SPARKvue 4.0

SPARKvue Software

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SPARKvue 4.0 is here to make data collection and analysis even easier, whether you use Chromebooks, Computers, iPads & iPhones, Android devices, or our standalone dataloggers, the SPARK LX and SPARK LXi.

What’s New

Watch this video for a quick run-through of all the new features.

Improvements included in version 4.0

  • A new menu for frequently used features
  • A revamped Welcome Screen (see below)
  • Share experiment files directly to cloud services such as Google Drive or OneDrive.
  • Show only the most recent run data by default.
  • Calibrate and configure sensors through the new hardware setup features.
  • A new Live Data Bar has been created for experiments.

The new Welcome Screen gets you up and running even faster.

About the new Welcome Screen

Choose the type of experiment you want to perform:

  • Manual Entry
  • Sensor Data
  • Remote Logging

When using Sensor Data, SPARKvue will also guide you to a configuration panel, help you select measurements for display, and let you choose from a range of templates.

You can also build your own experiments, open a saved experiment, or open any of the many PASCO built activities.

Constant Improvement

Your one-time purchase of a license or download of the app includes free updates. SPARKvue software is constantly being refined with additional features, streamlined processes, and support for our innovative new products. Much of that improvement comes directly from feedback provided by educators.

Free SPARKlabs

Downloads

Download or update to the latest version: SPARKvue 4.0, released 10/5/2018.

Overview

Award-winning, cross-platform data collection and analysis software

Data collection and analysis is an integral part of any science investigation. Whether graphing manually-entered data, collecting real-time data from a sensor, or remotely logging data, SPARKvue software helps you and your students address important science and engineering practices in your labs.

Easy-to-use and yet powerful, SPARKvue’s collaborative features make this application ideal for use in and out of the science classroom or lab.

Features

Data Collection & Display

  • Live Data Bar
  • Periodic sampling
  • Manual sampling
  • Graph
  • Digits
  • Meter
  • Tables
  • Multiple plot areas
  • Graph or plot user entered data
  • Weather Dashboard (when used with the Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS)

Analysis Tools

  • Scale-to-fit
  • Select a region
  • Prediction tool
  • Smart tool (coordinates and deltas)
  • Statistics
  • Zoom
  • Slope tool
  • Curve fit
  • Annotation
  • Add a y-axis or a new plot area

Designed for Science Learning

  • Convenient annotation, snapshot and electronic journaling are among the features supporting peer dialogue, classroom presentations, and assessment.
  • Create and export electronic student lab journals.
  • Integrated with cloud-based file-sharing services such as Google Drive, Dropbox and more.

The same user experience across:

  • Computers
  • Chromebooks
  • Tablets
  • Smartphones
  • Our standalone SPARK LX dataloggers

Compatible Devices

Compatibility at a glance

Click on your device or devices to see SPARKvue compatibility.

System Requirements

Windows Mac
Windows 7 SP1 or later Mac OS X v 10.10 or later
1 GHz Processor An Intel Core 2 Duo, Corei3, Core i5, Core i7 or Xeon Processor
2 GB RAM 2 GB RAM
435 MB Free Disk Space (255 MB for SPARKvue, 74 MB for Common Files, and 105 MB for Experiments) 200 MB Free Disk Space (Application Bundle)
1024 X 768 or greater resolution 1024 X 768 or greater resolution
Chromebook iOS Android
Chromebook running ChromeOS 57 or later, USB and Bluetooth Requires iOS 9 or later, compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Android 4.4 or later.

Screenshots

The new Welcome Screen.

Graph data from a sensor and see the results in real time.

A Bar Graph used to investigate absorbance

Boyle’s Law using both manually entered data and sensor data

The new Weather dashboard to monitor atmospheric conditions.

 


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