Wireless Sensor Products

About The Wireless Product Line

From individual sensors to complete Lab Stations, PASCO is committed to providing students and educators with specialized solutions for their evolving needs. This helpful page compares our Wireless Sensors, Lab Stations, and software to help you determine which solution is right for you.

Wireless Sensors

Our Wireless Sensors utilize hands-on engagement, live data reporting, interactive displays, and in-depth analysis features to immerse students in real-world science. They can be paired with standards-aligned PASCO experiments or integrated into existing curriculum to improve student learning outcomes.

Laboratory staples, such as the Wireless Temperature Sensor and Wireless pH Sensor allow students to automate tedious data collection, giving them more time to observe, document, and analyze experimental concepts. While other sensors, such as the Wireless Spectrometer and Wireless Smart Cart reduce the cost of high-level equipment to make college-level experiments accessible to high school students.

Featured Wireless Sensors

Wireless Temperature Sensor

The Wireless Temperature Sensor is a general-purpose sensor found in many science labs. With a rugged, waterproof design,...

Wireless pH Sensor

Here’s the best tool for measuring pH since litmus paper. The Wireless pH Sensor connects via Bluetooth® to monitor the...

Wireless Spectrometer (VIS)

Measure intensity, absorbance, transmittance across the visible spectrum, and fluorescence at 405nm and 500nm.

Smart Cart (Red)

The Smart Cart is the ultimate tool for your physics lab and includes built-in sensors for measuring force, position, velocity,...

Connectivity and Charging

Our award-winning, Wireless Sensors utilize Bluetooth Low Energy to effortlessly sync with computers, Chromebooks, tablets, and smartphones. Syncing a classroom of PASCO wireless sensors is student-proof, thanks to our patented, proximity-based pairing technology. When students select the Bluetooth button in PASCO's SPARKvue or Capstone software, the wireless sensor closest to them appears first. They can also verify their sensor’s identity by comparing the ID code onscreen to the laser-etched identification code located on the sensor’s base. Together, these innovations enable large classes to quickly and easily connect sensors to their student devices, saving prep time and minimizing distractions.

Our wireless sensors consume minimal power, allowing their batteries to last throughout days or weeks of consecutive use. Most sensors include a charging cable, while others, such as the Wireless Temperature Sensor have a long-lasting, coin-cell battery. In both cases, our designs ensure that a sensor’s battery life doesn’t interfere with your students’ ability to learn.

Charging Stations

Smart Cart Charging Garage

Charge up to five Smart Carts at once. Provides storage for the carts and accessory bumpers. Includes power adapter.

Wireless Sensor Charging Station

This versatile charging station can be configured to fit any size sensor by adding or removing partitions.

Lab Stations

PASCO Lab Stations are the easiest, most affordable way to equip your lab for phenomena-based investigations. From Elementary Science to High School Physics, we offer Lab Stations for every subject and grade level. Plus, every station is dynamically designed to support multiple learning models, including distance learning. Each Lab Station includes printed standards-based labs, corresponding sensors, coding extension activities, and a custom-cut Gratnells case for tidy storage. For more information, check out the comparison chart below or select a Lab Station to view its product page.

PASCO Experiment Library & Curriculum Support


Free Labs From the PASCO Experiment Library

The PASCO Experiment Library contains hundreds of free, standards-aligned labs designed to help you integrate sensor technology into your curriculum. Library searches can be filtered by subject, grade level, or part number, making it quick and easy to find an appropriate lab. Each lab is developed by our team of curriculum specialists and uploaded with modifiable supporting documents for your convenience.

PASCO Resources

Student Handouts, Data Files, and Videos

Labs in the Experiment Library include downloadable resources, such as modifiable Student Handouts containing background information, methods, and analysis questions; preconfigured Capstone data files or SPARKvue journals; and video recordings of the experiment and data collection process. Some experiments, such as those for AP Physics, offer three versions of the same lab, allowing you to choose a guided inquiry, student designed, or structured experiment.

For more information about using the Experiment Library for distance learning, please visit our Distance Learning page.

Accessing Free Teacher Materials from the Experiment Library

In addition to student documents, every lab also includes a pdf of Teacher Materials. These documents generally include a breakdown of the experiment’s learning objectives, suggested prerequisites, a well-defined driving question, teaching tips, as well as pre- and post-lab discussion questions with answers.

To access the Experiment Library’s Teacher Resources, please sign in to your PASCO account or create an account.

Software: SPARKvue or Capstone?


Sparkvue Software Logo

SPARKvue® is our easy-to-use, cross-platform software solution. Intuitively designed with a student focus, SPARKvue is a highly visual learning platform with convenient analysis tools and easy-share features. SPARKvue is for all sciences and grade levels and focuses on ease of use for common data collection, visualization, and analysis tasks. The SPARKvue user experience is consistent across all platforms, allowing students to use computers, laptops, tablets, Chromebooks, and smartphones to collect, visualize, and analyze experimental data anywhere. The SPARKvue app is free for Chromebooks, smartphones, and tablets, while SPARKvue for computers and laptops must be purchased through our website.

Capstone Software Logo

PASCO Capstone™ is our advanced, college-level software solution. It includes powerful analysis tools and advanced features, such as a circuit emulator, signal generator, digital oscilloscope, pre-configured and custom photogate timers, and more. Capstone’s robust capabilities can cause a slightly steeper learning curve but offer greater flexibility for those who require high-level data software. We recommend Capstone for advanced users, especially those in physics or engineering disciplines. Capstone is available for Mac and PC and can be purchased or downloaded as a free trial from our website.

For a more extensive software comparison, please visit our Software Product Guide.

Choosing a Solution That’s Right for You


We suggest comparing individual sensors, Sensor Packs, and Lab Stations based on your school’s needs. If you are looking to add a specific experiment to your curriculum or require class sets of a sensor, then you may consider individual sensors or Sensor Packs. If you are new to sensor technology or would like a complete, subject-specific solution with instructional support, then we recommend using Lab Stations.

Complete Solution: Lab Stations

Lab Stations are the easiest, most efficient way to equip your class for group experiments. Each Lab Station includes printed, standards-based labs, corresponding sensors, coding extension activities, and a custom-cut Gratnells case for tidy storage. From Elementary Science to High School Physics, we offer Lab Stations for every subject and grade level. Plus, every station is dynamically designed to support multiple learning models, including distance learning. For more information, check out the comparison chart below or select a Lab Station to view its product page.

Lab Stations for Distance Learning Models

Lab Stations include everything you need to perform standards-aligned experiments in your classroom, lab, or home. In addition to facilitating hands-on learning, Lab Stations also support hybrid and distance learning models. Each Lab Station includes detailed video recordings of the included experiments, teacher resources, and software data files that can be shared with students. As they watch the video from home, students use the provided data file to follow alongside the experiment. After the video is finished, they can complete their own data analysis and summary using PASCO software.

Solutions by Sensor

If you are looking to incorporate a specific experiment or topic into your course, then we suggest purchasing individual sensors or Sensor Packs. If you are not sure which sensors are required for an experiment, then we suggest searching the Experiment Library for a similar activity. After selecting a similar experiment, you can use the materials list to determine which sensors are required.

Solutions by Subject Area

We’ve organized our most popular Wireless Sensors and Lab Stations by subject area below to help you find the perfect solution for your applications.

Chemistry Sensors
Wireless
Sensors
Colorimeter & Turbidity Conductivity Current Drop Counter
pH Polarimeter Pressure Spectrometer (VIS)
Temperature Temperature Sensor Link Voltage
Chemistry Lab Stations
Starter
Lab Station
pH Sensor Pressure Sensor Temperature Sensor Molecular Models
Periodic Trends Cards Periodic Table Spectrum Cards Gratnells Case
Printed Manual Distance Learning Videos Distance Learning Data Files Coding Extension Activities
Extension
Lab Station
Colorimeter & Turbidity Sensor Conductivity Sensor Drop Counter Voltage Sensor
Condenser Electrode Support Gratnells Foam Insert
Physics Sensors
Wireless
Sensors
Smart Cart (Red) Smart Cart (Blue) Motion Smart Gate
Rotary Motion Voltage Current 3-Axis Accelerometer
Magnetic Field Force Temperature Sound
Pressure Light Current Module Load Cell
Physics Lab Stations
Starter
Lab Station
Current Sensor Force Sensor Motion Sensor Voltage Sensor
Gratnells Case Printed Manual Distance Learning Videos + Data Files Coding Extension Activities
Extension
Lab Station
Acceleration/Altimeter Sensor Magnetic Field Sensor Rotary Motion Sensor Smart Gate
Sound Sensor Gratnells Foam Insert
Biology Sensors
Wireless
Sensors
Carbon Dioxide Optical Dissolved Oxygen Spectrometer (VIS) Weather with GPS
Colorimeter & Turbidity Oxygen Gas pH Temperature
Pressure Hand-Grip Heart Rate Blood Pressure Sensor w/ Cuff Exercise Heart Rate
Biology Lab Stations
Starter
Lab Station
Temperature Sensor Pressure Sensor pH Sensor Carbon Dioxide Sensor
Gratnells Case Printed Manual Distance Learning Videos + Data Files Coding Extension Activities
Extension
Lab Station
Optical Dissolved Oxygen Sensor Colorimeter & Turbidity Sensor Conductivity Sensor EcoChamber
Gratnells Foam Insert
Agricultural Science Sensors
Wireless
Sensors
Weather with GPS Optical Dissolved Oxygen Carbon Dioxide Colorimeter & Turbidity
Conductivity Oxygen Gas pH Temperature
Pressure EcoZone System Weather Vane ORP Probe
Agricultural Science Lab Stations
Starter
Lab Station
Temperature Sensor pH Sensor Carbon Dioxide Sensor Conductivity Sensor
Colorimeter & Turbidity Sensor Printed Manual Distance Learning Videos Distance Learning Data Files
Coding Extension Activities Gratnells Case
Extension
Lab Station
Weather with GPS Weather Vane Optical Dissolved Oxygen EcoZone System
Gratnells Foam Insert
Middle School Science Sensors
Wireless
Sensors
pH Temperature Weather with GPS Weather Vane
Light Motion Sound Force
Carbon Dioxide Oxygen EcoZone System Exercise Heart Rate
Middle School Science Lab Stations
Starter
Lab Station
Temperature Sensor Light Sensor pH Sensor Motion Sensor
Printed Manual Distance Learning Videos & Files Coding Extension Activities Gratnells Case
Extension
Lab Station
Weather with GPS Sensor Carbon Dioxide Sensor Sound Sensor Force Sensor
Gratnells Foam Insert
Elementary Science Sensors
Wireless
Sensors
pH Temperature Motion Light
Sound Force Weather with GPS Weather Vane
Elementary Science Lab Stations
Starter
Lab Station
Temperature Sensor Light Sensor Motion Sensor Printed Manual
Gratnells Case Distance Learning Videos Distance Learning Data Files Coding Extension Activities
Extension
Lab Station
Weather with GPS Sound Sensor Gratnells Foam Insert

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Additional Resources

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