SPARKvue Software


Award-winning, cross-platform data collection and analysis software for your computers, Chromebooks, tablets and smartphones.

Free Apps

The full version of SPARKvue is completely free for iPads®, iPhones®, Android® tablets and phones, and Chromebooks™. There is a free 60 day trial for Windows® and Mac® computers with very affordable single user and site licenses after that.

Download a free 60 day trial of SPARKvue software for WIndows® or Mac® computers. See below for pricing of the licensed software for computers.




SPARKvue is our award-winning science learning application that 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, with opportunities for student reflection using journal snapshots of work as well as written observations – all with the touch of a finger.

SPARKvue is available as a free app for Chromebooks, iOS, and Android can be downloaded as a free 60-day trial for Windows and Mac computers. The user experience and features are the same regardless of platform.


Constant Improvement

Your one time purchase of a license or download of the app includes free updates. SPARKvue software is constantly being refined with additional features, streamlined processes, and support for innovative new products added. Much of that improvement comes directly from feedback provided by educators. If there is something you would like to see in the next version of SPARKvue, we want to hear from you. 

New to SPARKvue? Give it a try today, completely risk free.

Already using SPARKvue? Update your existing SPARKvue software to the latest released version to get the benefits of our most recent improvements, which are highlighted in this short video.



Mac/Windows Computers or Windows tablets:

  • One time single user or site license fee. No additional costs and free upgrades that continue to improve the software.
  • Free 60 day trial that is completely risk free.

Mobile devices:

  • Free apps for iOS, Android, and Chromebooks
  • The same UI and functionality across ALL platforms.


  • Enables multiple modes of discovery -- from guided inquiry to open-ended exploration
  • Intuitive icon-based navigation keeps the focus on the learning, not the software.
  • Provides real-time, quantitative measurement and analysis with the PASPORT line of sensors.
  • Built-in predictions, annotation tools, snapshot capability, and an electronic journal.
  • Display data in multiple simultaneous representations, including graphs, tables, digital displays, and analog meters.
  • Optimized for touchscreens
  • Access to a library of over 80 interactive SPARKlabs  
  • Access to over 2000 lab and config files from our Digital Library (January 2018)

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

Get Connected

Wireless Connectivity

SPARKvue allows you to connect directly to our growing line of powerful, low-cost Wireless Sensors as well as our revolutionary Smart Carts - dynamics carts with built in sensors for position, velocity, acceleration (3 axis and resultant), force and rotational motion.

And our Wireless Sensors also feature our exclusive Logging Mode. Data for long term experiments can be collected directly on the sensor and then uploaded to your devices. Collect data for days or even weeks to show long term trends.

Have existing PASPORT sensors? Any of the more than 80 PASPORT sensors can be made wireless as well with the new low cost AirLink interface which can connect by USB or Bluetooth® 4.

Across Platforms and Technologies

PASCO understands the need for flexibility, which is why SPARKvue supports Windows®, Mac®, and netbook computers, as well as Chromebook, iPad®, and Android™ tablets. Plus, full-featured SPARKvue apps for iPad, Android, and ChromeBook are now FREE and can be downloaded at the App Store, Google Play, and the Chrome Web Store.

Need a dedicated device for your science lab? Check out our SPARK LX and SPARK LXi dataloggers.

SPARKvue offers the same user experience regardless of your technology platform and is the only ChromeBook App on the market that allows for direct data collection on a ChromeBook device. And all of our sensors can be connected on any platform.


SPARKvue Site License

SPARKvue Site License

PS-2400   - 

Generous Site License includes rights to install SPARKvue on all computers on your school campus or university department.  One time cost with free updates.

SPARKvue Site License Digital Download

SPARKvue Site License Digital Download

PS-2400-DIG   - 

Digital Download version of the Site License. Includes rights to install SPARKvue on all computers on your school campus or university department. One time cost with free updates.

SPARKvue Single User License

SPARKvue Single User License

PS-2401   - 

Single User License includes rights to install SPARKvue on one computer.  One time cost with free updates.

SPARKvue Single User License Digital Download

SPARKvue Single User License Digital Download

PS-2401-DIG   - 

Digital Download version of the Single User License. Includes rights to install SPARKvue on all computers on your school campus or university department. One time cost with free updates.


To see details and a full list of accolades that SPARKvue Software and other innovative PASCO products have received, visit our Awards page.


System Requirements

Minimum System Requirements for SPARKvue
  • 7 (minimum SP1) or higher
  • OS X 10.10 or later
  • 1GHz or faster for Windows, An Intel Core 2 Duo, Core i3, Core i5, Core i7 or Xeon Processor for Macs
  • 2GB or greater
  • 1024 X 768 or greater
Disk Space
  • Mac: 200 MB Free Disk Space (Application Bundle)

  • Windows: 435 MB Free Disk Space (255 MB for SPARKvue, 74 MB for Common Files, and 105 MB for Experiments)
  • At least one free port if using USB connected device
Bluetooth Classic
  • Bluetooth capability if using PASCO Bluetooth classic devices 
Bluetooth Smart

See Wireless Product Compatibility if using PASCO Bluetooth Smart devices

Please contact Teacher Support if you have any issues with download or installation

License Information

Single License authorizes installation and use of the Media on a single computer. A Site License authorizes the installation and use of the Media on every computer located at a single K-12 institution campus, or every computer of a single department at a college or university. In addition, the Site License entitles you to install the Media on computers owned and used by active faculty and staff, and on computers owned and used by students enrolled and physically attending class on the campus.  Read the Full License Information for SPARKvue

29 Supported Languages

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • Chinese (traditional)
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Finnish
  • French (Canada)
  • French (France)
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Kazakh
  • Korean
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Portuguese (Portugal)
  • Russian
  • Slovak
  • Spanish (Latin America)
  • Spanish (Mexico)
  • Spanish (Spain)
  • Swedish
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese