Because sensor-based investigations develop science literacy and give students the hands-on tools that allow them to think like scientists.
Research evidence demonstrates that sustained, guided student use of technology tools for data collection, analysis, and visualization helps deepen students’ understanding of science concepts. This increases their scientific literacy while giving them experiential knowledge of science practices. Research also suggests that such learning experiences help increase students’ interest, motivation, and engagement in science.
PASCO’s sensor-based lab investigations provide extensive opportunities for students to develop scientific literacy and familiarity with the practices of science through hands-on experiences using tools similar to those used by scientists and engineers. And PASCO provides high-quality student equipment at low cost, which helps stretch precious science education resources further.
“An understanding of science and technology is central to a young person’s preparedness for life in modern society.”
“Science is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world...”
Throughout the world, teachers are using PASCO sensor and data analysis technology to deepen student understanding of science concepts and practices, while increasing student engagement and motivation in science.