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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

Introduction There is a new train out there - the “intelino® smart train, the classic toy train reinvented", according to the developer.  Designed for all…
  First, what is particulate matter (PM)? Particulate matter is a mixture of solids and/or liquids suspended within the air. These solids and liquids are…
It is almost instinctive when you first get the PocketLab Air to breathe directly on it just to see what happens. As seen below, of the PocketLab Air's seven…

High School Physics

Introduction In a well-known 1938 book entitled "Demonstration Experiments in Physics", editor Richard Sutton describes a setup for producing periodic motion…
The Momentum Pendulum The momentum pendulum is shown in Figure 1.  A frame (red) to hold the pendulum was printed on a 3D printer.  The STL file in included…
Introduction "The brakes on my car have failed and I can fix either the front or rear brakes.  Which set of brakes should I fix if I am concerned with…

Scratch

The eye is one of the many marvels of the human body.  The colored iris of the eye, surrounding the pupil, acts as a diaphragm to keep the amount of light…
Here is a fun Holiday project that that will challenge your students’ skills in both the physics of a gyroscope and Scratch computer programming. With…
This lesson is motivated by a respiration study using a FLIR ONE™ thermal camera in conjunction with the Vernier Thermal Analysis Plus app. Using Voyager and…

News

Creative Ways to make Simple Waves PocketLab Voyager and PocketLab One are great tools for investigating simple harmonic motion. There are literally dozens of…
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…