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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

Can I get PocketLab on DonorsChoose.org? We hear this question often: Can I request PocketLab on DonorsChoose.org? The answer is a definite yes! We are proud…
Introduction to Relative Velocity Airplanes can experience head winds or tail winds that affect their flight time.  Similarly, motorboats on a river…
RC Car Fun!!! Here is a fun summertime activity!  Race an RC car with PocketLab Voyager. Challenge your friends to see who can negotiate a series of cones in…

Middle School Science

An oscillating cart with a PocketLab provides an interesting way to study Newton's Second Law of Motion as well as some principles of damped harmonic motion. …
Exploration When a figure skater spins he/she uses the positioning of his/her arms to control the speed of the spin/ angular velocity. The angular momentum of…
Exploration Angular velocity is the rate of rotation of an object along a specific axes. For example, the blades of a ceiling fan rotate around the fan’s…

High School Physics

With the current growth in interest in flywheels, stemming from concern for the environmental impact of fossil fuel use, flywheels provide a convenient way for…
Carts constructed with the LEGO® Simple & Powered Machines Set are great for studying motion kinematics, as the resultant motion is fairly smooth,…
A pendulum is held vertically and is  then released, impacting a cart that is initially at rest.  This experiment provides students with a lesson for comparing…

News

PocketLab fits perfectly as a payload for an Estes rocket! Great way to quantify launch acceleration, free fall, and altitude. (Click here for original tweet)
PocketLab user Ryan Hollister attached his PocketLab One to a drone to measure it's altitude. The PocketLab calculates altitude using its barometric pressure…
PocketLab Voyager is in the middle of a coil of wire. The rest of the wire is also wrapped in a coil, and a magnet is used to induce a current through the coil…