PASCO Academy provides virtual labs, activities, and curricular resources to institutions and faculty using hybrid or distance learning models. Our courses are designed and delivered by PASCO instructors who work with faculty to support their students’ science learning.

Who is PASCO Academy Designed For?

  • Institutions with distance learners enrolled in introductory Physics and/or Chemistry courses
  • Educators in need of student-friendly virtual labs and activities that satisfy their standards
  • Distance and hybrid learners whose lab experiences have been reduced or eliminated due to the pandemic

PASCO Academy Overview

What Does a PASCO Academy Course Include?

  • Annual license for PASCO Academy’s Physics and Chemistry courses
  • SPARKvue software licenses for students and faculty
  • 50+ Standardized topics with distance learning labs and resources
  • 24/7 Access to virtual labs, activities, and analysis discussions
  • Full access to digital curriculum: Essential Physics and Essential Chemistry
  • Corresponding educator resources, including a test bank, answer keys and more
  • Professional development and faculty coaching from course instructors

The PASCO Academy gives science educators 24/7 access to our Physics and Chemistry courses. Each course includes a resource library with 30 weeks of turnkey distance learning content, including virtual labs, activities, and curriculum designed to align with introductory Physics and Chemistry courses.

Physics

PASCO Academy: Physics provides a full semester (15 weeks) of instructional and lab activity support for distance and hybrid physics courses. Each week, our physics Instructors provide three online video segments intended for asynchronous, synchronous or synchronous hybrid learning formats: an educator-focused explanation of the week’s material, a student-focused lab session that demonstrates the week’s phenomenon using experimentation and data collection, and a follow-up student-focused video segment that reviews the experiment’s analysis and scientific relevance.

The course is designed to supplement your campus’s existing physics curriculum by providing instructional support, video-based labs, student data sets, and faculty coaching that enables your campus to engage with physics concepts from any location.

 

Weekly Demonstrations and Follow-Up Videos Include:

  • An educator-focused, professional development and coaching resource for faculty that provides information about the week’s topic, resources, ideas to include inquiry, and distance learning strategies
  • A student-focused laboratory investigation that allows students to explore the week’s topic(s) alongside our instructors as they model, measure, and discuss the phenomena
  • Coordinated student handouts and data sets that allow students to perform their own analysis on data collected during the demonstration
  • A follow-up video segment where our instructors discuss the experiment’s analysis and its scientific relevance

Included Supplemental Curriculum: Essential Physics

PASCO Academy: Physics follows the Essential Physics curriculum, which satisfies standards for algebra-based physics and introductory physics courses. Our Instructors will use Essential Physics to supplement your existing curriculum and will support faculty and students with their instructional resources, lab demonstrations, and professional development. A single semester fee includes campus-wide access to our Essential Physics curriculum and resources, including the e-Book, Teacher Resources, infinite Test Bank, lab investigations, and more. These resources are designed to serve as supplemental distance learning materials but may also assist educators during their transition back to the classroom as the curriculum is consistent for all learning modalities.

Every Semester of PASCO Academy: Physics Includes:

  • Students and faculty access to the Essential Physics interactive e-Book with embedded animations and simulations
  • Faculty access to the Essential Physics Teacher Resources, including worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, simulations, and teaching tips.
  • Faculty access to the PASCO Academy: Physics Educator Forum curated by PASCO master Instructors, which provides curricular support, coaching assistance, networking opportunities, and timely answers from our specialists.
  • Faculty access to the Essential Physics Infinite Test Bank
  • Faculty access to 82 physics investigations
  • Faculty access to 8 design challenges
  • Faculty access to 30+ videos

Chemistry

PASCO Academy: Chemistry provides a full semester (15 weeks) of instructional and lab activity support for distance and hybrid chemistry courses. Each week, our chemistry instructors provide three online video segments intended for asynchronous, synchronous or synchronous hybrid learning formats: an educator-focused explanation of the week’s material, a student-focused lab session that demonstrates the week’s phenomenon using experimentation and data collection, and a follow-up student-focused video segment that reviews the experiment’s analysis and scientific relevance.

The course is designed to supplement your campus’s existing chemistry curriculum by providing instructional support, video-based labs, student data sets, and faculty coaching that enables your campus to engage with chemistry concepts from any location.

 

Weekly Demonstrations and Follow-Up Videos Include:

  • An educator-focused, professional development and coaching resource for faculty that provides information about the week’s topic, resources, ideas to include inquiry, and distance learning strategies
  • A student-focused laboratory investigation that allows students to explore the week’s topic(s) alongside our instructors as they model, measure, and discuss the phenomena
  • Coordinated student handouts and data sets that allow students to perform their own analysis on data collected during the demonstration
  • A follow-up video segment where our instructors discuss the experiment’s analysis and its scientific relevance

Included Supplemental Curriculum: Essential Chemistry

PASCO Academy: Chemistry follows the Essential Chemistry curriculum, which satisfies standards for introductory chemistry courses. Our chemistry Instructors will use Essential Chemistry to supplement your existing curriculum and will support faculty and students with their instructional assistance, resources, and PD. A single semester fee grants campus-wide access to our Essential Chemistry curriculum and resources, including the e-Book, Teacher Resources, infinite Test Bank, lab investigations, and more. These resources are designed to serve as supplemental distance learning materials but may also assist educators during their transition back to the classroom as the curriculum is consistent for all learning models.

Every Semester of PASCO Academy: Chemistry Includes:

  • Student and faculty access to the Essential Chemistry interactive e-Book with embedded animations and simulations
  • Student and faculty access to the Chemical Equation Solver
  • Faculty access to the PASCO Academy: Chemistry Educator Forum, which provides curricular support, coaching assistance, networking opportunities, and timely answers from our specialists.
  • Faculty access to the Essential Chemistry Teacher Resources, including worksheets, presentations, simulations, and teaching tips
  • Faculty access to the Essential Chemistry Infinite Test Bank
  • Faculty access to 71 chemistry investigations
  • Faculty access to 4 engineering design projects

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    Gurpreet Sidhu | Physics Instructor | University College of North | The Pas, MB

  • Wireless Spectrometer Big Hit With Students – PASCO’s wireless spectrometer has been utilized very well by our earth science and physical science teachers. It’s an excellent piece of equipment and we have very much enjoyed its addition to enriching our classroom. It definitely brings students to a higher level of understanding wave interaction at a molecular level.

    Matt Tumbach | Secondary Instructional Technology Leader | Tommy Douglas Collegiate | Saskatoon, SK

  • Excellent Smart Cart – I thought the cart was excellent. The quick sampling rate for force will be very useful for momentum and collision labs we do. I’m recommending we include this in our order for next school year.

    Reed Jeffrey | Science Department Head | Upper Canada College | Toronto ON

  • Your lab equipment is of the highest quality and technical support is always there to help. During the 25 years we have used a wide array of lab equipment including computer interfacing. Your Pasco line has a high profile in our lab and will continue to do so far into the future.

    Bob Chin | Lab Technician | Kwantlen Polytechnic University | Surrey, BC

  • Datalogging Activities are Cross-Curricular

    Throughout the province of Nova Scotia, PASCO’s probeware technology has been merged with the rollout of the new P-6 curriculum. We chose a number of sensors for use with our project-based activities. Both the functionality and mobility of PASCO’s dataloggers enable students to collect authentic, real-world data, test their hypotheses and build knowledge.

    Mark Richards | Technology Integration Consultant | Annapolis Valley R.S.B. | Nova Scotia

  • We have a large number of PASCO wireless spectrometers and love how they have improved the learning experience for our students.

    Shawn McFadden | Technical Specialist | Ryerson University | Toronto, Ontario

  • During distance learning due to COVID-19 school shut down, I was given a short window to collect what I could from my classroom to teach online. The PASCO wireless sensors and Smart Carts were my top priority to collect to implement distance learning. By sharing experimental data with students via SPARKVue, the sensors were pivotal in creating an online experience that still allowed students to grow with their lab skills. It was easy to record videos of the data collection and share the data with my students. They did a phenomenal job examining and interpreting the data.


    Michelle Brosseau | Physics Teacher | Ursuline College Chatham | Chatham, Ontario

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