With so many people working from home, and limited travel and industrial activity, many regions are experiencing startling improvements in air quality.
Accordingly, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity for a citizen science project to measure baseline air quality, then observe changes as the country starts going back to work.
No doubt your school is accumulating some empty 3D filament reels! Why not put them to use with PocketLab Voyager in your school's physics lab? The table below contains links and descriptions for six lessons on rotational motion making use of empty 3D filament reels. Feel free to make use of these lessons as you wish. Give them a spin!
Introducing PocketLab Notebook
PocketLab Notebook is a cloud-based lab notebook, designed to meet the needs of science teachers, science students, and citizen scientists for collecting data inside and outside the classroom.
With PocketLab Notebook you can organize data, notes, images, videos, questions, responses, tables, and graphs all in one place, so you can easily perform and document a science experiment. We're excited for you to give it a try!
The PocketLab TurboTrack
The TurboTrack is a physics playground for building roller coasters, ramps, and crash barriers to do hands-on science experiments. Using Hot Wheels track and PocketLab track connectors, the TurboTrack allows students to creatively investigate classic concepts in force, motion, energy, momentum, engineering, and more.
All Aboard intelino!
That's right--you can now put the Voyager/Intelino lessons developed to good use in the classroom! The "intelino® smart train" ($99.95) was launched in the United States on September 10, 2019. It is available in all US Apple Stores and at apple.com. In addition Amazon has units availa
The Robinson Nature Center is an 18-acre, publicly-owned nature center that hosts 420 groups every year in Maryland in their 23,000 ft2 platinum LEED-certified facility. It was founded in 2009 following the wishes of James and Anne Robinson--who had previously lived on the land. They now have a new activity, which features the PocketLab Air, called Air Quality Outreach.
As I was producing an experiment that modelled the PocketLab Air as a device to give early warnings of forest fires, there were already many burning across western Canada where I live. One such fire was near the city of High Level (470 miles from Edmonton), which was on the scale of 230,000 hectares at the time. While much of northwestern Alberta was evacuated, the smoke affected almost all of Alberta, spreading all the way down to Calgary, and creating a haze with a very post-apocalyptic feeling to it.