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.

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.

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.