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Physics

Getting Started with Android phones and tablets

Physics: Getting Started with Andriod

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  Select Your Wireless Sensors

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

Wireless sensors and Smart Carts are rugged, low cost and connect directly* to your Android tablets and smart phones via Bluetooth® Smart.

*See below for compatibility information

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ME-1240
Smart Cart (Red)
The New Smart Cart is the ultimate tool for your physics lab with built-in sensors that measure force, position, velocity, and 6 degrees of freedom in acceleration.
The New Smart Cart is the ultimate tool for your physics lab with built-in sensors that measure force, position, velocity, and 6 degrees of freedom in acceleration.
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Smart Cart (Red)

ME-1240

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ME-1241
Smart Cart (Blue)
The New Smart Cart is the ultimate tool for your physics lab with built-in sensors that measure force, position, velocity, and 6 degrees of freedom in acceleration.
The New Smart Cart (Blue) is the ultimate tool for your physics lab with built-in sensors that measure force, position, velocity, and 6 degrees of freedom in acceleration.
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Smart Cart (Blue)

ME-1241

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PS-3212
Wireless Current Sensor
Has a very wide range with high speed sampling available. Ideal for understanding circuits and current flow. Stream the data wirelessly to your computers, tablets, Chromebooks and smartphones.
Has a very wide range with high speed sampling available. Ideal for understanding circuits and current flow. Stream the data wirelessly to your computers, tablets, Chromebooks and smartphones.
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Wireless Current Sensor

PS-3212

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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-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-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-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 measurements

Connect PASPORT Sensors to your Android devices via Bluetooth or USB 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-2180
Smart Gate
Photogate that can be connected to any PASPORT interface, has auxiliary port to daisy chain gates, double beams for accurate speed measurement, and a special photogate tape slot.
Photogate that can be connected to any PASPORT interface, has auxiliary port to daisy chain gates, double beams for accurate speed measurement, and a special photogate tape slot.
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Smart Gate

PS-2180

4  Add the Lab Manual

High School, and AP 1 and AP 2 manuals available

Each guide contains challenging, standards-based, editable lab activities that include inquiry extensions along with 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-2873C
Physics through Inquiry Teacher Guide
Features over 30 inquiry based labs covering the core topic areas of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, thermodynamics and more.
Features over 30 inquiry based labs covering the core topic areas of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, thermodynamics and more.
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PS-2848
Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 1 Teacher Guide
Teacher guide featuring 15 labs designed for Advanced Placement Physics 1.
Teacher guide featuring 15 labs designed for Advanced Placement Physics 1.
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PS-2849
Advanced Physics Through Inquiry 2 Teacher Guide
Teacher guide featuring labs designed for Advanced Placement Physics 2.
Teacher guide featuring labs designed for Advanced Placement Physics 2.
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5  Compatibility

Check your Android tablet and phone compatibility

Android 4.3 and later supports the Bluetooth® Smart connectivity used by our new wireless sensors and AirLink interface. Full compatibility details are also available.

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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.