PASCO Wireless Sensors

Inspire and empower with Google Science Journal

Google Science Journal transforms your device into a pocket-size science tool that encourages students to explore their world. As they conduct eye-opening experiments, they’ll record observations and make new, exciting discoveries.


Get Started

The use of PASCO sensors with Google Science Journal is supported only on Android devices. To get started, you’ll need a PASCO wireless sensor; Android tablet or phone with the Google Science Journal; and SPARKvue apps installed.

Requirements:

  • Android 6.1 or later
  • SPARKvue 4.3 or later
  • Google Science Journal
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Instructions

  1. Download and install the apps for SPARKvue and Google Science Journal.
  2. The following steps must only be completed once. Be sure to approve all permission requests when prompted.
  3. Launch SPARKvue and select “Sensor Data” from the home screen.
  4. Close and shutdown SPARKvue (it cannot run in the background).
  5. Launch Google Science Journal.
  6. Create a new experiment by tapping the plus sign in the bottom, right corner.
  7. Select the sensors icon.
  8. Select the gear settings icon in the top right of the “Sensor Card.”
  9. Turn on your PASCO sensor and select the measurements for the sensor.
  10. Go back to the experiment and select the measurement from the list of sensors.
  11. Click the record button to save the data.

Export to Google Sheets

SPARKvue can also export data directly into Google Sheets, which saves students a few steps when exporting data. After you are finished collecting data, select “Export to Google Sheets” from the app menu. Students will be prompted to select a Google Account. We do not recommend adding a personal account to shared devices.

Requirements:

  • Android 6.1 or later
  • SPARKvue 4.3 or later
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After an account is selected, the data will be available as a file labeled “EXPORT_DATA” within Google Sheets or Google Drive for further analysis.

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