Impulse of a Rocket Engine – Area Under a Force Curve
Physics

Impulse of a Rocket Engine – Area Under a Force Curve

Thrust curves for model rocket engines are a great way to explore impulse. While every student has everyday experiences with impulses, they are less familiar with the mathematical concept and resulting units of N’s. Analyzing force curves using real data

Jack-O'-Lantern Inquiry
Life Science • Physical Science

Jack-O'-Lantern Inquiry

Fall is a great time of year to study the nutrient cycle. And with many of your students carving pumpkins, there will be no shortage of materials to observe. All you will need to start are a few pumpkins, cameras, CO2 and...

Don't Be Afraid of the Glow in the Dark!
Chemistry

Don't Be Afraid of the Glow in the Dark!

Fall is in full swing and Halloween is approaching. It’s the time of year for glowing ghosts, ghouls, and… science experiments!Things that appear to glow are luminescent. Luminescent materials are literally “cool”...

Newton’s Second Law
Physics

Newton’s Second Law

Consider the below system that includes massless string and a frictionless pulley. The weight of the mass and hanger over the pulley causes the system to accelerate. Deriving the relationship is straightforward, and with...

Biology Inquiry: Enzyme Activity
Biology

Biology Inquiry: Enzyme Activity

Enzymes are critical to many biological reactions. Understanding how enzymes work can help students better understand biology concepts from cellular processes to evolution. This activity allows students to quickly investigate...

Introduce Atomic Theory with Light!
Chemistry

Introduce Atomic Theory with Light!

How do you make the development of the Atomic Theory more accessible to students? Start by looking at lights using PASCO’s Wireless Spectrometer! To begin the activity, have the students use the Spectrometer to analyze...

Introduce Graphing with MatchGraph
Physical Science

Introduce Graphing with MatchGraph

Make studying motion fun with MatchGraph! This program turns interpreting position and velocity vs. time graphs into a game, where students compete to see who can best match their own motion to the trends shown by the app....

Wireless Spectrometry: Colored Solutions
Chemistry

Wireless Spectrometry: Colored Solutions

The new PASCO Wireless Spectrometer paired with our intuitive Spectrometry software now make analyzing colored solutions easier than ever!The free software was built specifically around spectrometry - and it works in...