Only PASCO allows students to construct an endless array of structures and measure forces on them in real time.
Trusses, bridges, roller coasters, cranes, booms, human models and much more can all be quickly built and analyzed. Far more advanced than toothpick models and much more hands-on than computer simulations, PASCO Structures are ideal for real-world design.
And the ease of use of PASCO Structures Systems allows students to quickly build, test and then redesign their structures quickly and efficiently which supports the engineering process.
Designing and building structures is simple and easy.
I-beams fit into connectors and are secured with thumb screws.
Load Cells measure the compression and tension…
…and may be placed anywhere in your structure.
Load Cells are then plugged into a Load Cell Amplifier which connects to a PASCO interface which is connected by USB or Bluetooth to a device running PASCO software.
PASCO software then allows students to view a graph of the forces in real-time and analyze the resulting data with a suite of powerful tools. PASCO Capstone runs on Mac or Windows Computers. SPARKvue software runs on computers, iPads, Android tablets, or Chromebooks.