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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…
Creative Ways to make Simple Waves PocketLab Voyager and PocketLab One are great tools for investigating simple harmonic motion. There are literally dozens of…
Introduction to Rangefinders Rangefinders, sometimes called motion sensors or motion detectors are commonly used in probeware, camera autofocus, and robotics…

Middle School Science

Introduction Here is a physical science lab for junior high students that brings out the S, T, E, and M in STEM -- S for the science of relative velocity, T…
Introduction Are you looking for some great physical science activities for 4th grade through junior high school students?  If so, it would be well worth…
Introduction In a previous lesson the "intelino® smart train" was introduced, and an activity on speed for 4th grade through middle school students was…

High School Physics

Introduction Damping causes oscillatory systems to dissipate energy to their surroundings.  Frictional losses are quite common in mechanical systems and…
Introduction Damping causes oscillatory systems to dissipate energy to their surroundings.  Frictional losses are quite common in mechanical systems.  For…
Introduction Resonance can be defined in a number of ways.  The most common definition is that resonance occurs at the frequency at which forced oscillations…

Scratch

Here is a project that will challenge your students’ skill in interfacing PocketLab Voyager with Scratch Programming.  The challenge is to program the five…
The maker revolution has grown by leaps and bounds during the past four years. With dozens of robotic toys for learning and discovery now in the marketplace,…
LIDAR—an acronym for Light Detection and Ranging—is a method for remote sensing to measure distances.  While LIDAR commonly uses reflected laser light to…

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…