PASCO Sensors and E-STEM (Environmental Education and STEM)
Science investigations should not be strictly confined to the laboratory. Having students monitor and explore a local ecosystem is a great way for students to appreciate the relevance of science to their real world.
PASCO’s Wireless Sensors are the perfect tools for monitoring terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. All wireless sensors feature on board memory and long lasting power for collecting real-time field measurements. Alternatively, the sensors can be left to record on their own to monitor environmental changes for days and even weeks. The long-range Bluetooth communication also ensures that the student’s computing device is not put in harms-way.
PASCO’s Instructional Resources to Support Project Based Activities
PASCO’s Wireless Sensors and equipment naturally lend themselves to student designed investigations. With the guiding-hand of their teacher, student can devise investigations completely from scratch. Alternatively providing students with some direction and structure can help ensure success and alignment with curricular goals.
Blog: Water purification
Simultaneously measures six discrete wavelengths across the visual spectrum. A superb tool for chemistry, biology and environmental studies
Lesson: Chlorophyll Extraction
Video: Colorimetry (1 minute)
The first sensor to consider for your science department. Completely sealed to protect against water damage and can collect data remotely for weeks at a time
Video: Intermolecular Forces (1 minute)