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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High School / Physics

Blockly Extension: Acoustic Stopwatch

Students develop Blockly code that uses data from a Wireless Sound Sensor to trigger start and stop timing, effectively creating a stopwatch...

Middle School / STEM

Digital Thermometer

Students use a //code.Node and a wireless temperature sensor to create a device that alerts the user to a fever.

Middle School / STEM

Intruder Alarm

Students use their previous knowledge of coding to create a unique program that will alert them to an intruder. The process will include submitting...

Middle School / Physical Science • STEM

Step Counter

Students will use either the acceleration-y or acceleration-x //code.Node sensor and knowledge of their own gait to create a program that mimics...

Middle School / STEM

Investigating Sound Levels

Students use the //code.Node sound sensor to investigate various sound levels and create a program to alert the user when the music from their...

Middle School / STEM

What's the Origin?

Students take their previous knowledge of plotting ordered pairs and apply it to the layout of the //code.Node 5X5 LED array.

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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.

Scout Me In! Progressing STEM In Scouting with Caroline Gochoco-Tsuyuki
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Scout Me In! Progressing STEM In Scouting with Caroline Gochoco-Tsuyuki

I became involved with Scouting in 2014, when my son joined a local troop in Lafayette. It was easy to reason that I was there as his chauffeur, but really I was thinking, “Why should he have all the fun?”

PASCO Wins Three "Best of Show" Awards from NSTA and Catapult-X
Chemistry • Environmental Science • Physics

PASCO Wins Three "Best of Show" Awards from NSTA and Catapult-X

More than two thousand science and STEM educators participated in the first Science Educators' Best of Show™ Awards by casting their votes for products that they felt impacted science learning.

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.