Our highly affordable temperature sensors provide unparalleled convenience during any experiment by eliminating the need for manually recorded temperature data. This page contains a comparison chart for PASCO temperature sensors to help you discover what’s possible when you use a modern thermometer.

PASCO Sensor PASCO Interface Purpose
ScienceWorkshop Temperature Sensor 550/850 interfaces or legacy 500/750 interfaces
  • Higher sample rates: maximum depends on the probe
  • General purpose for water/air from freezing to boiling
PASPORT Temperature Sensor Any PASPORT interface, 550, or 850
  • Maximum sample rate 10 Hz
  • General purpose for water/air from freezing to boiling
ScienceWorkshop Quad Temperature Sensor Any PASPORT interface, 550, or 850
  • Use for measuring up to four temperatures at once (different depths in water as it is cooled to freezing)
Wireless Temperature No Interface Required
  • Bluetooth 4.0 required
  • Does not have interchangeable probes
  • General purpose for water/air from freezing to boiling

Temperature probes available for the above sensors:

PASCO Sensor PASCO Interface
Fast Response Temperature Probe
  • Small mass changes temperature quickly
  • For calorimetry
Surface Temperature Probe
  • Attaches to skin or surfaces
Stainless Steel Probe
  • Sturdy for mixing
  • -35°C to +135°C
  • More mass means it changes temperature more slowly
Non-Contact Temperature: Any PASPORT interface, 550, or 850
  • -70°C to 380°C
  • Measure radiation from surfaces without touching
Type-K Temperature: Any PASPORT interface, 550, or 850
  • -200°C to +1,000°C
  • Measure temperature of liquid nitrogen and flames

Additional Resources

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