Middle School / Physical Science

Measuring Light Intensity

In this lab, students will use light sensors to investigate how light intensity changes as it gets further from the source.


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Featured Equipment

Light Sensor

Wireless Light Sensor

The Wireless Light Sensor provides live data for light level (lux), illuminance, UV Index, and color intensity.

Wireless Light Source

A component of Essential Physics Light and Optics module, this wireless, rechargeable light source is ideal for studying color mixing and even internet communication.

Many lab activities can be conducted with our Wireless, PASPORT, or even ScienceWorkshop sensors and equipment. For assistance with substituting compatible instruments, contact PASCO Technical Support. We're here to help.

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Source: Lab #09

Middle School Physical Science Teacher Guide

Measuring Light Intensity