Overview

Designed from the ground up for 21st century science discovery.

SPARK Science Learning System is an all-in-one mobile device that seamlessly integrates the power of probeware with inquiry-based content and assessment. With its large, full-color display, finger-touch navigation and completely intuitive data collection and analysis capabilities, SPARK completely redefines the concept of easy-to-use--so the focus remains on the learning of science.

  • Full color, large screen for easy viewing
  • Finger-touch navigation--no stylus, ever!
  • Simple two-button design
  • Temperature and voltage sensors included
  • More than 60 free guided inquiry SPARKlabs pre-installed

SPARK is designed to become the center of your school's discovery-based science learning environment, providing both teacher and student the embedded support for exploring scientific concepts.

The SPARK Science Learning System includes more than 60 free pre-installed SPARKlabs™--standards-based guided inquiry labs in a unique electronic notebook format. These SPARKlabs completely integrate background content, data collection and analysis, even assessment--all within the same environment. Students no longer need to navigate to a separate file for instructions or even refer to paper manuals. Everything you and your students need is right there in context.

Version 1.4.1 Now Available.

Designed for Learning

  • More than 60 free inquiry-based SPARKlabs pre-installed
    • Completely integrate content with data collection, analysis and assessment
  • Intuitive icon-based navigation keeps the focus on the learning, not the tool
    • Easy to learn and easy to remember
  • Enables multiple modes of discovery -- from guided inquiry to open-ended exploration
  • Convenient annotation, snapshot, and journaling features support peer dialogue, classroom presentations and assessment

Data collection & display

  • Periodic sampling
  • Manual sampling
  • Graph
  • Digits
  • Meter
  • Tables
  • Multiple representations on one screen

Analysis tools

  • Prediction tool
  • Smart tool (coordinates and deltas)
  • Scale-to-fit
  • Zoom
  • Annotation
  • Slope tool
  • Statistics
  • Curve fits

Collaboration & Assessment

  • Text annotation at the click of an icon
  • Integrated assessment opportunities within each SPARKlab
  • Snapshot feature allows students to capture any moment in time and build a journal
  • Share journal images or turn in for grading

Includes

  • SPARK handheld
  • Fast response temperature sensor
  • Voltage sensor
  • Power adapter
  • Specifications

    Sensor Ports
    • 4 sensor ports total
    • 2 PASPORT universal ports for use with most PASPORT Sensors
    • 2 dedicated ports (1 temperature, 1 voltage)
    Display
    • 640 x 480 resolution touch screen LCD with active matrix technology
    On-board memory
    • 2 GB flash memory
    Weight
    • 21 oz (595 g)
    Dimensions
    • 6.7 x 5.5 x 1.7 inches (17 x 14 x 4.5 cm)
    Display size
    • 5.7” (14.5 cm) diagonal
    USB connectivity
    • 2 USB ports (1 USB standard-A, 1 USB mini-A/B)
    Power
    • Battery or AC (AC adapter included)
    Battery
    • Rechargeable, high-capacity Lithium Polymer
    • 4-8 hours under normal classroom usage

    Accessories

    55766
    PS-2528
    USB Connection Cable
    1
    57880
    PS-2570
    SPARK Charging Station
    1
    1357773
    PS-2343
    USB Camera Microscope
    1
    Product Name Part Number Price Qty. Select
    USB Connection Cable   PS-2528
    SPARK Charging Station   PS-2570
    USB Camera Microscope   PS-2343

    Replacement Parts

    53857
    PS-2135
    PASPORT Fast Response Temperature Probe (3 pack)
    55765
    PS-2165
    PASPORT Voltage Probe
    1
    487278
    PS-2569
    Replacement Battery, Rechargeable LiPoly 3.7V 2500mAh
    Product Name Part Number Price Qty. Select
    PASPORT Fast Response Temperature Probe (3 pack)   PS-2135
    PASPORT Voltage Probe   PS-2165
    Replacement Battery, Rechargeable LiPoly 3.7V 2500mAh   PS-2569