Activities and Handouts

These are activities that I have created or adapted from various sources. Rights are granted for teachers to use in their classrooms for nonprofit educational purposes.

This file details the basics of using Vernier Graphical Analysis 4 app.It should look similar on iPad, Chromebook or computer.



This is a presentation on detection of extrasolar planets from the 2016 Out in Space, Down to Earth conference.


This file details the basics of using the LabPro interface with a computer and Logger Pro software.


This file is a generic description of Logger Pro that could be used when connected to LabPro, LabQuest, LabQuest Mini, Go Link etc.


This file details the basics of using the original LabQuest.


This file details the basics of using the LabQuest 2.


This file details using the graphing calculator and Vernier or TI interfaces to collect data.


These files show the basics of creating a graph in Logger Pro or Graphical Analysis on a computer.



These files show the basics of creating a bar graph in Logger Pro or Graphical Analysis on a computer.



This is a Logger Pro file that can be used to create lab reports. It was developed by Roger Larson from CO.


This file details a simple open ended experiment using a temperature probe, baking soda and vinegar. It introduces a Time Based experiment.


This file details a simple open ended experiment using the conductivity probe (and either salt or sugar). It introduces an Events with Entry experiment.


This file details a simple buoyancy experiment using the force probe.


This is a Logger Pro file of the data collected for the Buoyancy experiment.


This file gives directions for putting data into TI graphing calculators and analyzing the data.


This file gives some basic trouble shooting tips for the Vernier original LabQuest.


This file gives some basic trouble shooting tips for the Vernier LabQuest 2.


This an simple experiment using pennies. It uses the difference in mass (weight) of pre-1982 vs. post-1982 pennies.


This is a Logger Pro file investigating the tones from a cell phone. It can use the FFT capabilities of Logger Pro to analyze the tones.


This is a simple experiment of counting the number of drops of water than will fit on a penny. It uses discrepant events and can be an inquiry activity.


This is an open ended activity where participants design their own experiment using Alka Seltzer.


This file gives directions for using Logger Pro to conduct gel electrophoresis analysis.


These are some activities to analyze quantitative data in biology. They could be analyzed using graphing calculators or computers.



These are some files using Logger Pro to study motion. They require a motion detector and Vernier interface.Work through the files in sequence.






This is a simple Beer's Law experiment using food coloring to introduce the colorimeter. It is written for the newer Vernier colorimeter. Make sure that the 100% solution has an absorption of less than 1.0 .


This is a file that explains the different modes to use with Vernier photogates.


This is a file that details the Data Matrix mode on the LabQuest and LabQuest 2.


This is a file that details potential interference between Vernier sensors used for water quality studies.


Vernier has several free manuals and reference guides available here. Vernier downloads