Searching for an easy way to introduce your students to coding? We've got you covered! This week on PASCO Live, the team will demonstrate how you can use SPARKvue to code with the onboard sensors in a smartphone. This simple activity is a hassle-free way for students to begin coding with absolutely no equipment other than their own smartphones, making it ideal for hybrid and remote learning models. Join us this week for a step-by-step demonstration, complete with instructions, sample code, and examples of onboard sensors that you can immediately begin utilizing in your course.
Studies have shown that exposure to computer science concepts can hav e a lasting impact on students' career opportunities, but bridging the gap between science investigations and computational thinking activities is an evolving challenge for many educators. On this week's PASCO Live, we'll demonstrate how a simple sound investigation can be expanded to include key concepts in computational thinking. Join us this Thursday to ask questions, get answers, and discover how you can reinforce science standards while preparing students for a digital future.
Testing water quality and water hardness is probably easier than you think! Whether it be in the classroom, home or field, water quality investigations enable students to practice real-life science in a way that's accessible, safe, and impactful. On PASCO Live, join former educators, Barbara Pugliese and Roger Palmer, as they perform water quality tests on solution samples using a drop counter and conductivity sensor. They'll compare gravimetric and conductometric analyses and explain how water hardness investigations can be adapted for AP Chemistry, Chemistry and Environmental Science courses.
When it comes to teaching physics, demos are a foolproof method for bringing about more "Aha!" moments. Whether they're struggling to conceptualize vectors, centripetal acceleration, or Newton's Laws, every student benefits from seeing physical concepts come to life. On this week's PASCO Live, former educator, Dan Burns will bring modern perspectives to traditional kinematics and dynamics concepts using the Smart Cart Demo Kit. With more than 15 demos in the manual, there's no telling what topics Dan will showcase!
Join us this week on PASCO Live for an investigation into the resonance of sound in an air column. The team will use an air column, an analog sound sensor, and our Universal Interfaces to investigate resonance within the air column in real-time. During this demonstration, they'll use Capstone's FFT displays to identify the nodes in the resonating air column and discuss how you can do the same with your students. Don't miss this opportunity to ask our experts questions as they investigate resonance within an air column!
Fostering a sense of curiosity in science can have a lasting impact on young learners' science literacy. Hands-on investigations, such as those provided with PASCO Lab Stations, allow students to explore the world around them using portable sensors and live data that mirror the tools used by scientists every day. On this week's PASCO Live, we are unboxing Lab Stations for Elementary and Middle School sciences. These dynamic stations can be used to perform engaging distance learning demonstrations, as well as hands-on group investigations within a traditional classroom setting. Join us this week for an introduction to PASCO's Elementary and Middle School Lab Stations!
In this episode of PASCO Live, we're taking viewers behind-the-scenes of PASCO scientific with an interactive tour of our building. Venture alongside the team as they walk you through a day at PASCO and introduce you to the people behind our innovations. With more than 90,000 square feet and five and half decades of history, our facility has never been seen quite like this. Join us this week for a tour of our PASCO!
How will your school teach science labs in the fall? As science educators prepare for an unconventional school year, many are struggling to find flexible teaching methods that support both at-home and in-class labs.
On this week's PASCO Live, our specialists will demonstrate new methods for teaching Biological, Agricultural, Elementary, and Middle School science labs. They'll unbox Lab Stations for each topic, demonstrate sample experiments, and explain how these turnkey solutions can be used to support labs in various learning models, including distance learning. Each Starter Lab Station includes printed lab instructions, corresponding sensors, connections to computational thinking with coding, digital access to robust teaching tools and suggestions, and a storage tray.
Join us this week on PASCO Live to explore the PASCO Academy alongside our Instructional specialists. They'll walk you through a day at the Academy, while presenting the four main components of PASCO Academy: Physics and Chemistry, including:
- An overview of the instructional resources educators receive prior to their students' lab day.
- A demonstration of what our Instructors will present to students on lab days, including experimentation, data collection, and files for them to analyze using the included PASCO software.
- A sample, follow-up segment that explores what the analysis may look like for students and discusses the experiment's scientific relevance.
- A sneak peek at the interactive Educator Forum with live support and faculty coaching.
On this week's PASCO Live, we're introducing PASCO Academy: Physics and Chemistry, an instructional support solution for high school students and faculty. Optimized for hybrid and distance learning, PASCO Academy's world-class science content, lab activities, resources and faculty coaching help empower teachers, while providing additional support for lesson development and deployment. Find out more on this week's PASCO Live as Dr. JP Keener unveils this unparalleled instructional support solution for distance and hybrid learning.