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PASCO has been designing, developing, and supporting innovative teaching and learning solutions for K–12 and higher education since 1964. PASCO’s team of educators, scientists, educational researchers, engineers, and many others is committed to the advancement of STEM education around the world.
Today teachers and students in more than 100 countries use PASCO solutions. PASCO’s complete program support includes custom implementation planning, standards alignment, curriculum integration, and systemic professional development.
PASCO STEM Modules
PASCO also recognizes that resources and professional development are critical for the successful implementation of STEM initiatives and is ready to partner with ministries, districts and schools to help develop a plan that aligns with your vision.
As a starting point, we have developed several complete STEM units (PASCO STEM Modules), to include content, equipment, technology and instructions to help jump start your STEM program.
In addition, PASCO offers numerous inquiry-driven, project-based solutions that can be readily integrated and customized to meet your program needs.
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Each of these discreet modules challenges students to combine Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts in pursuit of a solution to a particular challenge. Each module:
- Is guided by the national standards
- Incorporates a problem-based learning approach, emphasizing inquiry
- Incorporates both independent and collaborative work
- Includes both formative and summative assessments
- Features an engineering design challenge as the culminating project
Each module is centered on an open-ended Challenge in which students are given the task of designing, constructing, and implementing the solution to an engineering problem. The Challenge is based on fundamental science concepts in one or more of the science and simulates a real world problem that a modern engineer might encounter, with similar design constraints.
Air Bag Module
Air Bag Module incorporating the 4 components of STEM through an engineering challenge in which students construct an air bag.
Biosphere Module incorporating the 4 components of STEM through an engineering challenge in which students create a model ecosystem.
Egg Drop Module
Egg Drop Module incorporating the 4 components of STEM through an engineering challenge in which students construct an apparatus designed to protect a raw egg.
Collisions Module incorporating the 4 components of STEM through an engineering challenge in which students construct a mock automobile bumper.
More Options for STEM Applications
PASCO’s Structure Systems offer a realistic, hands-on method for students to design and create life-like structures in the classroom. Perfect for design-based experimentation, these systems range in complexity from single trusses to dynamic kits.Learn More
The ErgoBot is both a robot that can move under its own control and a low-friction, motion-sensing cart that wirelessly transmits position, velocity, and acceleration data in real-time. Includes a complete set of lessons that all begin from the novice level.Learn More
PASCO’s EcoZone System is designed to help students model and understand the complex interactions within, and among, different ecosystems. The three clear acrylic EcoChambers are specially designed to accommodate PASCO sensors, making qualitative and quantitative measurements as easy as observing.Learn More
MatchGraph software is the most intuitive way to teach motion graphing. This free software gives your students a solid introduction to the concepts of position, velocity, acceleration, and motion graphs. It is also the best way we've found to teach students the concept of slope.Learn More