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 / Physical Science

Weight Drop Launch

Students will investigate how a weight drop launch style of roller coaster works using a //code.Node Cart. Additionally, they will create a Blockly...

College / Chemistry • Physics

Heat of Fusion of Ice

This lab investigates the concept of conservation of energy as applied to calorimetry: In a closed system, the sum ofall materials that gain...

College / Chemistry • Physics

Entropy

This lab investigates the concept of entropy as applied to calorimetry. The relationship between entropy andspontaneous processes is investigated.

College / Chemistry • Physics

Calorimetry

This experiment teaches the concept of conservation of energy: In an isolated system, the sum of the heat that flowsout of the objects that cool...

Middle School / Physical Science

Speed and Velocity

Students will investigate speed and velocity using the //code.Node Cart. Using the data they collect, they will create a two Blockly challenge...

Middle School / Physical Science

Crash Test: Velocity and Inertia

Students will explore Newton's laws of motion using the //code.Node Cart to measure velocity and observing what occurs when it comes to a sudden...

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Happy Holidays from PASCO!
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Happy Holidays from PASCO!

Happy holidays from PASCO! A special thank you to the incredible educators we support, and a story about how we celebrated the holidays in classic 2020 fashion.

Standing Wave Phenomena
Physics

Standing Wave Phenomena

Visualize waves and wave behavior in real time with an interactive standing wave demonstration. Not only are the results amazing, but it provides a rare opportunity for students to get hands-on with complex wave phenomena. 

PASCO //code.Node Receives Four-Star Review in Physics Education
Earth Science • Elementary Science • Life Science • Physical Science

PASCO //code.Node Receives Four-Star Review in Physics Education

PASCO’s turnkey coding solution, the //code.Node, recently received a four-star review in the November issue of Physics Education.

Hour of Code Activities and Resources
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Hour of Code Activities and Resources

Computer Science Education Week is here, and the PASCO team is ready to help your students get coding! Celebrate Hour of Code with these easy and accessible coding activities.

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?