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The PocketLab Air Sensor

Introduction The PocketLab Air Sensor is a fantastic tool for investigating the validity of fluctuations in climate and air pollution in your own community.  As a result, teachers can offer students an instrument to measure what’s in the air  (i.e., CO2, … Continue reading

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Launching the PocketLab Voyager

Intro Exploring motion, light, temperature, altitude, and magnetic fields can be taken to new interactive heights with the PocketLab Voyager by Myriad Sensors.  Subsequently, by using a wireless sensor, the PocketLab Voyager records and stores data that can be shared with … Continue reading

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PITSCO Hot-Air Balloons

The “Zoon Hot-Air Balloons Getting Started Package” contains all the materials necessary for a class of 30 students to construct and launch their own hot air balloons. The kit is designed for students in Grades 3-12 and is user friendly. … Continue reading

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PASCO Wireless Pressure Sensor

Introduction: The PASCO Wireless Pressure sensor is easy to use and connects via Bluetooth to the user’s cell phone or to another electronic device, e.g., IPad. The sensor has a range of 0-400 kilopascals (kPa)- with its most accurate reported … Continue reading

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Pasco's Wireless Light Sensor Revisited using SPARKvue…

Introduction: The PASCO Wireless light sensor is a wireless device that measures ambient and directional light. Moreover, it has the capacity to stream data to devices via a Bluetooth connection, e.g., laptops, iPhones, or Android phones. There is a picture … Continue reading

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The PASCO Wireless Smart Car

Introduction: The PASCO Wireless Smart Cart is a device with Bluetooth capabilities that has sensors for force, position, velocity, rotational motion, and three degrees of freedom in acceleration. The wheels on the Smart Cart moves with low friction. A nice … Continue reading

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Launching Straw Rockets!

Introduction: Pitsco’s Straw Rocket Launcher and its Getting Started Package gives students an introductory rocket activity where they can grasp a variety of subjects including force and motion, thrust, center of gravity, prediction, measurements, and more. For example, from the … Continue reading

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Flying the PowerUp X FPV

Introduction The PowerUp X FPV allows users to view a video as their paper airplane flies. Subsequently, the PowerUp X FPV is designed for users in middle grades to high school and can offer opportunities to go outside to test … Continue reading

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Vernier: Go Direct Force and Acceleration Sensor

Introduction The Go Direct™ Force and Acceleration Sensor couples a 3-axis accelerometer with a stable and accurate force sensor that measures forces as small as ±0.1 N and up to ±50 N and can be used in the classroom or … Continue reading

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Vernier: Go Direct Light and Color

Introduction The Go Direct Light and Color Sensor is a powerful and versatile light sensor that measures visible light, the ultraviolet electromagnetic spectrum, and does color analysis. As seen in the video, by using an RGB color sensor, the relative … Continue reading

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