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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

Introduction to Pressure Sensors Pressure sensors are one of the most widely used sensors and can be found in probeware for lab measurements, but more…
Introduction to Accelerometers What does an accelerometer measure? The obvious answer is acceleration, but that's not really true. An accelerometer actually…
Egg Drop Experiment with Data We can take an egg drop further by adding sensor data collection. Normally an egg drop is a “pass or fail” activity, and…

Middle School Science

Using a Half-Atwood Machine for Newton's Second Law The Half-Atwood Machine consists of a cart and a weight connected by a string. It can be a perfect tool…
Engineering Crash Cushions to Learn Newton's Third Law Newton's Third Law Example Car crashes are a dangerous example of Newton's Third Law. The car exerts a…
Using PocketLab to Teach MS-PS2-1: Engineering Design and Newton's Third Law NGSS Standard MS-PS2-1: What's in the standard? Teaching NGSS Standard MS-PS2-1…

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…
Introduction to the Physical Pendulum Mount any rigid body such that it can swing in a vertical plane about an axis passing through the body.  You have…
Using a Half-Atwood Machine for Newton's Second Law The Half-Atwood Machine consists of a cart and a weight connected by a string. It can be a perfect tool…

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

PocketLab Voyager Total Lunar Eclipse Light Intensity Data I was fortunate enough to have a perfectly clear sky in DeKalb, Illinois to capture light intensity…
Beta version of the PocketLab Web App available now The PocketLab Web App is now available on Windows 10 devices as a beta version. The PocketLab Web App…
As we get PocketLab Air prepared for manufacturing, we are doing lots of sensor testing in the PocketLab offices. Here is data from Friday, November 30th…