Vernier Software & Technology Launches Go Direct® Sensor Cart for Hands-On Physics Investigations
Wireless sensor cart helps students explore force, position, velocity, and acceleration on or off the track
BEAVERTON, Oregon, February 5, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched the new Go Direct® Sensor Cart for middle school, high school, and college physics students. The wireless dynamics cart allows students to easily explore force, position, velocity, and acceleration using Bluetooth® wireless technology.
“The new Go Direct Sensor Cart is the latest addition to our popular Dynamics Cart and Track System,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “This cost-effective cart comes with built-in sensors and can be used with or without a track, making it an ideal technology for hands-on kinematics and dynamics investigations.”
Go Direct Sensor Cart can be used for hands-on kinematics and dynamics demonstrations, but the built-in sensors can also be used independently. An encoder wheel reports position, velocity, and acceleration. Attach the cart to a turntable to study centripetal acceleration using the 3-axis accelerometer. Hang a mass and spring from the ±50 N force sensor to study simple harmonic motion or measure pushes and pulls.
Additional features include mass trays for adding mass, a plunger for collision and impulse studies, low-friction wheels for uniform motion, and exchangeable magnetic and hook-and-pile inserts for elastic and inelastic collisions.
The Go Direct family of sensors offers teachers and students maximum versatility to collect scientific data either wirelessly or via a USB connection. These low-cost sensors are designed for chemistry, biology, physics, and more, and can be used in teacher-tested experiments developed by Vernier. They are supported by a free graphing and analysis app, Graphical Analysis™ 4.
To learn more about Go Direct Sensor Cart, visit www.vernier.com/gdx-cart.
About Vernier Software & Technology
Vernier Software & Technology has led the innovation of scientific data-collection technology for 37 years. Vernier was founded by a former physics teacher and employs educators at all levels of the organization. The company is committed to teachers and to developing creative ways to teach and learn science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) using hands-on science. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software. With worldwide distribution to over 140 countries, Vernier data loggers are used by educators and students from elementary school to university. Vernier 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). The Vernier 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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