September 13, 2016

Fayette County Public Schools partner with PASCO

Fayette County Public Schools in Georgia Will Power Scientific Inquiry in Grades K–12 by Implementing Wireless Sensors from PASCO Scientific

Roseville, Calif. — Sept. 13, 2016 — Fayette County Public Schools’ science program teaches students to value and use science as a process for obtaining knowledge, based upon observable evidence. It embraces the Next Generation Science Standards, Project 2061’s Benchmarks for Science Literacy, and the Georgia Performance Standards (GPS). To infuse technology into the curriculum and provide rich, inquiry-based learning experiences for students in grades K–12, Fayette County Public Schools has purchased cutting-edge wireless sensors from PASCO® Scientific for all 26 schools.

The wireless line — which includes pH, temperature, pressure, force/acceleration, conductivity, light, voltage, and current sensors — is compatible with multiple platforms, including Windows®, Mac®, iPad® and iPhone®, Android™ tablets and phones, and Chromebooks™. Because the sensors simplify lab setup and remove the clutter of cables, students can spend more time exploring, and perform experiments that were difficult or impossible before.

Fayette County students will begin using the wireless sensors, along with the SPARKvue® data collection and analysis software, this fall. In addition, the district will implement the PASCO Capstone™ software for data acquisition, display, and analysis in Advanced Placement courses.  

“Fayette County Schools is dedicated to providing students with a world-class education,” said Dr. Joseph C. Barrow, Jr., superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools. “We've implemented probeware products in kindergarten through 12th grade because we want students, even at an early age, to understand the nature of science. Science is not a body of knowledge for students to memorize; science is a way of knowing, and a way to make sense of the world around them. With the use of probeware products, students will be able to obtain and manipulate data in various forms, and communicate their findings in more efficient ways. This is essential as students look to advance and contribute knowledge of and to the world. Our teachers are excited about how this will transform their teaching and learning practices. We are most certainly excited about this partnership.”

Our teachers are excited about how this will transform their teaching and learning practices. We are most certainly excited about this partnership.

Dr. Joseph C. Barrow, Jr., superintendent of Fayette County Public Schools.

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. For more information, visit www.pasco.com.

 

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