Vernier Labs Workshop - December 4, 2010

December 4, 2010 at UMSL 9:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
 
Location:   Monsanto Room of the Math/Science Education Central, on the South Campus of UMSL- Map below Look for Building #28 (Approximate center of map) 
We will have a guest speaker from a pharmaceutical manufacturing company talk about automated data collection in industry.  There will be stations/exercises for levels from beginner to veteran:
 a.  We will learn to use automated data collection in the high school laboratory featuring Vernier LabPro (hardware) / LoggerPro (software), and LabQuest.
b.  We will have lab activities for all levels of experience, including graph matching beyond the motion detector, graphical analysis, calculated columns, meters and gauges, circular motion detection, and calibration of instrumentation.
c.  Please bring your own favorite computer-based laboratory to share.  UMSL will be providing us with laptop computers.  Please feel free to bring your own equipment, sensors, and labs!  There will be experienced users there to help.

Vernier is a great source of Physics Lab and digital data collection equipment. This workshop will be a great resource for those teachers just starting, and for the experienced user.   Point of contact is Gary Taylor of Francis Howell High School.  His email is gary.taylor@fhsdschools.org  Hal Harris of UMSL has arranged for the facility along with several laptops and other equipment.