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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

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…
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…

High School Physics

Introduction to the Ideal Gas Law The ideal gas law is commonly seen in the form PV = nRT, where P is the pressure, V is the volume, T is the absolute…
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…
Introduction to Moment of Inertia There are numerous analogies when comparing linear and rotational motion.  At the heart of these comparisons lie the…

Scratch

What is a Theremin? A theremin , named after its Russian inventor in the early 1900's, is an electronic musical instrument that is controlled without any…
Let's create a game in Scratch that is controlled by a wireless controller using the PocketLab accelerometer. PocketLab can connect directly and wirelessly to…
This lesson will show you programming in Scratch with external sensors. We can read sensor data directly into Scratch and use it to write programs that make…

News

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…
Engaging NGSS Earth and Space Science Activities with PocketLab Explore Earth's systems and discover other planets with these two NGSS aligned Earth and Space…