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PocketLab Air

PocketLab Air is an all-in-one science lab for investigating climate change and air pollution in your environment. With PocketLab Air can measure:

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Ozone
  • Particulate matter (PM1, PM2.5, PM10)
  • Temperature
  • Humidity
  • Barometric pressure
  • Light

We've designed PocketLab Air to be capable enough for a climate and air quality researchers but simple enough for a 4th grade student learning about Earth science.


PocketLab Air

PocketLab Air is a wireless sensor that sends data to the PocketLab App for exploring the world and investigating air quality in your community. We believe anyone can be a scientist, and we believe science should be fun and engaging. We've designed PocketLab Air to be capable enough for climate and air quality researchers but simple enough for a 4th grade student learning about Earth science.

PocketLab Air exploring the world.


PocketLab Air Sensor Functions

All the sensor functions are integrated into a small, rugged, and portable sensor device that can be used to go out and investigate air pollution and climate. You can stream data from all of the sensors simultaneously to the PocketLab app and visualize the data in real-time.  

  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Particulate Matter
    • PM 1.0
    • PM 2.5
    • PM 10
  • Ozone
  • Air Quality Index (AQI) Score
  • Weather Conditions
    • Ambient Temperature
    • Humidity
    • Barometric Pressure
    • Dew Point
    • Heat Index
Hiking with PocketLab Air


PocketLab Air Features

  • Free Award-Winning PocketLab App
  • Compatible with iOS, Android, Chrome OS, Windows 10, and Mac OS
  • Wireless connection 
  • Map the pollution data that you collected to your phone GPS location to generate maps of air quality in your local community
  • Record up to 30,000 measurements to the onboard memory
  • Rechargeable lithium polymer battery
  • Stream data in real-time then analyze the recorded data in the PocketLab app


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What's Included?

  • PocketLab Air Sensor
  • Protective Carrying Case
  • Getting Started Activity Cards
  • Dozens of Lessons and Activities
  • Micro USB charging cable

PocketLab App Features

The PocketLab App

  • Easy and intuitive to pick up and start using
  • Record and analyze data in real-time
  • Video Feature: Overlay data and video automatically (iOS only)

PocketLab Notebook

  • Save data recordings to your online digital notebook
  • Create and share Lab Reports that investigate questions you're curious about
  • Compare your air quality data to publicly available data from local monitoring stations
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Lesson Materials

Experienced STEM educators, scientists, and educational researchers have developed the library of PocketLab activities that emphasize the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) from 4th grade through high school. University professors and researchers have also developed experiments that dive deep into environmental science and citizen science. You can find all of the lessons on the PocketLab Air Community Site.

pocketlab air activities


 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Alignment


Middle School Earth Science Standard
Natural Hazards and Catastrophic Events
Sensors for Forest Fire Detection
Monitor and Minimize Human Impact on the Environment
Cars Idling Air Quality Measurements
Human Population Impact on Natural Resources
Ocean Acidification Demonstration
Rise in Global Temperatures over the Past Century
How Much CO2 do you Produce?
Middle School Life Science Standard
Photosynthesis of Spinach Leaves
Food, Chemical Reactions, and Energy
Cellular Respiration of Yeast 
Maintaining Biodiversity in Ecosystem
Environmental Impact of Urbanization

PocketLab Air Users in Action

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PocketLab Air Technical Specifications

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