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Earth & Environmental

Getting Started with Chromebooks

Earth and Environmental: Getting Started with Chromebooks

1  Download the App

SPARKvue: PASCO's award-winning data collection and analysis app. Download for free.

SPARKvue combines rich standards-based content, data collection, visualization, analysis, and assessment into one seamless environment. The new expanded framework allows students to perform sensor data analysis—at school or home.

2  Bluetooth Adapter

Give your Chromebooks the power to connect to our Bluetooth® Smart devices wirelessly.

Because Chromebooks don't natively have Bluetooth Smart (BLE) connectivity, this simple USB adapter installs the drivers necessary to connect your Chromebooks to our Wireless Sensors and to connect the AirLink wirelessly if desired. Full compatibility details are also available.

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PS-3500
USB Bluetooth Adapter
This adapter allows Chromebooks, Windows computers and older Macs to utilize wireless sensors and connect the AirLink interface wirelessly via Bluetooth 4.
This adapter allows Chromebooks, Windows computers and older Macs to utilize wireless sensors and connect the AirLink interface wirelessly via Bluetooth 4.
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USB Bluetooth Adapter

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3  Select Your Wireless Sensors

What do you want to measure? Here are our top recommended wireless sensors for Earth & Environmental Science experiments.

Wireless sensors are rugged, low cost and connect directly to your Chromebooks when they have the USB Bluetooth Adapter plugged in.

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PS-3204
Wireless pH Sensor
The Wireless pH Sensor streams data directly to your computers, tablets, Chromebooks & smartphones. Far more accurate and effective than pH paper. More affordable than pH meters while boasting additional functionality.
The Wireless pH Sensor streams data directly to your computers, tablets, Chromebooks & smartphones. Far more accurate and effective than pH paper. More affordable than pH meters while boasting additional functionality. Measures the pH of a solution as discrete measurements or as a continuous reading.
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Wireless pH Sensor

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PS-3201
Wireless Temperature Sensor
A durable, wireless, high-resolution temperature sensor instantly measures and graphs temperature data for a wide variety of STEM applications. Stream the data wirelessly to your computers, tablets, Chromebooks and smartphones.
Durable, wireless, high-resolution sensor covers many temperature experiments
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Wireless Temperature Sensor

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Wireless Light Sensor
Our most advanced Light Sensor. Measure light level (lux), and ultraviolet light as UVA, UVB and UV index. Also features RGB color detection and calculations for irradiance and PAR for photosynthesis studies.
Our most advanced Light Sensor. Measure light level (lux), and ultraviolet light as UVA, UVB and UV index. Also features RGB color detection and calculations for irradiance and PAR for photosynthesis studies. Stream data directly to your computers, tablets, Chromebooks or smartphones.
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Wireless Light Sensor

PS-3213

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PS-3208
Wireless CO2 Sensor
Available April 2017.
The Wireless CO2 Sensor measures Carbon Dioxide gas levels wirelessly streams data to your computers, tablets, Chromebooks and smartphones.
The Wireless CO2 Sensor measures Carbon Dioxide gas levels wirelessly streams data to your computers, tablets, Chromebooks and smartphones.
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Wireless CO2 Sensor

PS-3208

Available April 2017.

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PS-3210
Wireless Conductivity Sensor
Features an all-new design that measures both conductivity and total dissolved solids. Remove the clutter of wires and stream data directly to your devices.
Features an all-new design that measures both conductivity and total dissolved solids. Remove the clutter of wires and stream data directly to your devices.
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Wireless Conductivity Sensor

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4  Add additional measurements

Connect PASPORT Sensors to your Chromebooks via USB Bluetooth with the AirLink.

The AirLink interface allows you to also connect any of our more than 80 PASPORT sensors for additional measurements and investigations.

Note:  When plugging in the AirLink via USB, the USB Bluetooth Adapter is not necessary.

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PS-3200
AirLink
Our most economical interface. Connect a single PASPORT sensor to your SPARK Element, computer, Chromebook, tablet or smartphone via bluetooth or through a USB connection.
Our most economical interface. Connect a single PASPORT sensor to your SPARK Element, computer, Chromebook, tablet or smartphone via bluetooth or through a USB connection.
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AirLink

PS-3200

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PS-2196
PASPORT Optical Dissolved Oxygen Sensor
Easily and effectively get dissolved oxygen measurements in mg/L or % saturation. No flow dependency, calibration, or warm up time.
Easily and effectively get dissolved oxygen measurements in mg/L or % saturation. No flow dependency, calibration, or warm up time.
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PS-2122
PASPORT Turbidity Sensor
Measures the turbidity level (cloudiness) of water in nephelometric turbidity units (NTU). For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Measures the turbidity level (cloudiness) of water in nephelometric turbidity units (NTU). For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
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PASPORT Turbidity Sensor

PS-2122

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PS-2174
PASPORT Weather Anemometer Sensor
The Weather Anemometer Sensor measures wind speed and wind chill in addition to temperature, barometric pressure, relative and absolute humidity, and dew point.
The Weather Anemometer Sensor measures wind speed and wind chill in addition to temperature, barometric pressure, relative and absolute humidity, and dew point.
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5  Add a Lab Manual

We offer a high school manual, a college manual and the water quality field guide.

Each guide contains over 20 challenging, standards-based lab activities that include inquiry extensions.  All are editable to suit the needs of your students or to better coordinate with your classroom lectures.  All labs are also accompanied by a compete teacher's guide with intensive background information and "teacher tips" as well as assessment questions.

Add one copy per classroom or lab.

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PS-2979
Advanced Environmental and Earth Sciences Teacher Guide
Teacher manual for Advanced Environmental and Earth Sciences labs. Has both the printed version and a flash drive with teacher tips, a PDF of teacher version and editable Word student version.
Teacher manual for Advanced Environmental and Earth Sciences labs. Has both the printed version and a flash drive with teacher tips, a PDF of teacher version and editable Word student version.
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PS-3809A
College Environmental Science Instructor Guide
College Instructor edition with experiments covering introductory and general environmental science topics.
College Instructor edition with experiments covering introductory and general environmental science topics.
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PS-2829A
Water Quality Field Guide
A complete reference for all your water quality needs covering 16 water quality parameters, why they are important and how to accurately measure them.
A complete reference for all your water quality needs covering 16 water quality parameters, why they are important and how to accurately measure them.
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Water Quality Field Guide

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Need help getting started? Our Teacher and Technical Support consultants are the best first point of contact and in a position to understand your needs.