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Science for Everyone PocketLab Experiment

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Find lessons, activities, and programming applications suitable for everyone from 4th grade Earth Science students to college-level engineering students.

 

Featured Activities

Free Air Quality Lesson Plans Bring the science of air quality into your classroom through hands-on activities, inquiry-based lessons and real science tools.…
What's a "Speeder Upper"? As shown in Figure 1, a "Speeder Upper" is a pair of disks that are connected by a short rod of much smaller radius.  The NSTA…
Introduction to Moment of Inertia There are numerous analogies when comparing linear and rotational motion.  At the heart of these comparisons lie the…

Middle School Science

Background Information about Ozone Ozone (O3) in our atmosphere is both good and bad. There is a helpful saying to remember is, “Ozone: good up high, bad…
Background Information on Particulate Matter Particulate matter consists of small particles suspended in the atmosphere. Dust, pollen, sea salt, soil…
Background Information Carbon dioxide circulates naturally in Earth’s atmosphere as part of the carbon cycle (the process in which carbon dioxide is exchanged…

High School Physics

The PocketLab Voyager Swing The PocketLab Voyager swing, 3D printable from the accompanying .STL file, offers your physics students a way to study a plethora…
Competing Pendulums The two pendulums shown in Figure 1 were printed on a 3D printer.  The .STL file is included with this lesson so you can print them with…
Introduction In a well-known 1938 book entitled "Demonstration Experiments in Physics", editor Richard Sutton describes a device that produces simple harmonic…

Scratch

Download the Scratch .sbx file for a Space Blaster game you can play with Scratch and PocketLab. Works with PocketLab One and Voyager.  Instructions to run…
This lesson makes it possible for your students to study radioactive decay and half-life concepts without the need to purchase expensive radiation monitors and…
We can create a way to make true random numbers in Scratch using the PocketLab Voyager's light sensor and a lava lamp. Sounds crazy? Not really, there is…

News

Globally, seven million premature deaths each year result from air pollution (WHO, 2012). Recent air quality events such as the forest fires in Western North…
The State of Global Air report is an annually updated peer-reviewed document providing the most up to date information possible on global air quality and its…
What's in the Air at Maker Faire?  What does the sizzle of a corn dog and the combustion of a giant flame car have in common? Well, they both give off a lot…