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on November 20, 2009 at 9:30:30 pm
 

Why Vernier?

All high school science programs require sound laboratory investigations.  Although no one would argue with the benefits of such a program, the time and equipment required has often meant it is overlooked or only briefly touched on.  Despite this, research has consistently shown the benefits of such programs.  Educators, both in secondary and post secondary environments struggle find a balance between lecture time and laboratory time.  Secondary schools are also subject to equipment shortage.  Rarely do they have enough equipment for each student to conduct their own experiments.  Rather, students typically work in groups of 3 or 4. Although this allows the schools to get by with less equipment, it diminishes the learning opportunities and is a less than ideal solution.  

 

On its own, the vernier equipment partially solves one of these problems.  

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