Middle School Science with Vernier

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This book is written specifically for students in grades 6-8. It contains 37 experiments in earth science, life science, and physical science, making use of ten different Vernier middle school sensors. The complete table of contents by sensor is listed below. Your students will really enjoy doing these well-written and well-tested science experiments!
Table of Contents 

Experiments Using Temperature Probes

A Hot Hand
Heating of Land and Water
The Greenhouse Effect
Relative Humidity
Absorption of Radiant Energy
Schoolyard Study
A Good Sock
What Causes the Seasons (computer)
What Causes the Seasons (calculator)
Solar Homes
Boiling Temperature of Water
Freezing Temperature of Water
How Low Can You Go?
A Good Cold Pack
A Water Field Study
Cooling Rates: Shaq vs. Susie

Experiments Using Motion Detectors

Ocean Floor Mapping
Graphing Your Motion
The Indy 100
Crash Dummies
Falling Objects

Experiments Using Force Sensors

First-Class Levers

Experiments Using Conductivity Probes

Water Hardness Study
Diffusion: How Fast?
A Water Field Study

Experiments Using Voltage Probes

Lemon "Juice"

Experiments Using pH Sensors

Soil Study
A Water Field Study

Experiments Using Gas Pressure Sensors

Get a Grip!
Fun with Pressure
Yeast Beasts in Action

Experiments Using Exercise Heart Rate Monitors

Heart Rate and Body Position (computer)
Heart Rate and Body Position (calculator)
Heart Rate and Exercise

Experiments Using Light Sensors

Reflectivity of Light
Schoolyard Study

Experiments Using Magnetic Field Sensors

Mapping a Magnetic Field

Each Vernier Lab Book includes:

Complete student experiments with materials list, step-by-step instructions, data tables, and questions.


Teacher Information section for each experiment with complete directions for setting up experiments, helpful hints, and sample graphs and data.


Word-processing files of the student sections on a CD so that any experiment may be easily edited to your specifications (Microsoft Word for Macintosh and Windows files). Each CD includes both the computer and calculator version of each student experiment!