Magazine article Technology & Learning

Go Wireless Temp

Magazine article Technology & Learning

Go Wireless Temp

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www.vernier.com * Retail Price: $75

The Vernier Go Wireless Temp is a wireless temperature sensor students can use to remotely monitor temperature using most iPad, iPhone, and iPod devices.

Quality and Effectiveness: The Go Wireless Temp can be used for many different projects across grade levels. Students can download the app onto iPad. iPhone. and iPod models that support Bluetooth Smart (Android devices coming later) and conduct real - time experiments in the class Him. Students use the app to watch and record temperature changes during science experiments. They can then send this data to their devices using Numbers, the i Phone spreadsheet app, Vernier's Graphical Analysis for i Pad, i Phone, and i Pod, or other third party analysis apps.

Ease of Use: The app is easy to use, fast. and requires very little need for support. Charging the device is simple with the rechargeable USB port. The app works seamlessly wi Hi the wireless probe: once the app recognizes the probe, it will automatically display the current temperature. Students then select "collect" to record the temperature history.

Creative Use Of Technology: There are numerous uses for the wireless Vernier Go Wireless Temp, including:

* Science lair projects:

* Monitoring outside conditions;

* Monitoring the temperature in reptile houses;

* Measuring the efficiency of a cooler or or reusable water bottles:

* Measuring the temperature of different fans or heaters: and

* Measuring the effectiveness of sleeping bags. …

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