PASCO offers complete solutions to increase science literacy (and test scores) with opportunities to explore real-life phenomena, while developing the concepts and applying the science and engineering practices (3D). PASCO also offers solutions to integrate computational thinking and coding with content for your science classroom.

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College / Physics

Induction: Magnet through a Coil

The purpose of this experiment is to examine Faraday’s Law of Induction. A magnet will be dropped through a coil and the voltage across the...

College / Physics

Magnetic Field Mapping

The purpose of this experiment is to help visualize the magnetic field by using small compasses to trace magnetic field lines for a dipole, a...

College / Physics

General Properties of Diodes

The purpose of this experiment is to investigate the characteristic curves (I vs. V) of various types of diodes and to determine their “turn-on”...

College / Physics

RC Circuit

The manner by which the voltage on a capacitor decreases is studied. The half-life for the decay is measured directly and also calculated using...

College / Physics

Kirchhoff’s Circuit Laws

Kirchhoff’s Junction Rule and Loop Rule form the basis of all circuit analysis. Here we verify the laws for a resistive circuit.

College / Physics

Series and Parallel Circuits

Series/Parallel circuits are reduced to an equivalent resistance and that resistance is verified by measuring the total current and total voltage....

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Explore GIS Day with ArcGIS Mapping and SPARKvue
Biology • Earth Science • Environmental Science

Explore GIS Day with ArcGIS Mapping and SPARKvue

November 18, 2020 is international GIS Day! There are tons of freely accessible GIS Day resources, many of which are designed to teach students about GIS technology and its role in their everyday lives.

Celebrate Mole Day with Chemistry Demos!
Chemistry

Celebrate Mole Day with Chemistry Demos!

October 23rd is Mole Day! Celebrated annually from 6:02 am to 6:02 pm by chemistry educators, students and enthusiasts around the globe, Mole Day commemorates Avogadro’s Number. Every chemistry educator has had students ask, “What is a mole?

Physics Education Publishes Rave Review of the Wireless Smart Gate
Physics

Physics Education Publishes Rave Review of the Wireless Smart Gate

PASCO’s Wireless Smart Gate recently received a rave review by John Kinchin in the September issue of Physics Education.

PASCO Heads Outdoors with Headwaters Science Institute
Biology • Chemistry • Earth Science • Environmental Science

PASCO Heads Outdoors with Headwaters Science Institute

Headwaters works with students throughout California and Nevada, providing science camps, research programs, and even bringing them to field sites near their school.

Block Based Coding
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Block Based Coding

Introducing students to coding at an early age can have a lasting effect on their aptitude for computer science. Beginning around eight years old, or as soon as they are literate, young learners can begin using block coding.

We Have Lift-Off! Dan Burns Brings Space Exploration to the Scouts
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We Have Lift-Off! Dan Burns Brings Space Exploration to the Scouts

I have been an adult volunteer for the Boy Scouts of America since 2007. After my son earned the Eagle Scout rank and aged out of Scouting, I stayed involved to teach the Space Exploration merit badge class.