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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

The PocketLab Inertia Cart This cool inertia cart dates back to the early 1900's, but hasn't seen much action since, primarily due to a lack of ease in…
PocketLab Voyager and PocketLab One are great tools for investigating simple harmonic motion. Check out just a few of the many examples below.  PocketLab…
Introduction to Rangefinders Rangefinders, sometimes called motion sensors or motion detectors are commonly used in probeware, camera autofocus, and robotics…

Middle School Science

Introduction In a previous lesson the "intelino® smart train" was introduced, and an activity on speed for 4th grade through middle school students was…
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…

High School Physics

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…
Introduction to Moment of Inertia There are numerous analogies when comparing linear and rotational motion.  At the heart of these comparisons lie the…

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 and PocketLab One are great tools for investigating simple harmonic motion. Check out just a few of the many examples below.  PocketLab…
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…