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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

The PocketLab Inertia Cart This cool inertia cart dates back to the early 1900's, but hasn't seen much action since, primarily due to a lack of ease in…
PocketLab Voyager and PocketLab One are great tools for investigating simple harmonic motion. Check out just a few of the many examples below.  PocketLab…
Introduction to Rangefinders Rangefinders, sometimes called motion sensors or motion detectors are commonly used in probeware, camera autofocus, and robotics…

Middle School Science

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.…
How does adding thermal energy effect the particle motion of a gas?  Thermal Energy Examples Matter makes up everything around us. The air we breathe, the…
Investigating an Object’s Motion: Newton's First Law and Second LawBackground Information  If you push a chair across a floor, you are exerting a force on the…

High School Physics

Introduction to Moment of Inertia There are numerous analogies when comparing linear and rotational motion.  At the heart of these comparisons lie the…
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 the Moment of Inertia Challenge We are going to assume that you have studied the concepts of moment of inertia and physical pendulums in your…

Scratch

This lesson introduces students to a variety of probability and statistics concepts using PocketLab Voyager and Scratch—ScratchX is not required.  The Scratch…
This is a programming project that capitalizes on PocketLab-Scratch Integration.  This project makes use of the Scratch random number block to simulate rolling…
Because of the fact that water expands when freezing, frozen water pipes can result in untold damage to a house. There are a variety of things that one can do…

News

PocketLab Voyager and PocketLab One are great tools for investigating simple harmonic motion. Check out just a few of the many examples below.  PocketLab…
Using barometric pressure to teach about particle motion and states of matter In a few simple experiments, temperature can be related to the the kinetic…
Fourth grade students, high schoolers, and even the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education were putting on their engineering hats to investigate highway safety…