to be recognized by the Association of Educational Publishers.”

For more than four decades, the AEP Awards, one of the largest and longest-running awards programs for educational products, have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning. This year’s award winners will be formally announced this June at the Annual AEP Conference in Washington, DC.

To learn more about the AEP Awards, visit http://www.aepweb.org/aep-awards/aep-awards.html. To learn more about Vernier’s Advanced Physics with Vernier – Mechanics lab book, visit http://www.vernier.com/cmat/phys-am.html.

About the AEP Awards
For more than four decades, the AEP Awards have honored outstanding resources for teaching and learning in all media and for any educational setting. Award winners meet the highest standards for quality, professional content for education and represent the most innovative learning solutions currently on the market. One of the largest and longest-running programs of its kind, the AEP Awards and its seal of excellence are widely recognized by educators, administrators, and parents as a mark of outstanding educational value. Find out more at http://www.aepweb.org/.

About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has been a leading innovator of scientific data-collection technology for 31 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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