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Middle School

Getting Started with Computers

Physics: Getting Started with Computers

1  Download SPARKvue Software

SPARKvue: PASCO's award-winning data collection and analysis app. Free 60 day trial

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.

Try it for free with very affordable single user and site licenses after your trial concludes.

2  Select Your Wireless Sensors

What do you want to measure? Here are our top recommended wireless sensors for Middle School experiments.

Wireless sensors are rugged, low cost and connect directly* to your Macs and Windows computers & Windows tablets.

*See below for Bluetooth® Smart compatibility with your devices.

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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

PS-3201

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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

PS-3204

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PS-3203
Wireless Pressure Sensor
The Wireless Pressure Sensor collects and streams accurate measurements of gas pressure. Study the Ideal Gas Law, Boyle's Law, human lungs, vapor pressure and more. Also works as a barometer for studying transpiration.
The wireless Pressure Sensor takes accurate and consistent measurements of gas pressure. Study the Ideal Gas Law, Boyle's Law, human lungs, vapor pressure and more. Also works as a barometer for studying transpiration. Stream data wirelessly to computers, tablets, Chromebooks or Smartphones.
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Wireless Pressure Sensor

PS-3203

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PS-3202
Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor
The Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor contains a built-in load cell, 3-axis accelerometer & 3-axis gyro. It is ideal for investigating rotating platforms, moving carts, spring oscillations, collisions, impulse and more.
The Wireless Force Acceleration Sensor contains a built-in load cell, 3-axis accelerometer & 3-axis gyro. It is ideal for investigating rotating platforms, moving carts, spring oscillations, collisions, impulse and more. Investigate Force, acceleration and rotation (individually or simultaneously) and stream data to your computers, tablets, Chromebooks or smartphones.
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PS-3211
Wireless Voltage Sensor
Easily measure voltage and explore electrochemical cells (batteries), Ohm's Law, Series and Parallel Circuits. Stream the data wirelessly to your computers, tablets, Chromebooks and smartphones.
Easily measure voltage and explore electrochemical cells (batteries), Ohm's Law, Series and Parallel Circuits. Stream the data wirelessly to your computers, tablets, Chromebooks and smartphones.
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Wireless Voltage Sensor

PS-3211

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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

PS-3210

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PS-3213
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

3  Add additional measurement

Connect PASPORT Sensors to your computers via USB or 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.

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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-2103A
PASPORT Motion Sensor
The PASPORT Motion Sensor accurately measures position, velocity, and acceleration of a target. Can be used to track the motion of carts, balls, people and more.
The PASPORT Motion Sensor accurately measures position, velocity, and acceleration of a target. Can be used to track the motion of carts, balls, people and more.
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PASPORT Motion Sensor

PS-2103A

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PS-2154A
PASPORT 6-in-1 Weather Sensor
Measures barometric pressure, relative altitude, absolute and relative humidity, dew point, and temperature. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
Measures barometric pressure, relative altitude, absolute and relative humidity, dew point, and temperature. For use with PASPORT Interfaces.
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PASPORT 6-in-1 Weather Sensor

PS-2154A

4  Add a Lab Manual

Middle School Life, Physical and Earth Science manuals available

A total of 50 lab activities covering the fundamental concepts and topics of middle school science. Order one copy per classroom or lab room.

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PS-3850
Middle School Life Science Teacher Guide
Features 13 core lab activities coverign the fundamental concepts of physiology, ecology, plant systems and more
Features 13 core lab activities coverign the fundamental concepts of physiology, ecology, plant systems and more
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PS-3851
Middle School Earth Science Teacher Guide
Features 13 core activities covering the fundamental topics of weather & climate, seismology & topography, soil properties and more.
Features 13 core activities covering the fundamental topics of weather and climate, seismology and topography, soil properties and more.
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PS-3852
Middle School Physical Science Teacher Guide
Features 23 core lab activities that cover the fundamental concepts of Force & Motion, Energy Transfer, Electricity & Circuits, Fluids and more.
Features 23 core lab activities that cover the fundamental concepts of Force and Motion, Energy Transfer, Electricity and Circuits, Fluids and more.
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5  Bluetooth Adapter

No BLE support? No problem. Your computers can still connect to our Bluetooth® Smart devices wirelessly.

Because PCs and older Macs don't natively have Bluetooth Smart (BLE) connectivity, this simple USB adapter installs the drivers necessary to connect your desktops and laptops 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 connect up to three Bluetooth 4 devices such as wireless sensors, Smart Carts, or the AirLink interface.
This adapter allows Chromebooks, Windows computers and older Macs to connect up to three Bluetooth 4 devices such as wireless sensors, Smart Carts, or the AirLink interface.
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USB Bluetooth Adapter

PS-3500

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