A feature-rich STEM app that engages students in advanced data analysis

App of the Week

The Vernier Graphical Analysis™ Pro app from Vernier Software & Technology meets the needs of today’s science educators. The enhanced app lets educators and students easily insert, view, and sync a video to sensor data for analysis, and it features the ability to perform live experiments and share data over the internet in real time. Whether learning happens remotely or in person, students can experience real experiments and think critically as they analyze and graph data—helping them connect abstract concepts to real-world applications. Plus, the enhanced features of the app help students experience three-dimensional learning.

Graphical Analysis Pro includes a wide variety of videos with sample experiments synced with data and complete instructions that cover common topics in college-level biology, chemistry, and physics. The app is compatible with most devices, including Chromebooks, providing flexibility and cost savings as students can use their own devices for analysis while learning remotely.

 

Formats/platforms used:

Windows, macOS, Chromebook, iOS Devices, and Android Devices

 

Primary website URL:

www.vernier.com/gapro

 

Problem solved:

Graphical Analysis Pro helps students explore and gain a deeper understanding of important science concepts regardless if the learning is happening in the lab or remotely. It allows students to analyze experiments at their own pace and create their own videos for scientific analysis. Educators can additionally perform live experiments using the app or utilize the sample experiments as part of their instruction.

 

Grade/age ranges:

Middle school, high school, and college levels

 

Core or supplemental?

Core

 

Subject or topics:

STEM, specifically biology, chemistry, and physics.

 

Lesson time needed:

This depends on which experiment or lab the educators want to conduct. Educators can use the app for quick data analysis or over the course of several days depending on how it is being used.

 

Pricing model:

The app, which is available as part of a 30-day free trial, can be purchased via a site license starting at $99.

 

Additional products needed:

Graphical Analysis Pro is a standalone app, however, it can be used with most Vernier sensors so that educators can continue to use them as part of their instruction, even if students are learning remotely.

 

What makes Graphical Analysis Pro unique?

Educators can conduct live experiments in real time with students and use the internet data sharing feature to send them the experiment data for immediate analysis. Dozens of sample experiments with videos synced with data and complete instructions are included in the app. Additionally, the app’s compatibility with multiple computer operating systems and mobile device platforms provides flexibility and cost savings as students can use their own device for analysis.

 

 

Characteristics:

The user interface is designed to be simple to understand and intuitive. Visual clues like icons and contextual messages guide users as they access different tools within the software. The app is responsive and is designed to work well on any platform or device, and grants a consistent experience from platform to platform.

 

Here's what users are saying:

“Graphical Analysis Pro gives students access to the data they need to work on important skills and process information critically. And, it allows them to collaborate and discuss data together at the same time regardless of whether they are in person or at home. Even after COVID, Graphical Analysis Pro will continue to be an excellent resource if students aren’t able to come to school on any given day for whatever reason.”

– Ryan Carlson, an instructor of AP Biology, biology, and marine biology at Richmond-Burton High School in Richmond, IL

“Graphical Analysis Pro was very plug-and-play and really intuitive to set up. When we first implemented it, we were up and running with data in 10 minutes and kind of shocked by how easy it was. [It] is like driving a Tesla compared to an old Ford.”

– Dr. Thomas Hancock, coordinator for the human anatomy and physiology series at Portland State University in Portland, OR

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