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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Middle School / STEM

Blockly Extension: pH

In this activity, students create a Blockly program that displays a solution's pH alongside a text description of the solution (base, acid, or...

Middle School / STEM

Blockly Extension: Chemical Reactions

In this activity, students develop a Blockly program that determines whether a chemical change is occurring using temperature readings.

High School / Physics

Transistor as an Amplifier

Students investigate the properties of a transistor with current and voltage sensors. They use their observations to describe the behavior of...

High School / Physics

Properties of Diodes

Students investigate the properties of a diode with current and voltage sensors. They use their observations to describe the behavior of a diode.

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Who Discovered Spectroscopy?
Biology • Chemistry • Physics

Who Discovered Spectroscopy?

Similar to many scientific concepts, spectroscopy developed as a result of the cumulative work of many scientists over many decades. We typically credit Sir Isaac Newton with the development of spectroscopy,

What is the Difference Between Spectroscopy and Microscopy?
Biology • Chemistry • Physics

What is the Difference Between Spectroscopy and Microscopy?

Most people have used a microscope at some point during their education, but not everyone has used a spectroscope or spectrometer. While they share similar names, spectroscopy and microscopy are used for different purposes.

What is Spectroscopy Used For?
Biology • Chemistry • Physics

What is Spectroscopy Used For?

Spectroscopy is used for physical and analytical chemistry to detect, determine, or quantify the molecular composition of a sample.

Is Sound Just Vibrations?
Physics

Is Sound Just Vibrations?

When we consider what defines sound in a physics context, it can be tempting to assume sound is basically vibrations. While partially true, sound is much more complex than simple vibrations.

What Type of Wave is Sound?
Physics

What Type of Wave is Sound?

So what type of wave is sound? Sound waves fall into three categories: longitudinal waves, mechanical waves, and pressure waves.

What is a Sound Wave in Physics?
Physics

What is a Sound Wave in Physics?

In physics, sound is produced in the form of a pressure wave. When an object vibrates, it creates sound energy, which causes the surrounding air molecules to vibrate, initiating a chain reaction of sound wave vibrations throughout the medium.