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Featured Activities

Introduction to the Physical Pendulum Mount any rigid body such that it can swing in a vertical plane about an axis passing through the body.  You have…
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…
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…

Middle School Science

How does adding thermal energy effect the particle motion of a gas?  Background Information Matter makes up everything around us. The air we breathe, the…
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…

High School Physics

Introduction to the Physical Pendulum Mount any rigid body such that it can swing in a vertical plane about an axis passing through the body.  You have…
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…
Introduction to Hysteresis Hysteresis can be defined as a lag time in the response of a system to forces placed on the system.  The response of the system…

Scratch

Carnival Games Most everyone enjoys a carnival!  Some like the food--from cotton candy, to funnel cakes, to ice cream.  Others enjoy rides such as the…
A Tactile Sensor ON/OFF ScratchX Switch This lesson provides an example of how to ScratchX program PocketLab Voyager's tactile sensor as an ON/OFF switch.  If…
Introduction A theremin , named after its Russian inventor in the early 1900's, is an electronic musical instrument that is controlled without any contact by…

News

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…
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…