This Starter Lab Station includes the wireless temperature, motion, light, and pH sensors used to perform key lab activities from the Essential Middle School Science Lab Manual.
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The Middle School Science Starter Lab Station makes it easy and affordable to begin using sensor-based technology in your middle school science classroom or support learning from from home. Inside the Starter Lab Station are the wireless sensors used to perform six activities from the Essential Middle School Science Lab Manual. Available separately is the Middle School Science Extension Lab Station (PS-3313) which, when combined with the Middle School Science Starter Lab Station, comprises all the wireless sensors used to perform the 10 included labs inside the Essential Middle School Science Lab Manual. Once comfortable, you can explore our growing set of over 75 middle school labs in our online experiment library!
Components of the Starter Lab Station
Wireless Sensors: PASCO's rugged, low-cost wireless sensors connect directly to computers, Chromebooks, tablets, and mobile devices to allow students to quickly collect data, leaving more time for analyzing and interpreting data. This lab station includes:
- 1x Wireless Motion Sensor (PS-3219)
- 1x Wireless Temperature Sensor (PS-3201)
- 1x Wireless Light Sensor (PS-3213)
- 1x Wireless pH Sensor (PS-3204)
Gratnells Storage Tray: Every Starter Lab Station includes a Gratnells storage tray with a custom insert designed to securely fit each sensor and accessory. These trays provide a convenient and well-ordered storage solution for any classroom, while also making transportation between classrooms effortless. The custom storage insert also includes spaces for each complementary sensor from the Middle School Science Extension Lab Station, which can be purchased separately.
Digital Access to Lab Activities: Included with the starter lab station is digital access to PASCO's Essential Middle School Science Lab Manual.
Printed Samples of Student Handouts: The 10 lab activity handouts from Essential Middle School Science Lab Manual are printed, bound in a booklet, and included in the lab station for your convenience.
Distance Learning Resources: The 10 labs found in the Printed Samples Booklet also include digital resources to support distance learning for students working at home. These resources include live video recordings of data collection and sample data files that students can use to perform their own analyses.
The Essential Middle School Science Lab Manual includes 10 lab activities that integrate PASCO sensors and equipment for an engaging year of middle school science teaching. The combined Middle School Science Starter Lab Station (PS-3312) and Middle School Science Extension Lab Station (PS-3313) comprise the sensors used to perform all 10 labs.
|Lab||Title||Starter Lab Station
|Extension Lab Station
|2||Humidity and Dew Point||•|
|3||Night and Day||•|
|4||Seasons and Temperature||•|
|6||Introduction to Acids and Bases||•|
|8||Acid Rain and Weathering||•|
|9||Forces and Interactions||•|
|10||Waves and Energy||•|
This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »
This product can connect directly to your computer or device with the following technologies. No Interface required. See the following guide for details regarding device compatibility: Wireless Bluetooth Product Compatibility »
|NewMiddle School Science Extension Lab Station||PS-3313||$578|
|NewEssential Middle School Science Teacher Lab Manual||PS-6332||$41|
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|Gratnells Rolling Cart (3-column)||EP-3575||$627|
Experiment Library Collections
These investigations and activities integrate Blocky coding and the Blocky coding environment embedded within PASCO's Capstone and SPARKvue software. They span from basic to advanced coding strategies, and include coding activities that use sensor-based data as input. You may preview and download Blockly activities, view materials lists, and access the Teacher Resources by creating or signing in to a PASCO account.View Collection
The following list of activities are from PASCO's Essential Middle School Science Teacher Lab Manual, which covers physical, life, and environmental sciences. You may preview and download editable student handouts as well as the complete Teacher Lab Manual. Teacher resources files, including sample data and answer keys, can be accessed by signing in to or creating a PASCO account.View Collection
|Wireless Light Sensor Manual||English - 536.18 KB|
|Wireless Motion Sensor Manual||English - 1.19 MB|
|Wireless pH Sensor Reference Guide||English - 738.76 KB|
|Wireless Temperature Sensor Reference Guide||English - 450.16 KB|
|Wireless pH sensor KCl solution||English - 404.70 KB|