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 / Biology

Plant Pigments and Photosynthesis

In this lab, students will separate plant pigments from a sample using paper chromatography and measure the light reactions of photosynthesis...

High School / Biology

09_Plant Pigments

Students analyze spinach pigments and chloroplasts using paper chromatography, a colorimeter, and a spectrometer to understand how plants capture...

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...

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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.

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,