IB Science Lab Manuals

IB Science & Inquiry-Based Learning

PASCO designs and manufactures reliable equipment and labs for use in IB schools. We support teachers, lab staff, and students with a wealth of information about using our experiments and sensors for data collection and analysis in IB courses.

The Extended Essay

When students perform hands-on, self-directed research using PASCO sensors, they have reliable, easy-to-to-use equipment to support their work.

Group 4 Project

As students participate in this collaborative and interdisciplinary exercise, PASCO technologies give them the opportunity to explore scientific solutions to global questions.

Our equipment enables students to collect accurate data quickly, while our software provides them with all the tools they need to analyze and summarize their findings. With PASCO, students can confidently perform accurate, real-world science investigations from start to finish.

Ridley IB Students explore physics (Group 4 Project) using PASCO equipment

PASCO's Advanced Science Lab Manuals for IB Physics, Chemistry, and Biology

Each lab includes the following teacher resources:

  • Pre-lab discussion and questions
  • Procedural overview
  • Teacher tips
  • Sample data
  • Assessment and synthesis questions
  • Extended inquiry suggestions

IB Physics: Advanced Physics 1 Lab Manual & Equipment Kits

Advanced Physics 1
Lab Experiments (PS-3812)
Equipment Kit (PS-3813) Equipment Kit (PS-3813)
& Expansion Kit PS-3814
IB® Standards
1 Graphical Analys: Motion 2.1
2 Newton's Second Law 2.2
3 Atwood's Machine 2.2
4 Coefficients of Friction 2.2
5 Two Dimensional Motion: Projectiles 1.3, 2.1
6 Conservation of Mechanical Energy 2.3
7 Work and Kinetic Energy 2.3
8 Conservation of Momentum 2.4
9 Momentum and Impulse 2.4
10 Rotational Dynamics B.1
11 Rotational Statics B.1
12 Periodic Motion: Mass and Spring 4.1, 9.1
13 Simple Pendulum 4.1, 9.1
14 Resonance and Standing Waves 4.5, B.4
15 DC Circuits 5.1, 5.2

To learn more about PASCO's IB Science & inquiry-based learning solutions, please contact a PASCO Education Specialist or phone 1-916-786-3800 to speak with a representative.

IB Physics: Advanced Physics 2 Lab Manual & Equipment Kits

Advanced Physics 2
Lab Experiments (PS-3815)
Equipment Kit (PS-3816) Equipment Kit (PS-3816)
& Expansion Kit (PS-3817)
IB® Standards
1 Hydrostatic Pressure B.3
2 Buoyant Force B.3
3 Fluid Dynamics B.3
4 Boyle's Law 3.2
5 Spherical Mirror Reflection C.1
6 Snell's Law 4.4
7 Focal Length of a Converging Lens C.1
8 Interference and Diffraction 4.4, 9.2, 9.3
9 Electric Field Mapping 5.1, 10.1
10 Magnetic Fields 5.4
11 Magnetic Field Strength 5.4
12 Electromagnetic Induction 11.1
13 Capacitor Fundamentals 11.3
14 Series and Parallel Capacitors 11.3
15 RC Circuits 11.3
16 Planck's Constant 12.1

To learn more about PASCO's IB Science & inquiry-based learning solutions, please contact a PASCO Education Specialist or phone 1-916-786-3800 to speak with a representative.

IB Chemistry: Advanced Chemistry Lab Manual & Equipment Kits

Advanced Chemistry
Lab Experiments (PS-2828A)
Starter Bundle (PS-3302) Starter Bundle (PS-3302)
& Extension Bundle (PS-3303B)
IB® Standards
1 Analysis of Food Dyes in Sports Drinks 1.5; A.8
2 Investigating the Copper Content of Brass 1.2; 1.5; A.8
3 How Hard is Your Tap Water? 1.4
4 How Much Acid is in Your Fruit Juice? 18.1; 18.4
5 Separating Food Dyes Using Chromatography 4.3
6 A Chemistry Mystery: Name That Unknown! 4.3; 4.5
7 Stoichiometry in Solutions 1.5
8 Percentage of H₂O₂ in Your Drugstore Hydrogen Peroxide 9.1; 9.2; 19.1
9 Investigating Physical and Chemical Changes of Matter 4.5
10 What Does Acid Rain Do To Coral Reefs? 6.1; A.8
11A Kinetics of Crystal Violet Fading (Colorimeter) 6.1; 16.1; 16.3
11B Kinetics of Crystal Violet Fading (Spectrometer) 6.1; 16.1; 16.3
12 Building a Better Hand Warmer 5.1; 5.2; 5.3; 15.1
13 Applications of Le Chatelier's Principle 7.1; 7.2; 17.2; A.8
14 Investigation of Acid-Base Titrations 18.1; 18.4
15 Introduction to Buffers 18.2
16 Evaluation of Lemonade as a Buffer 18.2

To learn more about PASCO's IB Science & inquiry-based learning solutions, please contact a PASCO Education Specialist or phone 1-916-786-3800 to speak with a representative.

IB Biology: Advanced Biology Lab Manual & Equipment Kits

Advanced Biology
Lab Experiments (PS-2852)
Starter Bundle (PS-7614) Starter Bundle (PS-7614)
& Extension Bundle (PS-7615B)
IB® Standards
1A Enzyme Activity 2.5
1B Enzyme Activity* 2.5
1C Enzyme Activity** 2.5
2 Diffusion 1.4, 10.3
3 Osmosis 1.4
4 Plasmolysis 1.4
5 Cell Size 1.1
6 Homeostasis N/A
7 Cellular Respiration 2.8
8 Photosynthesis 2.9
9 Plant Pigments** 2.9
10 Transpiration 9.1
11 Mitosis No Sensors Required 1.6
12 Meiosis No Sensors Required 3.3, 10.1
13 Energy Dynamics 4.2
14 Artificial Selection No Sensors Required N/A
15 BLAST Bioinformatics No Sensors Required 3.1, B.5
16 Population Genetics No Sensors Required 10.3
17 Mathematical Modeling of Evolution No Sensors Required 10.3
18 Animal Behavior No Sensors Required A.4

* Requires Wireless Oxygen Gas Sensor, sold separately
** Requires Wireless Spectrometer, sold separately


To learn more about PASCO's IB Science & inquiry-based learning solutions, please contact a PASCO Education Specialist or phone 1-916-786-3800 to speak with a representative.