PASCO Scientific Releases Free Software and Science Curriculum Resources in Response to COVID-19 School Closures
ROSEVILLE, Calif., March 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today PASCO Scientific announced they will be giving students and educators free access to their software and curriculum products for the remainder of the 2020 school year. The company is also in the process of releasing a series of free labs and videos to further support the education community through the COVID-19 school closures.
PASCO Scientific has extended the free trial periods for both SPARKvue and Capstone to improve access for students and educators transitioning to remote learning. Features such as SPARKvue's Shared Sessions, which allow educators to share data with students in real time, and Capstone's Video features can help educators bridge communication gaps during home labs.
The company is also granting free access to the Student e-Books and Teacher e-Resources for Essential Chemistry and Essential Physics Third Edition. Both texts cover a full year of standards-aligned curriculum that can supplement students' reading material during this time. The Teacher e-Resources for these texts can be accessed for free by filling out a brief form on the PASCO website.
In addition to providing free curriculum and software, PASCO Scientific is currently adapting a series of free labs for remote learners. These science labs will be released along with quick experiment videos that will help educators demonstrate labs to students at home. Once released, the experiments, files, and videos will be available in the PASCO Experiment Library.
President and CEO Richard Briscoe has been coordinating the company's efforts, saying, "We have heard from many educators working to compile resources for their remote classes. For any educator, adapting an entire course for online learning is a monumental task. Since science educators can't host their lab sections in-person, we're giving them every resource to bring those labs to students at home."
For more information about PASCO Scientific's resources for distance learning, visit the Home Science Tools webpage on the PASCO website.
PASCO has been designing, developing, and supporting innovative teaching and learning solutions for K–12 and higher education since 1964. PASCO’s team of educators, scientists, educational researchers, engineers, and many others is committed to the advancement of STEM education around the world. Today teachers and students in more than 100 countries use PASCO solutions.
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