Calling all science teachers: Are you looking for new ways to enrich your instruction and engage your students in advanced data analysis? Do you want to help them think more critically and make real-world connections?
Graphical Analysis Pro from Vernier Science Education checks all the boxes. This enhanced app, which is compatible with most devices used in schools, including Chromebooks, is specifically designed to meet the needs of today’s science teachers and students.
Using Graphical Analysis Pro, students can easily visualize and interact with experiment data collected using nearly 50 of the sensors from Vernier. They can also view a video and sync it to sensor data, which enables them to replay, speed up, slow down, and pause recorded experiments at key moments in time. Wherever learning is happening, the app enables students to perform live experiments and share data over the internet in real time as they analyze and graph data and experience three-dimensional learning.
The Graphical Analysis Pro app includes 45-plus ready-to-analyze experiment videos synced with sample data that cover common topics in biology, chemistry, and physics and include student instructions. Teachers can easily assign these experiments for prep work, homework, or a lab make-up assignment.
The app is also regularly being updated based on teacher feedback. This includes a new Annotation feature which enables students to leave comments on a region or a point of a graph in the app. Now, students can demonstrate their understanding of graphs and show they know how the story of the graph corresponds to what happened in the real world.
Other recent updates include:
- The ability to strikethrough unwanted data
- New functions in custom calculated columns
- Option to display uncertainty of curve fit parameters
- Adjustable number of points used in derivative calculations
- Additional graph types, including bar graphs, histograms, and “Fast Fourier Transforms”
- Ability for custom curve fit expressions to be entered by the user
- The ability to add error bars to graphs so that students can convey the reliability of measurements
- The ability to plot categorical data
- The ability to record important events with one click, such as noting the moment a sample starts to melt using the Go Direct® Melt Station