ScienceWorkshop Sensors

PASCO's original line of sensors.

What ScienceWorkshop sensors offer:

  • These sensors output a voltage, which is calibrated to correspond to the measurement. 
  • Perfect for teaching about sensing elements or for incorporating into student circuits
  • The digital sensors provide unmatched accuracy and precision
  • The sample rates can be up to 10 MHz depending on the interface used.

Compatibility

  • Direct connection to the high speed analog inputs or the digital inputs of the 550 and 850 Universal Interfaces
  • Direct connection to legacy ScienceWorkshop interfaces such as the 500 or 750.
  • Can be used with PASPORT interfaces with the proper adapter though performance may be impacted.

Analog ScienceWorkshop sensors

Sensors having an 8-pin or 5-pin DIN connector. They offer the highest possible sampling rates and output a voltage which can be used to explore their functionality.

Current Sensor

(CI-6556)

Determines the current through the sensor by measuring the voltage across the internal resistor.

Force Sensor

(CI-6537)

Designed to measure both pulling and pushing forces allowing labs from cart collisions to tug-of-war.

Economy Force Sensor

(CI-6746)

Designed to measure both pulling and pushing forces allowing labs from cart collisions to tug-of-war. ScienceWorkshop version.

Light Sensor

(CI-6504A)

Allows measurement of relativity light intensity.

High-Sensitivity Light Sensor

(CI-6604)

Designed for experiments involving low light level conditions. ScienceWorkshop version.

Magnetic Field Sensor

(CI-6520A)

Designed to measure magnetic field with three selectable ranges of +-1000 gauss.

Pressure Sensor (Absolute)

(CI-6532A)

Measures the gas pressure in a closed or open system (container or atmospheric pressure).

Sound Sensor

(CI-6506B)

Allows measurement of relative intensity of sound.

Temperature Sensor

(CI-6605A)

Used for measuring the temperature of liquids, air, and other materials. ScienceWorkshop Version.

Voltage Probes

These probes provide a simple connection between a Universal Interface and an electronic circuit.

Digital Science Workshop sensors

ScienceWorkshop sensors having one or two 1/4" stereo phone plugs. They provide a high level of accuracy and feature such physics and engineering staples as our Photogates and Rotary Motion Sensor.

Photogate Head

(ME-9498A)

Monitors the motion of objects passing through its gate, counting events as the object breaks the infrared beam. For use with PASPORT and ScienceWorkshop Interfaces.

Rotary Motion Sensor

(CI-6538)

Allows students to measure angular velocity, acceleration, centripetal forces, and other full range of motion experiments.

Motion Sensor II

(CI-6742A)

Accurately measures position, velocity, and acceleration of a target. ScienceWorkshop version.

G-M Tube/Power Supply

(SN-7927A)

A Geiger-Muller probe that senses alpha, beta and gamma radiation.

Freefall Adapter

(ME-9207B)

This adapter is an auto release mechanism that works with Photogate Timers, Smart Timer, and ScienceWorkshop Interfaces.

Time-of-Flight Accessory

(ME-6810)

Use with a Photogate to capture time of flight data. Timing starts when object passes through photogate and stops when object impacts this landing pad. For use with PASPORT and ScienceWorkshop Interfaces.