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Using the PASCO Smart Cart to Teach the Right-Hand Rule
Physics

Using the PASCO Smart Cart to Teach the Right-Hand Rule

We high school physics teachers tend to associate the right hand rules with electromagnetism. As a student, my first encounter with a right hand rule was when I was introduced to the magnetic field produced by the electric current in a long, straight wire

Outdoor Explorations in Photosynthesis and Respiration
Biology

Outdoor Explorations in Photosynthesis and Respiration

PASCO’s Wireless CO2 Sensor provides a powerful opportunity for students to explore the effects of photosynthesis and respiration in their local environment. This blog will describe how students can use a “Pretzel Barrel...

The View from a Small Town Physics Classroom
Physics

The View from a Small Town Physics Classroom

Written by: Glenn Grant, a longtime teacher from the small town of Mission, British Columbia, Canada. Let me paint you a picture. Not something physicists normally do but I’ll give it a shot. I teach in a small town in...

Seven Things To Do With Wireless CO2
Biology

Seven Things To Do With Wireless CO2

Measuring Carbon Dioxide (CO2) has many applications in the classroom and with the latest advances in technology is easier and more affordable than ever before. Here’s a quick look at some of the cool things you can do...

Stoked About Stoich
Chemistry

Stoked About Stoich

Talk about luck of the Irish! NSTA 2015 in Chicago happened to coincide with the city’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities and the greening of the Chicago River.A group of us ventured to the river, with a PASCO Wireless...

GLOBE Learning Experience 2018
Earth & Environmental • Earth Science

GLOBE Learning Experience 2018

Every 4yrs GLOBE hosts their annual conference outside the USA and this year we trekked to Killarney, Ireland to work with GLOBE coordinators, teachers, and students from all over the world. The conference began with an opening...

Going Wireless: Shifting Augustana’s First-years Labs
Chemistry

Going Wireless: Shifting Augustana’s First-years Labs

The Augustana Campus chemistry labs have traditionally been perfectly acceptable, but have yielded somewhat standard chemistry experiments with very typical analysis. As a satellite campus of the University of Alberta, located in Camrose, Alberta...

Water Purification
Chemistry

Water Purification

Water is a precious resource, but not all water is potable and ready for consumption. Since water is a “the universal solvent,” it can dissolve many substances. Luckily, the physical and chemical properties of water and...