Middle School Starter Lab Station

Product Code: PS-3312


The Middle School Science Starter Lab Station makes it easy and affordable to begin using sensor-based technology in your middle school science classroom or at home. Inside the Starter Lab Station are the wireless sensors used to perform six activities from the Essential Middle School Science Lab Manual. Available separately is the Middle School Science Extension Lab Station (PS-3313) which, when combined with the Middle School Science Starter Lab Station, comprises all the wireless sensors used to perform the 10 labs inside the Essential Middle School Science Lab Manual.

Components of the Starter Lab Station

Wireless Sensors: PASCO’s rugged, low-cost wireless sensors connect directly to computers, Chromebooks, tablets, and mobile devices to allow students to quickly collect data, leaving more time for analyzing and interpreting data. This lab station includes:

Gratnells Storage Tray: Every Starter Lab Station includes a Gratnells storage tray with a custom insert designed to securely fit each sensor and accessory. These trays provide a convenient and well-ordered storage solution for any classroom, while also making transportation between classrooms effortless. The custom storage insert also includes spaces for each complementary sensor from the Middle School Science Extension Lab Station, which can be purchased separately.

Digital Access to Lab Activities: Included with the starter lab station is digital access to PASCO’s Essential Middle School Science Lab Manual.

Printed Samples of Student Handouts: The 10 lab activity handouts from Essential Middle School Science Lab Manual are printed, bound in a booklet, and included in the lab station for your convenience.

Distance Learning Resources: The 10 labs found in the Printed Samples Booklet also include digital resources to support distance learning for students working at home. These resources include live video recordings of data collection and sample data files that students can use to perform their own analyses.

Lab Activities

The Essential Middle School Science Lab Manual includes 10 lab activities that integrate PASCO sensors and equipment for an engaging year of middle school science teaching. The combined Middle School Science Starter Lab Station (PS-3312) and Middle School Science Extension Lab Station (PS-3313) comprise the sensors used to perform all 10 labs.

Lab Title Starter Lab Station
Extension Lab Station
1 Describing Motion
2 Humidity and Dew Point
3 Night and Day
4 Seasons and Temperature
5 Thermoregulation
6 Introduction to Acids and Bases
7 Photosynthesis
8 Acid Rain and Weathering
9 Forces and Interactions
10 Waves and Energy

Blockly Investigations and Activities– These investigations and activities integrate Blocky coding and the Blocky coding environment embedded within PASCO’s Capstone and SPARKvue software.

What’s Included

  • 1x Wireless Motion Sensor (PS-3219)
  • 1x Wireless Temperature Sensor (PS-3201)
  • 1x Wireless pH Sensor (PS-3204)
  • 1x Wireless Light Sensor (PS-3213)
  • 1x Gratnells Storage Tray with Custom Storage Insert
  • 1x Digital Access to PASCO’s Essential Middle School Science Lab Manual