MultiLab for NOVA5000

Enhances any science curriculum

MultiLab 3.0 is a robust data analysis program that provides easy-to-use tools for students to:

  • Collect data
  • Analyze the data with sophisticated analysis tools
  • Create multimedia lab reports
  • View videos of experiments, complete with sensor data

The new MultiLab™ 3.0 for NOVA5000™ features a more user-friendly Graphical User Interface (GUI), improved functionality, additional new functions and new sensor parameters.

Here at Holland Junior High in PA, our science department was searching for a piece of technology that would allow us to make environmental measurements outdoors. Unlike other data logging equipment, the NOVA5000 could be brought outside and run with the minicomputer showing an environment that the students could easily understand and manipulate. There is a screen that shows what is being done and data is transferred, while it is taken, into the MultiLab software that is compatible with the Window\'s Excel environment. 
Antonio Assetto, Science Department Head
Holland Middle School - Council Rock School District
Pennsylvania, USA

Key Benefits

  • Easy Navigability
    • Finger-touch navigation, eliminating the need for a stylus
    • Represent data in different formats at the same time by toggling between graph, table and 4 meter views
  • Improved Functionality
    • Set up all sensors in one dialog box
    • Collect data from two sensors, with each sensor having its own Y axis along with its own scale
    • Create XY graphs at the push of a button
    • Open data from different files in the same graph
    • New toolbar for graph
  • New Features
    • Dynamic slope/tangent line – slope function that enables students to see the slope line and the slope value of any desired point of the graph
    • Area function to present the area under the graph, between two points on the graph, with the calculated area figure displayed
  • More Sensor Compatibility
    • Use the Ohaus balance 200gr ±0.01gr as a sensor. Students can view the mass changes in graph, table and meter views and conduct investigations into conservation of mass, rate of a chemical reaction, magnetic force, mass vs. density and evaporation
    • Measure velocity and acceleration with the Distance Sensor.  Students can investigate the velocity and the acceleration vs. time of a moving body, with parameters now directly displayed
    • Improved parameters measured with the Rotary Motion Sensor. Students can investigate angular velocity and the angular acceleration of a pendulum, as well as Newton’s Second Law by measuring the distance, velocity and acceleration of a moving body

Key Features

  • Easy navigability, enhanced finger touch interface

  • Collect data from multiple sensors simultaneously

  • Multiple sensor displays: graphs, tables and meters

  • A rich pedagogic library of experiments developed by science education experts

  • Digital education workbooks featuring multiple experiments and guide manuals, included

  • Works seamlessly with Office applications

  • Localized interface solution for over 20 languages


Multimedia capabilities
Unique video and audio features allow students to produce complete multimedia lab reports with real-time, synchronized, annotated graphs and video.  

Workbook Tool
The MultiLab 3.0 Workbook Tool gives students a stepby- step preview of the lab activity to be conducted, and then automatically configures the software and sets up the NOVA5000™ for data collection. Use existing Workbooks or
create new ones. 

Predicting Tool
The Predicting Tool allows students to plot predictions of experimental results and then watch as the actual data is plotted in real-time along side their forecasted graph.  

Export/Import Data to Excel
MultiLab’s dynamic flexibility allows students to export/import data to Excel for more robust lab reporting capabilities.

Online Experiment Library

MultiLab’s online Experiment Library contains twenty two in-house experiments developed by the Fourier pedagogic team, as well as previous experiment files created by other classes.  These videos are highly useful in preparing students for new experiments by demonstrating equipment setup and procedure, as well as examining the data results and discussing what expectations students can have for the results of their own experiments.  All of the experiments include full experiment data with audio, and can display synchronized data and video streams.

Additional benefits of the Experiment Library include:

  • An alternative to dangerous, costly, or time consuming experiments
  • Students can use their own experiment or the library’s to revise and clarify points when creating lab reports
  • An instructional resource to improve teacher-guided class experiments by demonstrating setup and procedure and enabling teachers to plan objectives based on their results