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Wireless Colorimeter And Turbidity Sensor

PS3215 Topview MAIN 196091The Wireless Colorimeter and Turbidity Sensor simultaneously measures the absorbance and transmittance of six different wavelengths. Each wavelength represents a region of the ROYGBIV color wheel and can be displayed graphically using PASCO software. 

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Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS

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Go beyond tracking weather

Analyze trends to create understanding

The Wireless Weather Sensor with GPS is an all-in-one instrument for monitoring environmental conditions. A built-in anemometer as well as sensing elements for temperature, humidity, pressure, light, and GPS the sensor provides up to 17 different measurements that can be used individually or simultaneously.



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Digital Library







Hundreds of free experiments and lab activities. Search by subject and grade level or by specific PASCO products. Download editable student labs, teacher notes with setup instructions, SPARKvue or Capstone software configuration files and more.


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Creating and Using a Map Display (SPARKvue)

How do I use SPARKvue to display a data set that contains GPS data? By creating a map display within SPARKvue 3.1 or later, you can visually display the spatial relationship for measured data on the map.



MatchGraph! 2.0 is now released


MatchGraph! 2.0 is now released

Here is a summary of what’s new in MatchGraph! 2.0:

• Now supports Smart Cart

• New profiles for Smart Cart – tuned for Smart Cart and offers unique pedagogical opportunity

• Scale is optimized for Smart Cart tabletop and track usage.

• Profiles that go through x=0 teach about negative distance (distance vectors) from a reference 0.

• Android Support (on Google Play soon)

• Native BLE Support*

* Wireless Sensors and Windows 10

To use Wireless Sensors directly with Windows devices (without thePS-3500 USB Bluetooth Adapter) three conditions must be met:

  1. A device running Windows 10 Creators Edition 1703 or later (Check or update your Windows version)
  2. A device with Bluetooth version 4.0 or higher (Check your Bluetooth Version)
  3. MatchGraph! 2.0 or later must be installed (or reinstalled)afterWindows 10 is up-to-date with Creators edition

SPARKvueWins the 2017 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Science Instructional Solution

SPARKvue from PASCO Scientific Wins the 2017 SIIA CODiE Award for Best Science Instructional Solution

SPARKvue cross-platform science learning application combines standards-based content, data collection, visualization, analysis and assessment into one seamless environment


PASCO Scientific, a leader in 21st century science education, today announced that its SPARKvue cross-platform data collection and analysis software for science classrooms is the winner of the 2017 SIIA CODiE Award in theBest Science Instructional Solutioncategory.

In its 34th year, the SIIA CODiE Awards is the software and information industry’s only peer-reviewed awards program recognizing product excellence. A CODiE Award win for education companies is an especially prestigious honor, as each award winner is selected by a combination of educators who act as initial judges by selecting finalists from among all nominees, and SIIA member-company peers who vote to select the winners from among the finalists.

SPARKvue beat out six other finalists in the Best Science Instructional Solution category, one of 34 education technology categories this year, several of which are new or updated to reflect the latest industry trends and business models.

Just three months ago, PASCO received the Product Innovation Award for STEM in the international GESS Education Awards competition. According to company founder Paul Stokstad, this combination of highly coveted international awards is proof that PASCO Scientific provides educators with the best, most innovative, effective and affordable solutions for science classrooms around the world. “These awards are not only an incredible honor for us, but they completely validate the effectiveness of combining PASCO Scientific data collection tools with hands-on activities to foster inquiry-based learning and deeply engage students in science,” said Stokstad.

Available as a free app for Chromebook, iPad and Android tablets, SPARKvue is a powerful yet easy to use science application that combines rich standards-based content, data collection, visualization, analysis and assessment into one seamless environment. It allows students to perform sensor data analysis — at school or home, with opportunities for reflection using journal snapshots of work as well as written observations — all with the touch of a finger. Free 60-day trials are available for PC and Mac computers as well.

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SPARKvue 3.0 Released

new sparkvue smallSPARKvue version 3.0 was just released on August 11th, 2017. This feature release includes significant upgrades to Graph and Scope displays, new in-context graph tools, and much more. Our software team is constantly taking feedback from educators and continually improving our software. Be sure to download the new update and see the changes for yourself

About this download

        • The most recent version is 3.0.0 for Mac and Windows released on 8/11/2017
        • This update is intended for users who have a licensed version of SPARKvue and who are using Mac or Windows computers
        • The update is free from any previous version of SPARKvue
        • Updating SPARKvue will not alter or delete any of your saved work

What's new in this version

        • Improved Graph, Scope, FFT and Bar Graph displays
        • Ability to directly connect Wireless Sensors to compatible Windows devices
        • New and improved Graph tool behaviors
        • Easier to change display measurements and units
        • New calibration option for wireless CO2 sensor
        • Firmware update for SmartCart fixing a time shift between Acceleration from Position sensor and measured Acceleration-x
        • New, larger readout for the Digits display
        • Resolved several known issues

See the full release notes for SPARKvue 3.0.0

Use of Scope Mode in SPARKvue with Built In Microphone SPARKvue

How do I use the scope mode within SPARKvue with the built-in microphone? Within Windows and Android devices, it is possible to use the built-in microphone signal to display the wave form on an oscilloscope (scope) display.

At this stage, this feature is not avaiable for Apple products.

Important update regarding PASCO sensors and Chrome book




The good news is, we have a simple resolution!

Make sure you have v 54.0.2840.101 of the Google Chrome OS or later.


What is the situation?

  • The latest release of the Google Chrome OS, version 54, breaks the USB Serial Communication used by the PS-3500 BLE Adaptor. 

What does this mean?

  • Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices cannot connect to Chromebooks that have updated to version 54. All PASCO BLE wireless sensors are affected for wireless connection. 
  • Direct USB connection is not affected and works as expected.  PASCO wireless sensors with USB capability and USB interfaces (USB Link, Airlink, Airlink 2, SPARKlink, SPARKlink Air and 550) are unaffected. 



What should you do?

  • If your machines have not updated to V54, we suggest freezing the OS at V53 until Google fixes the OS.  See below for instructions on how to prevent updates.
  • If your machines are already updated you can connect your PASCO Wireless sensors that have a USB connection (for example AirLink, Force/Accel, Pressure, etc.) via the USB port until the issue is resolved. Non-USB enabled BLE sensors such as Temp, pH, Light, will not work.
  • If your machines are already updated and USB connection is not possible consider rolling the OS back to v53 to regain use of BLE devices. See below for rollback instructions.

Who is responsible for fixing this problem?

Google.  This problem is due to changes Google made which broke this part of the operating system.  PASCO, and all other companies, are dependent on Google to fix the issue. The issue is logged with Google and other developers have noted the same problem. Engineering is monitoring the situation with Google closely. Note the period for Google between releases is typically 2-4 weeks although there is no guarantee that the next release will address this issue. We will keep you updated as we learn more.


To work around the issue download this PDF.

SPARKvue Update V.2.5.1 Released

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About this download

  • The most recent version is 2.5.1 for Mac and Windows released on 10/20/2016
  • This update is intended for users who have a licensed version of SPARKvue and who are using Mac or Windows computers
  • The update is free from any previous version of SPARKvue
  • Updating SPARKvue will not alter or delete any of your saved work

What's new in this version

  • Support for new Wireless Conductivity Sensor (PS-3210)
  • Improvements for the Wireless Light Sensor (PS-3213)
  • Minor Visual Improvements
  • Several resolved issues and bug fixes


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Capstone update V1.7.1 released

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  • The most recent version is 1.7.1 released on 20/10/2016
  • This update is intended for users who have a licensed version of PASCO Capstone.
  • This is a maintenance release that adds support for the Wireless Conductivity Sensor and improvements for the Wireless Light Sensor as well as resolving several issues.


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PASCO Wins (3!) 2016 Tech & Learning Awards

2016 TL WinnerPASCO Scientific is the only company to win three or more awards in the new products category

Roseville, Calif. — Oct. 17, 2016 — Three state-of-the-art science teaching and learning solutions from PASCO® Scientific have been recognized as outstanding and “innovative applications that break new ground” in the annual Awards of Excellence competition sponsored by Tech & Learning magazine. The winners were chosen from among hundreds of entries of software, hardware, network, app and Web products designed to help educators improve student learning.   

Two of PASCO’s award winners — the PASCO Smart Cart and Wireless Temperature Sensor — come from the company’s new line of wireless technologies, which allow students to spend more time exploring and performing experiments that were difficult or impossible before. Embedding sensor technology directly into the cart, the PASCO Smart Cart wirelessly transmits position, velocity, acceleration and force data directly to a computer or mobile device via Bluetooth®.  The Wireless Temperature Sensor, the first of 10 wireless products released this year, allows students to access instant temperature readings and continuously monitor, log and plot temperature data in a variety of applications.

The third of PASCO’s winners is the ErgoBot, a robotic motion system that that bridges the gap between curriculum and equipment, and between science and engineering. The device communicates wirelessly with any computer or mobile device, displays position and velocity in real time, and connects graphs to the equations of motion. The ErgoBot also comes with a variety of curricula to help teachers lead lessons in everything from vector navigation to programming.

“We appreciate the acknowledgement that the ErgoBot and PASCO’s line of wireless solutions are breaking new ground,” said Steven Korte, CEO of PASCO Scientific. “Sensor-based lab investigations provide rich opportunities for students to deepen their understanding and develop hands-on experience using tools like those used by real-life scientists and engineers.”

Earlier this year Tech & Learning honored PASCO’s wireless sensors as Best of Show winners for the International Society for Technology in Education 2016 Conference, the largest education technology conference in the nation. In recent months, the company’s products have also been recognized by the EdTech Digest Awards, GESS Education Awards, and BETT Awards.

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Spring is in full swing and your lab is probably in full use. Saving time in the lab is critical so your students have more time for discussion and analysis. Our wireless sensors can help make data collection fast and easy. Take a look at some of our quick ideas that only require a Wireless Temperature Sensor paired with a device running SPARKvue— and the full-featured app is free for iOS, Android and Chrome devices. Our #PASCOshorts are 1 minute videos of hands-on experiments in earth, life and physical science. Check out our #PASCOshorts YouTube channel to see more and email us if you have suggestions for a future video!

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