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The Science 2.0 blog is all about digital tools for your classroom. Click on a headline to read the entire post.

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Fun and Science with the Weatherhawk myMET digital Windmeter

The Weatherhawk myMET Windmeter  Measuring wind speed is just one of the many facets of exploring climate science. Wind, or the natural noticeable movement of air is created and changed by many well-known factors including temperature, barometric pressure, landscape, and time of day among others. The use of a digital anemometer allows students to put […]

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Collaborating to Collect Data

In this video, columnists Ben Smith and Jared Mader share information from their Science 2.0 column, “Collaborative Data Collection,” that appeared in a recent issue of The Science Teacher. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/1B0g6Zr

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Flipping Tools for the Science Classroom

In this video, columnist and educator Jared Mader shares information from the Science 2.0 column, “Flipping Tools for the Science Classroom,” that appears in the March 2015 issue of The Science Teacher. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/1AddCXp

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Connect With Students via Mobile Devices

In this video, columnist and physics teacher Ben Smith shares information from the Science 2.0 column, “Be Accessible via Mobile Devices,” that appeared in the February 2015 issue of The Science Teacher. Read the article here: http://bit.ly/1EYaplW

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The Pasco Wireless Dissolved Oxygen Probe VS. Winter Water

The power of a Bluetooth-connected Dissolved Oxygen probe is not only from the DO data, but the places the data can be collected, and the ways the data is presented. Over the holidays I took the Pasco wireless DO probe up in the mountains to generate some data and answer some questions. Since my winter/spring lesson plans […]

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The Vernier Motion Encoder System: Motion Encoding Made Personal

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The Vernier Motion Encoder System marks a significant shift in the science teacher’s ability to transition between the conceptual, formula-based physics of motion to the “real world” application of those concepts and formulas—and here’s the big news—without the need for disclaimers explaining away anomalous data, inconsistent graphs, and the general background noise of low resolution […]

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Going Wild with the Go Wireless Temp Sensor

The new Go Wireless Temp sensor is a welcome addition to the suite of Bluetooth tools produced by Vernier that are available for the iPad. While not much larger than the business end of the traditional, wired temperature sensor, the Go Wireless Temp has onboard power and a radio transmitter all nestled in a thumb-sized, […]

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Dissolving the Barriers to Measuring Dissolved Oxygen

The amount of dissolved oxygen (DO) in water is a critical component in the aquatic ecosystem. While measuring the level of DO is a common practice in water quality studies, the sensors often used to capture the data were far from the instantaneous measurements we have grown to love about many other probes. Popular sensors […]

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Google Glass: A Lab on the End of your Nose

Over the summer I had the privilege of watching a 5th grader take Google Glass for a spin. The student was far faster at mastering the interface than I was, and also much more creative in his application of Google Glass. Google Glass is, well, I better let Wikipedia explain it: Google Glass (styled “GLΛSS”) is […]

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Flatten the Classroom with the iGo Microscope

Although many handheld technologies of Star Trek seem antiquated, or perhaps even steam punkish in todays world, there are still a few pieces of Treknata that we dream of. But that list just got one item shorter with the iGo wireless microscope. While not quite a Medical Tricorder, the iGo does capture the essence of […]

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