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Science for Everyone PocketLab Experiment

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Featured Activities

Background Information on Particulate Matter Particulate matter consists of small particles suspended in the atmosphere. Dust, pollen, sea salt, soil…
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.…
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…

Middle School Science

Introduction In a well-known 1938 book entitled "Demonstration Experiments in Physics", editor Richard Sutton describes a device that produces simple harmonic…
Background Information about Ozone Ozone (O3) in our atmosphere is both good and bad. There is a helpful saying to remember is, “Ozone: good up high, bad…
Background Information on Particulate Matter Particulate matter consists of small particles suspended in the atmosphere. Dust, pollen, sea salt, soil…

High School Physics

The PocketLab Voyager Swing The PocketLab Voyager swing, 3D printable from the accompanying .STL file, offers your physics students a way to study a plethora…
Competing Pendulums The two pendulums shown in Figure 1 were printed on a 3D printer.  The .STL file is included with this lesson so you can print them with…
Introduction In a well-known 1938 book entitled "Demonstration Experiments in Physics", editor Richard Sutton describes a device that produces simple harmonic…

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

We've turbocharged some of the most classic (boring?) physics experiments with the brand new PocketLab TurboTrack. It's a fast, fun, physics playground for…
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…