Sensors, Lab Equipment, and Accessories
LabQuest sensors require an interface from the LabQuest family to send data to computers, Chromebooks, and iOS and Android devices.
|LabQuest 2||LabQuest Mini|
|Built-in Color Screen||Yes||No|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi and USB||USB|
The Optics Expansion Kit requires a dynamics track, which can be purchased as a track or as part of a Dynamics Cart and Track System. This recommendation includes a track, but you can choose to upgrade to a cart and track system.
Each lab book includes a searchable PDF of the entire book, word-processing files for student experiments, teacher information files including sample data and graphs, a complete materials and supplies list, and other supplemental resources.
The printed version includes everything in the electronic version, plus a printed copy of the book.
- Wave and Circuit Investigations
The Power Amplifier is often used to drive a speaker or string for wave investigations. It can also be used as a DC power supply for circuit investigations.
- Dynamics Track Can Be Used As Optics Bench
If you already have dynamics tracks, you can use them as an optics bench with the Optics Expansion Kit (and accompanying Mirror Set). If you have an extra track, you can use it to store the lenses/mirrors when not in use.
- Video Simulations of Real-World Science
Supplementing hands-on labs with simulations, like those offered by PhET, or video analysis activities, like those from Pivot Interactives, are a nice change of pace. And, for some experiments for which clean data is difficult to collect, it is much easier to focus on the scientific principle with a simulation or video analysis.
Physics Technology Specialist
All prices shown are for U.S. educators.