Wireless Temperature Sensor - PS-3201

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Easy-to-use, rugged (dust proof and water resistant) and with high resolution, the Wireless Temperature Sensor also connects directly to all your devices without the need for an interface.

Overview

This durable, wireless, high-resolution sensor features a stainless steel temperature probe for the most demanding of applications. It can be used in a wide array of experiments and activities as it measures small but significant temperature changes produced by chemical reactions, convection currents, and even skin temperatures.

The Wireless Temperature Sensor can be used anywhere you'd use a digital thermometer, but does so much more to connect students directly to the data in real time.

Students can access instant temperature readings but also continuously monitor, log and plot temperature data in SPARKvue on nearly any connected device.

Note:  The rugged sensor housing/handle is rated for temperatures of -10 ºC to 40 ºC. This means it cannot be subjected to the same extremes as the stainless steel probe. For extremely low or high temperature applications we recommend the Electrode Support to keep the sensor in the proper position during experiments.

Special Features

  • Simplicity: just pair and go, no cables and adapters to manage
  • Variable sampling rate for capturing small fast changes or experiments that run for hours, days, or weeks.
  • Features convenient Bluetooth wireless connectivity and long-lasting coin cell battery
  • Logs temperature data directly onto the sensor for long-term experiments.
  • Dust, dirt and sand proof and water resistant (1 meter for 30 minutes)

Bluetooth 4 Connectivity

Required Software:

PASCO products that use Bluetooth® 4 technology - wireless sensors, smart carts, and the AirLink Interface - require the latest versions of our software. PASCO Capstone 1.10.1 is available for Mac and Windows. SPARKvue 3.0.1 is available for Mac, Windows, iOS, Android and Chromebooks.

Compatibility/System requirements

Any current model Mac, iPad, iPhone, Android tablet or Android phone will support direct connection to PASCO Bluetooth 4 devices. Also, any Windows 10 device w/ Creators Ediction 1703 or later will support direct connection.

All other windows computers/tablets, all Chromebooks and older Macs currently require the PS-3500 USB Bluetooth 4.0 Adapter to connect to PASCO’s Bluetooth 4 devices.

Full compatibility details are available, including compatibility information for older computing devices.

Datalogging

Independent datalogging 

Long term data collection directly on the sensor

In logging mode wireless sensors collect data to their onboard memory for hours, days, weeks or even months at a time without needing to be connected to a computer, tablet, Chromebook or smartphone.

When the experiment is concluded, simply connect the sensor to a device running PASCO software and download all the measurements it recorded.

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Specifications

Range
  • -40ºC to 125ºC
  • Note: This range is for the stainless steel sensor probe. The sensor housing/handle should only be subjected to temperatures of-10º C to 40ºC and long periods at the extremes of this range could impact battery life.
Accuracy
  • ±0.5ºC
Resolution
  • 0.01ºC
Units
  • ºC, K and ºF
Logging
  • Yes
Max sample rate
  • 10 samples/second
Battery
  • Coin Cell
  • Expected battery life of > 1 year
Connectivity
  • Bluetooth® Smart (Bluetooth 4.0)
International Protection Mark
  • IP67
Max wireless range
  • 30 m (unobstructed)

Teacher Guides and Labs

View experiments that can be performed using the Wireless Temperature Sensor (PS-3201). There are 51 experiments available.

Elementary School Teacher Guide (PS-2875D)

3 - Mixing Water

5 - Exploring Temperatures

6 - Hot and Cold

8 - Freezing and Melting Water

12 - Feeling and Measuring Temperature

13 - Cars and Heat

16 - Temperature and Change

22 - Keeping Warm

23 - Heating Land and Water

24 - Chemical Reactions

26 - Dew and Frost

27 - Microclimates

29 - How a Greenhouse Works: Heat

SPARKlabs

Properties of Liquids (SPARKlab)

Middle School Physical Science Teacher Guide (PS-3852)

3 - Conservation of Matter

4 - Energy Transfer

8 - Investigating Solar Energy

15 - Observing Freezing Point Depression

16 - Observing Phase Changes

Physical Science through Inquiry Teacher Guide (PS-2843B)

1 - Scientific Inquiry

4 - Phase Change

23 - Temperature versus Heat

26 - Radiation Energy Transfer

28 - Specific Heat of Sand versus Water

SPARKlabs

Specific Heat (SPARKlab)

Biology through Inquiry Teacher Guide (PS-2870C)

11 - Energy Content of Food

13 - Exploring Microclimates Through Temperature

26 - Regulation of Body Heat*

Chemistry through Inquiry Teacher Guide (PS-2871C)

1 - Scientific Inquiry

11 - Phase Change

14 - Intermolecular Forces

19 - Stoichiometry

24 - Ideal Gas Law

25 - Heats of Reaction and Solution

26 - Hess’s Law

29 - Le Chatelier’s Principle

SPARKlabs

Calorimetry (SPARKlab)

Physics through Inquiry Teacher Guide (PS-2873C)

1 - Scientific Inquiry

22 - Temperature versus Heat

23 - Phase Change

25 - Heat of Fusion

26 - Heat of Vaporization

28 - Absolute Zero

Advanced Biology through Inquiry Teacher Guide (PS-2852)

5 - Cell Size

6 - Homeostasis

17 - Energy Dynamics

Advanced Chemistry Through Inquiry Teacher Guide (PS-2828)

10 - Measuring The Speed Of A Reaction

11 - Energy In Chemical Reactions

Advanced Environmental and Earth Sciences Teacher Guide (PS-2979)

2 - Insolation and the Seasons

9 - Seafloor Spreading and Plate Tectonics

19 - Monitoring Water Quality

Buying Guide

2784419
PS-3500
USB Bluetooth Adapter
1
Required

Windows devices, Chromebooks and older Macs lack native Bluetooth® Smart support and require an adapter to use PASCO wireless products.

All current model Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets or phones support direct connection to PASCO Bluetooth Smart devices and do not require the adapter.

Full compatibility details are available.

USB Bluetooth Adapter   PS-3500
2784441
PS-3504
Coin Cell Battery Pack
1
Consumables
Coin Cell Battery Pack   PS-3504
2784442
PS-3505
Electrode Support
1
Accessories

Use the Electrode Support to keep the Wireless Temperature Sensor in place during experiments.

Electrode Support   PS-3505

Software Required

This product requires or recommends PASCO software for data collection and analysis. Either SPARKvue software or PASCO Capstone software may be used.