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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

Introduction to Rangefinders Rangefinders, sometimes called motion sensors or motion detectors are commonly used in probeware, camera autofocus, and robotics…
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…

Middle School Science

Background Information on Particulate Matter Particulate matter consists of small particles suspended in the atmosphere. Dust, pollen, sea salt, soil…
Background Information Carbon dioxide circulates naturally in Earth’s atmosphere as part of the carbon cycle (the process in which carbon dioxide is exchanged…
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.…

High School Physics

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…
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

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

Fourth grade students, high schoolers, and even the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education were putting on their engineering hats to investigate highway safety…
PocketLab Voyager Total Lunar Eclipse Light Intensity Data I was fortunate enough to have a perfectly clear sky in DeKalb, Illinois to capture light intensity…
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…