Monitors the motion of objects passing through its gate, counting events as the object breaks the infrared beam.
- 1x Photogate Head with cable
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The Photogate Head monitors the motion of objects passing through its gate, counting events as the object breaks the infrared beam.
Includes a swivel mount to attach to a photogate stand. It does not include the heavy base and standard rod of the Accessory Photogate (ME-9204B). Can be used with ScienceWorkshop interfaces or with PASPORT interfaces using Digital Adapter (PS-2159).
- Conduct basic motion experiments
- Measure acceleration of freefall
- Measure pendulum periods
- 1x Photogate Head with cable
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD!
Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
|Photogate Width||7.5 cm|
|Fall Time||< 50 ns|
|Spatial Resolution||< 1 mm|
|Timing Resolution||0.1 millisecond|
|Connector||Stereo phone plug|
This product requires PASCO software for data collection and analysis. We recommend the following option(s). For more information on which is right for your classroom, see our Software Comparison: SPARKvue vs. Capstone »
This product requires a PASCO Interface to connect to your computer or device. We recommend the following option(s). For a breakdown of features, capabilities, and additional options, see our Interface Comparison Guide »
Dedicated Datalogging with SPARK LXi
Consider an all-in-one, touchscreen data collection, graphing, and analysis tool for students. Designed for use with wired and wireless sensors, the SPARK LXi Datalogger simultaneously accommodates up to five wireless sensors and includes two ports for blue PASPORT sensors. It features an interactive, icon-based user interface within a shock-absorbing case and arrives packaged with SPARKvue, MatchGraph!, and Spectrometry software for interactive data collection and analysis. It can additionally connect via Bluetooth to the following interfaces: AirLink, SPARKlink Air, and 550 Universal Interface.
|Parts Available Separately||P/N||Price|
|Phone Jack Extender Cable||PI-8117||$21|
Photogates, fences, and timers are a staple of every physics lab. We’ve developed two standalone photogates, as well as two software-dependent options with varying capabilities and applications. This page compares our products’ functions, applications, and connectivity to help you select the perfect fit for your lab.
Perform the following experiments and more with the Photogate Head.
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Using an Atwood’s Machine, a photogate is used to measure the velocity of both masses as one moves up and the other moves down. The slope of the graph of velocity vs. time is the acceleration of the system and compensation is...
The purpose of this experiment is to predict the horizontal range of a projectile shot from various heights and angles. In addition, students will compare the time of flight for projectiles shot horizontally at different muzzle...
Coefficients of static friction and kinetic friction are determined for a block connected by a string over a pulley to a hanging mass.
In this lab, students will measure a cart's average speed between photogates to observe the difference between instantaneous and average speed.
In this lab, students generate velocity vs. time graph for a picket fence free-falling through a Photogate. Then, students will use their graphs to determine the acceleration due to gravity.
In a study of an Atwood’s Machine apparatus, a photogate is used to measure the velocity of both hanging masses as one moves up and the other moves down. The slope of the graph of velocity vs. time is the acceleration of the...