PASCO Capstone™ has more powerful & sophisticated analysis tools and customization, which means a slightly higher learning curve but greater functionality for those who need the extra tools it offers. We recommend Capstone for physics and engineering applications and for users who need its specific features.
SPARKvue® is our easy-to-use, cross platform solution. SPARKvue is intuitive enough to use in elementary schools, but it has powerful analysis tools that are there when you need them. It’s ideal for new users or situations where probeware is used occasionally and a plug-and-play guided experience is desired.
|Comparison of Features||SPARKvue||PASCO Capstone|
|iOS/iPad®/iPhone® ChromebookTM AndroidTM phone or tablets
|Free experiments available for download||√||√|
|Number of curve fits||8||24|
|Area under the curve||√||√|
|Custom configure workspace||√||√|
|Min, max, mean, standard deviation||√||√|
|Signal generator controls||√1||√|
|Open Datastudio files||√|
MatchGraph! Software. Engage your students with a hands-on experience that is centered on motion. Give them a deeper understanding of graphing and interpreting motion graphs, while they see their own motion graphed in real time and scored!
MatchGraph!™ software for Mac® & Windows® computers, and the MatchGraph! apps for iPads® are completely free downloads that give students an incredible introduction to the concepts of position, velocity, acceleration, rate of change/slope, motion graphs and more.
Free Spectrometry Software. Built from the ground up to be the most effective tool for all of your spectrometry needs. The Spectrometry application provides support for experiments including, analysis of emission spectra, absorbance spectra of colored solutions and plant pigments, Beer’s law determination of unknown concentrations, and kinetics experiments. The learner-centered interface makes it easy for all levels of students and teachers to integrate spectrometry into the teaching and learning of physics, chemistry and biology.