Vernier is the company that CMCSS uses for purchasing interfaces, probes and sensors to be used in the classroom. Vernier probes and sensors actively engage students in math and science explorations. Each school will have access to interfaces and probes available for check out from a designated place in their building.

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I can
  • use Vernier Go Link, temperature and motion probes.
  • use Logger Lite and/or Logger Pro software to collect and analyze data and to make and analyze graphs.

There are 3 main parts to the Vernier System:
Vernier Part
Probes and Sensors
Temperature Probe
Motion Sensor

This is the device that actually does the testing. Vernier carries over 50 probes and sensors. CMCSS elementary and middle schools will all have the temperature probe and the motion sensor.
High schools probe and sensor equipment will vary.

All Manuals for Probes and Sensors
LabQuest Mini

This is the piece of equipment that attaches the probe or sensor to the computer. There are many different types of interfaces, but CMCSS will be using 3 of them. The elementary and middle schools will be using the Go!Link. The high schools will be using either the LabQuest Mini or the LabPro.

LabPro User Manual

Go!Link User Manual

LabQuest Mini User Manual
Logger Pro 3

The software allows you to interact with the data in a meaningful way for your students. There are two different versions of the software: Logger Pro 3.

Logger Pro 3 Quick Reference Manual
Elementary and middle schools may also have a Probe/Sensor that is called Go!Temp or Go!Motion.
This type of probe/sensor is a combination of the probe/sensor and the interface all in one. That means that you will not need an interface with this probe. It will have a USB port on one end that attaches right into your computer.

Getting Started Using Vernier
Plug the Probe into the Interface using the Channel Ports. If using a Go!Link, there is only one port.
Plug the USB cord from the Interface into one of the computer’s USB ports.

A "Found New Hardware" message may appear. Allow a few moments for this process to complete before proceeding.
Start Logger Lite (Elementary) or Logger Pro 3 (Middle and High)
To start collecting data, simply click the Collect button . You can stop at any time by clicking the Stop button. The data will be displayed in the data table and the graph.
Once you have collected your data, you can analyze it and perform several other tasks. Take a look at the “How To” section for a list of the various options available in Logger Lite and Logger Pro 3.

Sharing and Saving Logger Pro Data
To save as a Logger Pro Document (has to be opened by Logger Pro)
1. Go to File>Save As
2. Name the file (make sure there are no spaces, no slashes and no periods). A good name might be LastNamePeriodProject (Lehman5WalkingDistance). The program will add the extension .cmbl.
3. Save the document to your Server Home Folder. This is the folder with the student's name and home.

To save the data as an Excel document to share with others or to do more analyzing in Excel.
1. After you have collected the data and have analyzed in Logger Pro, go to File>Export As>CSV (Excel, InspireData, etc.)...
2. Name the file (make sure there are no spaces, no slashes and no periods). A good name might be LastNamePeriodProject (Lehman5WalkingDistance). The program will add the extension .csv.
3. Save the document into your Server Home Folder. This is the folder with the student's name and home.

Taking a Picture of the Graph in Logger Pro to Use and Share on a PC
You may want to use a graph from Logger Pro in another document as an image.
To Use it as a Word Document
1. Right click the graph and choose copy.
2. Open Word and go to Edit Paste (or right click and choose Paste).

To Use it as an Image (JPG)
1. Hold down the Alt key and press the PrintScreen Key.
2. Next open MS Paint
3. Then go to Edit>Paste
4. Use the Selection Tools to select the section of the image desired, then select the crop tool
5. Then go to File>Save As type the name of the image in the "Filename" box and then change the "Save As Type" to a PNG or JPG. Make sure you also choose a place to save the document, such as your Server Home Folder.

Getting to Know the Logger Toolbar

You may open lesson templates from the Logger Software.
These lessons correspond with those in the Elementary Science with Vernier book.
Open>Applications>Logger Lite>Experiments>Elementary Science
After each data run you will want to Store or Save your data. If you fail to do this your
data run will be deleted and the next run will appear. This is very helpful when taking
multiple readings.
If you would like to take graphs and arrange them on a clean page to compare data this
allows you that space.
Autoscale the graph to provide an enlarged image of your collection.
Stretches the graph so what you see is based on the data you have collected.
Examine displays a little box giving a more indepth data reading when cursor is move
over the graph. This is a great way to get the mean and mode.

Vernier Software Video Training Library:
Video Training

LabPro Interface

Novice Training

Intermediate Training